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White Hot Stamper

Charles Mingus
Tijuana Moods

  (Item #: mingutijua_1807_1812) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • This stunning sounding original copy has amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - it's guaranteed to blow your mind
  • The sound here is vintage Living Stereo at its best - big, rich and Tubey Magical like you will not believe
  • These Black Label originals can rarely be found any quieter than this one - it plays Mint Minus Minus for the most part
  • 5 stars: "Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top."
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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Columbia 360 pressing had superb Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Columbia records produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from '63 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here -- natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener." -- Allmusic
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Thelonious Monk
Brilliant Corners

  (Item #: monk_brill_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it throughout
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear and lively with a lovely bottom end
  • With masterful horn playing from Sonny Rollins and Clark Terry, and a rhythm section that can actually keep up with Monk, made up of Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford and Paul Chambers, this is a groundbreaking Must Own for any music loving audiophile
  • 5 Stars: "Brilliant Corners may well be considered the alpha and omega of post-World War II American jazz. No serious jazz collection should be without it."
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Jimmy Smith
Bashin'

  (Item #: smithbashi_1812_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout of this Big Band Jazz classic led by Jimmy Smith's organ; Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • 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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Cannonball Adderley - Bill Evans
Know What I Mean?

  (Item #: adderknoww_1809_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The sound is superb on this Double Plus (A++) copy of one of our favorite Cannonball Adderley albums - fairly 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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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1812_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout; we rarely have these on the site!
  • The stereo sound is super rich and full with a lovely breathy sax sound and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 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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John Coltrane
My Favorite Things

  (Item #: coltrmyfav_1812) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • We guarantee you will hear a dramatic increase in richness, presence and musical energy relative to any copy you've auditioned - or your money back
  • An exceptionally difficult album to find with top quality sound and decent surfaces - this one is pretty darn quiet (especially on the first side)
  • 5 stars: "The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet allow for tastefully executed passages a la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band."
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Vince Guaraldi
Jazz Impressions Of Charlie Brown

  (Item #: guarajazzi_charl_1812) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this copy has a lot going for it
  • Guaraldi introduced the world to his unique, melodic, elegantly simple style with this very album - only a pressing this good does the timeless score justice
  • This copy is exceptionally quiet for a Vince Guaraldi album, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't survive any quieter in our experience
  • 5 stars: "The most remarkable thing, besides the high quality of Guaraldi's whimsically swinging tunes, is that he did not compromise his art one iota for the cartoon world; indeed, he sounds even more engaged, inventive, and lighthearted in his piano work here than ever."
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Milt Jackson
Plenty, Plenty Soul

  (Item #: jacksplent_1812_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are super clean, clear and spacious with tons of bottom end weight
  • "With pianist Horace Silver helping out on both sessions, these all-star dates still sound fresh and enthusiastic decades later." - All Music, 4 1/2 Stars
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John Coltrane
Ballads

  (Item #: coltrballa_1812) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • You'll find incredible Double to Triple Plus (A++) sound from start to finish on this superb stereo pressing of Ballads, just shy of our shootout winner
  • Rudy Van Gelder was masterful at this is the kind of spacious, low-distortion, dynamic and energetic sound
  • If you're tired of hearing the newest veiled, ambience-challenged, recessed, lifeless Heavy Vinyl pressing to be produced from the 55 year old tapes (or the digital copies of them), this is the record for you
  • "... a perfectly fine album of Coltrane doing what he always did -- exploring new avenues and modes in an inexhaustible search for personal and artistic enlightenment."
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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and present with a big bottom end and lots of space around the instruments
  • About as quiet as they come, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 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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Gene Ammons
The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug

  (Item #: ammongenea_1804_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish for this Moodsville Classic - on fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • These two killer Rudy Van Gelder recordings capture the truly wonderful sound of Ammons' smooth, rich, breathy, bluesy sax
  • We love the reverb RVG placed on the drums here - it's sounds just right for a classic jazz album from the '60s
  • "...the tradition of the tenor ballad was fully defined by Gene Ammons and Ben Webster... this [album] is the source of a tradition. One of the absolute necessities to any jazz collection."
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Stanley Turrentine
Sugar

  (Item #: turresugar_1807_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this copy is rich, musical and, above all, 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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John Coltrane
Standard Coltrane

