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White Hot Stamper

Airto
Fingers

  (Item #: airtofinge_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Airto's true Masterpiece returns to the site with killer sound - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • This is one of the best copies 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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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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Gerry Mulligan Quartet
What Is There To Say?

  (Item #: mulliwhati_1702_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This Six-Eye stereo LP has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Incredibly clean ,clear, open and dynamic, with plenty of detail and clarity
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can hold a candle to the sound of this amazing record
  • AMG 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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Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder

  (Item #: morgasidew_1702_1) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish -- big, rich, smooth and balanced
  • 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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Barney Kessel
Music To Listen To (in Mono)

  (Item #: kessemusic_1702_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Triple Triple (A+++) mono pressing blew everything else out of the water - nothing could touch it!
  • How can you beat a Roy DuNann recording of five reeds, piano, guitar and a rhythm section that includes Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell?
  • The timbre of the instruments is so spot-on it makes all the hard work and money you've put into your stereo more than pay off
  • The Demo Disc sound on this copy is really something to hear - all tube, live-to-two-track direct from the Contemporary studio
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John Coltrane
Giant Steps

  (Item #: coltrgiant_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on both sides, this is a killer copy of Giant Steps
  • Huge bass and rich sax - smooth, solid and present on both sides
  • 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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Cannonball Adderley - Bill Evans
Know What I Mean?

  (Item #: adderknoww_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • The sound is superb on this Double Plus (A++) copy of one of our favorite Cannonball Adderley albums - 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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Sonny Rollins
The Bridge

  (Item #: rollibridg_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding stereo copy of this Rollins classic: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • The 1962 sound is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid throughout, the bass note-like and clear
  • This is the kind of Demo Disc sound that Ray Hall was able to engineer with tubes back in 1962, and it's glorious to hear in 2017
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "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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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two killer sides for one of Herbie's best albums - both clock in at or better than Double Plus (A++)
  • The sides here are wonderful - rich and warm with a huge bottom end and lots of space around the instruments
  • The lineup here includes Grant Green, Donald Byrd, Tony Williams, Hank Mobley and more
  • AMG: "It's a little more relaxed than Takin' Off, but in its own way My Point of View is nearly as stunning."
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Coleman Hawkins
Hawk Eyes!

  (Item #: hawkihawke_1702_2) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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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Lee Morgan
The Rumproller

  (Item #: morgarumpr_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent Hot Stamper sides with each rating between a Single and Double Plus (A+ to A++)
  • Richer and fuller than most copies with plenty of presence and energy
  • It's nearly impossible to find clean vintage pressings of Blue Note albums 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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Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

  (Item #: returroman_1702) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • 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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Gabor Szabo with Gary McFarland
Gypsy ’66

  (Item #: szabogypsy_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, A+ to A++ on side two, these are some of the highest grades we've ever given out for Gypsy ’66
  • 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
And His Concert Jazz Band On Tour

  (Item #: mulliandhi_1702) 

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
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1702) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two with a side one that's very nearly as good (A++ to A+++), making 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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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy with excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The sound is super rich, smooth, musical and full of the vintage 30th Street Studio Magic we've come to love here at Better Records
  • "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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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Thelonious Monk
Monk's Blues

  (Item #: monk_monks_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1608s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


  • 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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Count Basie
Kansas City 5

  (Item #: basiekansa_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Presenting yet another amazingly well recorded Count Basie album, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • It's bigger, more solid and rich, with extension on both ends of the spectrum most of the other copies we played
  • A great session with a fresh sound for Basie, with two top players at his side: Milt Jackson on vibes and Joe Pass on guitar
  • "It is always interesting to hear Basie in a hornless setting like this one where he gets opportunities to stretch out on the piano."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1702_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original stereo pressing is superb from first note to last, A++ on both sides
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and excellent bass
  • About as quiet a copy as we've ever heard -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
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Coleman Hawkins
Hawk Eyes!

  (Item #: hawkihawke_1702_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This killer pressing earned Triple Plus (A+++) grades or something close to them (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • A wonderful Saxophone 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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Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Amazing sound from start to finish on this nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) copy, close to the best we've heard
  • 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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John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane

  (Item #: coltrole_1702) 

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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Charles Mingus
Mingus Revisited

  (Item #: mingurevis_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Wes Montgomery
Boss Guitar

  (Item #: montgbossg_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.00 (You save $20.99 / 14%)


  • 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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Kenny Dorham
Una Mas

  (Item #: dorhaunama_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.00 (You save $20.99 / 14%)


  • Side one was the best we heard in our shootout, earning a grade of nearly Triple Plus (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 (A++) grade - by track two it's full, smooth and natural
  • Both sides are exceptionally quiet, playing a true Mint Minus - for Blue Note that's rare!
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1701_1) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning copy with KILLER Triple Triple (A+++) 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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Gary McFarland
Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon

  (Item #: mcfardoest_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Ted Heath
Swings In High Stereo

  (Item #: heathswing_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) DEMO DISC SOUND on side two, the best sound we heard for this album in our shootout all day
  • Kingsway Hall, Wilkinson and the Decca Tree add up to Audiophile Quality Big Band sound, on this copy anyway
  • Heath and his group play with all the energy and verve essential to this joyful Big Band music - he really does swing in high stereo
  • We consider Ted Heath's early London recordings to be some of the best big band ever recorded
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Ted Heath
Shall We Dance