  (Item #: coltrstand_1804_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this remarkable vintage reissue, remastered correctly
  • Big, lively, present and dynamic, this is a killer '58 Rudy Van Gelder Golden Age recording that sounds the way it should
  • Should easily qualify as one of the better sounding Coltrane albums you've ever heard
  • Down Beat gives it Four Stars - it's another fine example of Coltrane's unique take on classic material
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Super Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1812_2) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding Black Print 360 stereo pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, guaranteed to handily beat any copy you've ever heard
  • KOB is the purest embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are a few of the many qualities to be found on this copy - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 5 stars: "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Miles Davis
Bitches Brew

  (Item #: davisbitch_1803_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This pair of vintage 360 pressings earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on all four sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is spacious and real, a clear step up from any Red Label copy we played (and many of the 360s to be sure)
  • Miles is joined by a litany of greats including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, et al., all of whom would go on to pursue this style of jazz for decades to come
  • 5 Stars: "Thought by many to be the most revolutionary album in jazz history, having virtually created the genre known as jazz-rock fusion..."
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Miles Davis
Seven Steps to Heaven

  (Item #: davisseven_1812) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning early Stereo White Print 360 pressing, with a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The brilliance of this 30th street is out of this world (especially on side two) - full-bodied, Tubey Magical, and spacious beyond belief
  • The clarity, transparency, and freedom from smear and distortion really set these better pressings apart from the pack
  • "Some of his most introspective, romantic ballad playing"
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Super Hot Stamper

Chuck Mangione
Feels So Good

  (Item #: mangifeels_1812) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An outstanding copy of Mangione's 1977 release, with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • The overall sound is big and bold with a rock solid bottom end and plenty of space around all of the instruments
  • The title track comes alive here in a way that most copies barely hint at
  • "... stronger from the jazz standpoint than Mangione's subsequent dates."
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Super Hot Stamper

Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball's Bossa Nova

  (Item #: addercanno_1812) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An exceptionally rare and superb sounding early stereo pressing - it boasts Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • These originals are by far the best way to go, in stereo of course, putting Cannonball's breathy, melodic sax right between your speakers, with the rest of the band - including Sergio Mendes on keys - spread out around him
  • Truly an undiscovered gem in the Adderley catalog - the audiophiles here at Better Records were digging both the music and especially the superb sound
  • Another top quality recording from the superbly talented Ray Fowler, the house engineer for Riverside and the man behind many of the best Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderley recordings done for that great jazz label
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Sonny Rollins
Alfie (Original Music From The Score)

  (Item #: rollialfie_1812) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Even though I've been playing this album for more than 25 years, for some reason this is one of the few truly killer copies 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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Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1812_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides of this 1959 release by the great Miles Davis
  • KOB is the purest embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are a few of the many qualities to be found on this copy - quiet vinyl too
  • 5 stars: "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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Super Hot Stamper

Jimmy Smith
Bucket!

  (Item #: smithbucke_1812_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout for this Blue Note LP with both sides earning Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades, just shy of our shootout winner
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big, full-bodied, clear and dynamic with plenty of extension on both ends
  • A trio date: organ, guitar and drums, the grouping that Smith pioneered. Nobody does it better
  • This album is a little more mellow than others I have heard. It's very relaxed and enjoyable. Highly recommended!
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Coleman Hawkins Sextet
Desafinado

  (Item #: hawkidesaf_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Amazing sound throughout this Impulse stereo pressing, with sides that rate a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Another knockout recording from Rudy Van Gelder - he captures the preternaturally breathy quality of Hawkins' sax like nobody can
  • Pretty damn quiet on both sides - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - you won't find one that plays any better
  • "There have been some gimmicky bossa nova albums issued recently, but this one features music of high and enduring quality." Down Beat (1963)
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Coleman Hawkins
Night Hawk

  (Item #: hawkinight_1812_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • With a nearly perfect balance of analog richness and high-res clarity and space, this reissue showed us once again just how good an engineer Rudy Van Gelder could be back in 1961
  • "This [album] has many fine moments from these two highly competitive jazzmen, particularly the lengthy title cut and a heated tradeoff on "In a Mellow Tone," on which Davis goes higher but Hawkins wins on ideas."
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White Hot Stamper

Bill Evans
Moon Beams

  (Item #: evansmoonb_1812_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • 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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Sonny Rollins
What's New?

  (Item #: rolliwhatsn_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two superb sides with each rating a seriously good Double Plus (A++) grade for sound - thanks Ray Hall!
  • This is vintage 1962 Living Stereo sound at its best - big, rich, relaxed, tonally correct and full of Tubey Magic
  • Damn quiet for a Black Label stereo original - it plays Mint Minus Minus and has no audible marks of any kind
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Rollins' characteristically huge tone, relentless harmonic and rhythmic inventiveness, and fierce solos were consistently impressive. Not only did he state the melody clearly and superbly, but his ideas and pacing were remarkable; no solo rambled and his phrases were lean, thick and furious."
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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1812) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding 2-pack boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this 1965 release
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound is bigger and livelier and above all balanced, avoiding many of the problems we heard on 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
  • 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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White Hot Stamper

Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1812) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Amazing sound from start to finish on this Shootout Winning TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) copy
  • 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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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1812) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides, this is the best copy to hit the site in almost two years!
  • The stereo sound is incredibly rich and full with wonderful immediacy, a lovely breathy sax sound and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • 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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John Coltrane
More Lasting Than Bronze

  (Item #: coltrmorel_1812_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb Prestige Two-Fer offer outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Compiled from two nearly complete Classic albums, Lush Life and Coltrane, this collection boasts masterful sound - thanks RVG!
  • Full-bodied, energetic, and tonally correct from top to bottom and, these pressings are guaranteed to bring Coltrane's music to life
  • "Rarely does a single performance uncover the essence of an artist with such aptness. The well-crafted melody is treated above all with dignity, which may be part of the reason it remains flawless."
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Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Spring Is Sprung

  (Item #: mullisprin_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy of Mulligan's superb sounding and Hard To Find 1963 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - quiet vinyl too
  • This pressing managed to find the ideal tonal balance - it's clean and clear yet rich and sweet
  • Quincy Jones was the Musical Director, and Phil Ramone made sure the album would be exceptionally well-recorded
  • 4 Stars: "Mulligan and Brookmeyer always seem to stimulate one another's playing to a high level, and this album is no exception. The group gets into a swinging groove right away with its updated treatment of a Count Basie favorite, 'Jive at Five,' followed by Mulligan's brisk yet intricate jazz waltz 'Four for Three.'"
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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Made from '55/'56 mono tapes, this is everything that's good about '50s mono recordings - quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the best sound and the best music we have heard on any Hampton Hawes album - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Dexter Gordon
One Flight Up

  (Item #: gordoonefl_1812) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our most recent shootout
  • With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this is guaranteed to be one of the best sounding jazz records you've heard
  • One of our very favorite Blue Notes for both music and sound, a Dexter Gordon Classic of soulful hard bop
  • Turn it up good and loud and it's as if you are right up front at one of the best '60s jazz concerts imaginable
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The Oscar Peterson Trio
The Trio

  (Item #: petertrio_pablo_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Pablo LP, on quiet vinyl too!
  • The size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive - it's all here and more
  • 5 stars: "Guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen both play well on these live performances, but the reason to acquire this set is for the remarkable Oscar Peterson. Peterson really flourished during his years with Norman Granz's Pablo label, and this was one of his finest recordings of the period."
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Ornette Coleman
Tomorrow Is The Question

  (Item #: colemtomor_1812) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding copy of Coleman's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Our Contemporary Yellow Label Stereo LP here has have breathy, full-bodied brass and lots of tight, well-defined bass
  • There’s plenty of extension on the top end, which results in excellent transparency and clarity
  • 4 stars: "...this is one of the things that came to define Ornette -- his willingness to let simplicity and its bright colors and textures confound not only other players and listeners, but also him too."
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John Coltrane
My Favorite Things

  (Item #: coltrmyfav_1811) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Insanely good sound for this 1961 Coltrane classic — Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Dramatically more richness, presence and musical energy than any copy you have ever heard, guaranteed or your money back
  • An exceptionally difficult album to find with top quality sound and decent surfaces; this one is pretty darn quiet on the second side
  • 5 stars: "The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet allow for tastefully executed passages a la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band."
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Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1809_1811) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy of this Miles Davis-Gil Evans classic with both sides earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, and on this amazing early pressing the sound is rich, warm, smooth and clear
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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Count Basie
88 Basie Street

  (Item #: basie88bas_1811_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • 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, powerful, dynamic and HUGE
  • 4 stars: "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."
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Dave Brubeck
Time Changes

  (Item #: brubetimec_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This 360 Stereo pressing earned oustanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • The size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive - it's all here and more
  • More superb sound from the legendary CBS 30th Street Studios in New York
  • Produced by the legendary Teo Macero, this is the fourth entry in Brubeck's time signature series of classic jazz
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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1811) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • KILLER "Triple Triple" (A+++) shootout winning sound on both sides and the first copy to hit the site in almost two years!
  • Both sides here are incredible -- rich and warm with a huge bottom end and lots of space around the instruments
  • About as quiet as they come, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 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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Charles Mingus
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