  (Item #: heathshall_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • One of the better sounding Big Band records we have ever played, the Gold Standard for Tubey Magical recordings
  • This copy boasts Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, and reasonably quiet vinyl for a vintage 1959 Blueback LP
  • The sound is 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
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Barney Kessel
Vol. 3: To Swing Or Not To Swing

  (Item #: kessetoswi_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Not only the first copy to hit the site in many years but also the BEST, with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++)
  • As Good As It Gets -- bigger, richer, fuller, more spacious and with more Tubey Magic than every other copy we played
  • Definitely one of the best early Contemporary LPs we’ve ever played - this is why audiophiles love mono!
  • "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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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1701) 

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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Count Basie / Kansas City 3
For The Second Time

  (Item #: basieforth_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this wonderful piano trio record
  • It's a joy to hear Basie perform as a frontman, stretching out on tunes that were no doubt dear to him
  • Veterans of hundreds of sessions, Ray Brown and Louis Bellson are just as interesting as Basie, high praise
  • Recorded by the legendary engineer Ed Greene (Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba) which surely accounts for the exceptional sound quality
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Duke Ellington
Duke's Big 4

  (Item #: ellindukes_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Wonderful Super Hot Stamper here! Double Plus (A++) on both sides, satisfaction guaranteed
  • Super solid and punchy with open, detailed sound
  • Both sides are full-bodied and rich with excellent presence and energy
  • "One of Duke Ellington's finest small group sessions from his final decade..." Allmusic
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Miles Davis
Workin' and Steamin'

  (Item #: davisworki_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful copy with a stunning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and Double Plus (A++) sound for the rest
  • The best sounding tracks here can hold their own against ANY Miles Davis record we've ever heard
  • You might be surprised that a "2-fer" reissue can beat the originals, but play this pressing and hear it for yourself
  • Two classic albums from Miles's 1956 quintet that included John Coltrane -- important, essential jazz
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderfully musical Hot Stamper copy, with both sides earning excellent sonic grades
  • 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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Art Pepper + Eleven
Modern Jazz Classics

  (Item #: peppemoder_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An incredibly Big, Bold and Lively copy, with each side rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound is rich, warm and full-bodied, with great clarity and openness -- the brass sounds phenomenal
  • The Tubey Magic of the better Black Label originals with none of the problems that make the average original 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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Sonny Rollins
Way Out West

  (Item #: rolliwayou_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb 1957 Contemporary sound on this impressive stereo pressing - very quiet vinyl too, a true Mint Minus
  • Both sides are outstanding, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for their Tubey Magical richness, transparency and spaciousness
  • One of our favorite Rollins records for sound - 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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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1701_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Killer sound for this phenomenal Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic
  • Two Double Plus (A++) sides and relatively quiet vinyl
  • Fantastic clarity and dynamics throughout, with plenty of weight and energy
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety."
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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1701) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • The single best copy of this phenomenal Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic to ever hit the site
  • Side two here rates Triple Plus (A+++) with side one close behind at (A++ to A+++)
  • Both sides are incredibly lively, full-bodied, open and present -- the sound is HUGE and WEIGHTY and it rocks
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety."
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Sonny Rollins
The Bridge

  (Item #: rollibridg_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An incredible Triple Triple (A+++) MONO copy of this Rollins classic - the first to ever make it to the site
  • The 1962 sound is Tubey Magical and rich like you will not believe - in some ways nothing in our shootout could touch it
  • This is the kind of Demo Disc sound that Ray Hall was able to engineer with tubes back in 1962, and it's glorious to hear in 2017
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "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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Cannonball Adderley - Bill Evans
Know What I Mean?

  (Item #: adderknoww_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • One of our favorite Cannonball Adderley albums here at Better Records, and the sound is killer on this copy
  • Triple Plus (A+++) on BOTH sides, nothing could hold a candle to this Shootout Winning pressing
  • 1961 recording technology coupled with the mastering technology used by the gifted George Horn results in top quality sound
  • "It's hard to imagine any fan of mainstream jazz not finding much to love on this very fine recording."
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Chet Baker & Art Pepper
Playboys

  (Item #: bakerplayb_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Triple Plus (A+++) quality on side two, with plenty of amazing sounding, swingin' West Coast Jazz from 1956
  • These 1983 reissues on Boplicity can be dynamic and lively, perfectly suited to the energy of the music
  • This All Tube mono recording has these cats' Hot/Cool jazz sounding the way it should
  • Allmusic: "Baker and Pepper have an instinctual rapport that yields outstanding interplay."
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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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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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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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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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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) - they don't get much better sounding than this, folks!
  • The stereo sound is clear and open with wonderful immediacy, and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in quiet playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • 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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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

  • This superb 1958 album boasts two Triple Plus (A+++) sides - the sound of this pressing simply cannot be beat
  • It's big, lively, tubey, present and very transparent - no other copy could compete with it
  • 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: $149.99

  • 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 for this brilliant 30th street recording
  • The sound is HUGE, rich, full, sweet, tonally right on the money and lively as can be
  • The clarity, transparency, and freedom from smear and distortion are what really set these top quality pressing apart
  • "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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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: $119.99

  • 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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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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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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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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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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