  (Item #: mingumingumingu_1811) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • An insanely good copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Incredibly big, bold and detailed with lots of space around all of the players and plenty of energy
  • " It closes out the most productive and significant chapter of his career, and one of the most fertile, inventive hot streaks of any composer in jazz history." - All Music, 5 Stars
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Miles Davis
Miles In The Sky

  (Item #: davismiles_in_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Miles Davis' 1968 release returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl (for an original)
  • This Columbia 360 LP boasts rich, full-bodied, clear sound with the space and three-dimensionality that we had trouble finding on the later pressings we played
  • Excellent sound courtesy of Arthur Kendy's and Frank Laico's engineering at the famed Columbia Studio B in NYC
  • Miles here is backed by his classic '60s All Star crew - Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter & Tony Williams
  • "...Miles Davis explicitly pushed his second great quintet away from conventional jazz, pushing them toward the jazz-rock hybrid that would later become known as fusion... intriguing music..."
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Coleman Hawkins
Hawk Eyes!

  (Item #: hawkihawke_1702_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This '70s Prestige Green Label pressing has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - 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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Miles Davis
Bitches Brew

  (Item #: davisbitch_1811_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and Double Plus (A++) or BETTER sound on the other three
  • All four sides offer superb Columbia jazz sound, although of a much more modern kind, a better fit for the avant garde nature of the music
  • Miles is joined by a litany of greats including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, et al., all of whom would go on to pursue this style of jazz for decades to come
  • Bitches Brew showed Davis' music expanding in "beauty, subtlety and sheer magnificence", finding it "so rich in its form and substance that it permits and even encourages soaring flights of imagination by anyone who listens." Rolling Stone
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Count Basie & Joe Williams
Memories Ad-Lib

  (Item #: basiememor_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last and the first copy to ever hit the site
  • This is one of the few Joe Williams records we've been able to find with audiophile sound and surfaces - it's taken us years to get even one shootout going, but it produced this killer copy, so we think it was worth it!
  • "Williams' vocals seem effortless throughout the date... highlights include the easygoing swinger "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" and a foot-tapping "Honeysuckle Rose." - All Music
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Sonny Rollins
On Impulse

  (Item #: rollionimp_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; this was one of the better copies in our most recent shootout
  • Some of the best Sonny Rollins sax sound we've EVER heard! Both sides are super big, full and lively with a huge bottom end
  • 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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The Three
The Three
(45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Demo Disc Quality Sound - close to Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides
  • An incredibly dynamic and immediate recording the likes of which you may have never experienced in your listening room, so here's your chance!
  • 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 Music 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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Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1811) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER copy of this Davis classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • Our Hot Stamper Six Eye Stereo pressing here is Tubey Magical, full-bodied and high-rez, not to mention uncannily present - Miles is in the room with you
  • Another engineering triumph for Fred Plaut at Columbia's legendary 30th Street Studios - the man is a genius
  • Musically this is one of our very favorite Miles albums - the sound is Demo Disc Quality on the copies that sound the way this one does
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Wes Montgomery
Bumpin'

  (Item #: montgbumpi_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound on both sides with each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grade - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage stereo pressing is transparent, uncolored and undistorted, as well as tonally correct from top to bottom
  • With Don Sebesky's lively arrangements and a big group of musicians to play them, a good time is guaranteed for all
  • "Not only is his brilliant command of the six-string present here, so is the vivid color tones of notes and blue notes played between. Backed up by a hauntingly beautiful and mesmerizing orchestra conducted and arranged by Don Sebesky, the music almost lifts the listener off his feet into a dreamy, water-like landscape."
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Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
The Dynamic Duo

  (Item #: smithdynam_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or close to them, this is a wonderful vintage stereo pressing of a classic jazz collaboration from 1966
  • Big, rich and lively, thanks to Oliver Nelson's arrangements (and RVG's engineering), this big group of top players is having a blast and we think you will too
  • 5 stars: "The romping, aggressive big band charts [represent] Oliver Nelson at his best... The results are incendiary -- a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang... They are an amazing pair, complementing each other, driving each other, using their bop and blues taproots to fuse together a sound."
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um

  (Item #: minguahum_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A superb sounding copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • Another amazing 30th Street Studio recording by the legendary Fred Plaut - if you like Kind of Blue, here's another album with that sound (same year, same studio, same engineer)
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners... Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um"
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Jimmy Smith
Hobo Flats

  (Item #: smithhobof_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides are wonderfully big, rich and LIVELY, with boatloads of Tubey Magic and the kind of three-dimendional space that's a hallmark of Bob Simpson's engineering
  • "Smith bubbles and bounces through all of it at the B-3 while Nelson proceeds to fill every available corner with huge, sweeping orchestral washes and crescendos. The clear highlight, though, is the lead and title track, "Hobo Flats," which moves at a languid but wonderfully funky pace and establishes a groove as wide as the Mississippi River."
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Carlos Montoya
From St. Louis to Seville

  (Item #: montofroms_1810x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one on this superb pressing of Montoya's 1959 release
  • Flamenco Meets Jazz in this extraordinary recording
  • The Three-Dimensional space and Tubey Magic are jaw-dropping on this copy - a true Demo Disc!
  • An amazing Webster Hall Living Stereo All Analog recording from 1958 - nothing else sounds like it
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second, making this a truly killer copy!
  • Tons of ambience and Tubey Magic - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • This copy gives Davis's horn breath and bite, revealing the sound of the real instrument as only the best pressings can
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made"
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Herbie Mann
Live At The Village Gate

  (Item #: mann_livea_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • This excellent copy of Herbie Mann's classic boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of the better flute jazz albums we've heard, both in terms of sonics and music
  • 4 1/2 stars: "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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Bill Evans
Moon Beams

  (Item #: evansmoonb_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - this is a superb copy of Bill Evans' 1962 classic
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way vintage analog should sound, yet as clear and as open as any pressing you've heard (or your money back)
  • The first album Evans recorded after Scott LaFaro's death and it is deeply 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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Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
Soul Brothers

  (Item #: jackssoulb_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER sounding Atlantic stereo copy with shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • As Good As It Gets -- incredibly rich, full and Tubey Magical with lots of energy and a nice extended top end
  • "This one is a real historical curiosity. Not only does vibraphonist Milt Jackson double here on piano but he plays guitar (for the only time on record) during "Bags' Guitar Blues." In addition Ray Charles is heard in a purely instrumental role on piano and, during two songs, on alto sax. Charles's fine playing makes one wonder why he so rarely picked up the horn in later years." - All Music
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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This "Triple Triple" (A+++) pressing from '55/'56 mono tapes 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
  • This killer pressing has the best sound and the best music we have ever heard on any Hampton Hawes album
  • 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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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1811) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • This early stereo pressing won our shootout - insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Columbia records produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from '63 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here -- natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener." -- Allmusic
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Thelonious Monk
Straight, No Chaser

  (Item #: monk_strai_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This early 360 Stereo Columbia pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • If you want to hear just how good Monk's big, rich piano sounds, this copy can show you like nothing you've heard
  • Four Stars in Allmusic, with Teo Macero producing and top Columbia engineering to insure audiophile standard sonics
  • "Thelonious Monk’s Straight, No Chaser is the pinnacle of his recordings for Columbia Records..." — TheAudioBeat.com
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Ornette Coleman
Something Else!

  (Item #: colemsomet_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this is sure to be one of the best sounding jazz records you've heard
  • Not quite as 'out there' as some others - those of you with a taste for adventurous jazz will still find much to love
  • 4 1/2 stars:"... the most important thing about Something Else! was that, in its angular, almost totally oppositional way, it swung and still does; like a finger-poppin' daddy on a Saturday night, this record swings from the rafters of the human heart with the most unusually gifted, emotional, and lyrical line since Bill Evans first hit the scene."
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Kenny Burrell
Blues — The Common Ground

  (Item #: burreblues_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning sound for this original Verve LP with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Both sides here are incredibly full-bodied, present, and spacious with plenty of energy and a lovely bottom end
  • "Blues - The Common Ground finds Burrell backed by lots of brass and wind instruments for most of the album, hardly his usual setting. But his guitar successfully weaves in and out of songs... blending with the band and creating a pleasant balance". - All Music
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Duke Ellington
Yale Concert

  (Item #: ellinyalec_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last on this "live" recording
  • Superb Ellington Big Band sound from 1968 - remarkably rich and real sounding for the time
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl (for '70s Fantasy), Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "The great Duke Ellington Orchestra was still intact and in its late prime at the time of this performance from 1968... even as he neared 70, [Ellington] was still at his peak. "
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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this early pressing has the magic of analog in its grooves
  • This 360 Stereo LP impressed us with its superbly well recorded big band jazz, in the romantic style Ellington had truly mastered
  • A lovely demonstration of just how good 1958 All Tube Analog sound can be - no modern record can hold a candle to a pressing as good as this one
  • If you like your jazz ballads performed with deep feeling, by a road-tested group of virtuoso players, this record is going to be hard to beat
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Duke Ellington
Up In Duke's Workshop

  (Item #: ellinupind_1712_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) Ellington Big Band sound, taken from 1969-1972 recordings, can be found on both of these outstanding sides
  • Pablo has here compiled some of Ellington's best later music and mastered and pressed it wonderfully as well
  • "At first listen it is rougher, seems to be less evolved than his earlier easier-to-notice stylistic approach. If you give this a couple of plays, you will find it totally mesmerizing."
  • "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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Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson
The Timekeepers

  (Item #: basietimek_1709_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this copy was one of the best we heard in our most recent shootout
  • Basie and Peterson recorded five albums together, and this may very well be the best of the bunch, though I have yet to hear one that I didn't enjoy the hell out of
  • 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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Thelonious Monk
Monk's Dream

  (Item #: monk_monks_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super full, rich, spacious, big and present, with none of the smear that plagues other copies
  • Classic Columbia 360 Label sound from their legendary 30th Street studio!
  • 5 stars: "Although he would perform and record supported by various other musicians, the tight -- almost telepathic -- dimensions that these four shared has rarely been equalled in any genre... Monk's Dream is recommended, with something for every degree of Monk enthusiast."
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Chet Baker
Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe

  (Item #: bakerplays_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy is one of the BEST we have ever heard
  • 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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Ray Charles
The Genius of Ray Charles

  (Item #: charlgenius_of_1811) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" copy that earned our top A+++ grade on both sides!
  • The sound is incredibly rich, full and Tubey Magical with tons of energy and a nice extended top end
  • Robert Christgau noted that "Charles tried many times, but except for Modern Sounds, he never again assembled such a consistent album in this mode."
  • "Charles' voice is heard throughout in peak form, giving soul to even the veteran standards."
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Thelonious Monk
Underground

  (Item #: monk_under_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • Charlie Rouse's sax is just right - natural with lots of body and breath - we love that sound
  • So many copies just sound like an old jazz record, but this one lets you feel like you are right there as the music happens
  • 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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Bill Evans
You Must Believe In Spring

  (Item #: evansyoumu_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Amazing shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides here are lively, dynamic and full-bodied. There's real weight to the piano, always critically important on the piano recordings we play
  • An exceptionally well-recorded album, especially the piano, thanks to Al Schmitt
  • Allmusic: "This well-rounded set (released posthumously) features the highly influential pianist Bill Evans in a set of typically sensitive trio performances... It's a solid example of the great pianist's artistry."
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Freddie Hubbard
Ready For Freddie

  (Item #: hubbaready_1811_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two Hot Stamper sides, this stereo copy of Hubbard's classic 1962 release did well in our shootout from earlier this year
  • "Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard really came into his own during this Blue Note session. ... highly recommended; it's one of the trumpeter's most rewarding Blue Note albums."
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Freddie Hubbard
Sky Dive

  (Item #: hubbaskydi_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Excellent sound for both sides of this classic Freddie Hubbard CTI album with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • This is the kind of spacious, low-distortion, dynamic and energetic sound Rudy Van Gelder was getting in the early '70s
  • Hubbard got together a great group of Funky Jazz players to support him here, with Don Sebesky doing his usual inventive arrangements
  • 4 Stars: "Freddie Hubbard's fourth CTI recording certainly has a diverse repertoire. The charts for the brass and woodwinds are colorful; there is a fine supporting cast that includes guitarist George Benson, Keith Jarrett on keyboards, and flutist Hubert Laws; and Hubbard takes several outstanding trumpet solos."
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Miles Davis
E.S.P.

  (Item #: davisesp_1810x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This pressing boasts an insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) side one mated with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two - it's one of the winning copies from our recent shootout
  • There's plenty of 1965 Columbia 360 Label Stereo Tubey Magic - the vintage analog sound here is real, tonally correct, and above all, natural
  • Miles fronts his second classic quintet here, made up of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams
  • "The very sound of modern jazz ... The compositions are brilliantly structured, encouraging such free-form exploration with their elliptical yet memorable themes. This quintet may have cut more adventurous records, but ESP remains one of their very best albums."
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Ben Webster
The Warm Moods

  (Item #: webstwarmm_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy of this great jazz "plus strings" album starring our man Ben Webster; Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • The sound is rich, warm and full-bodied, with you-are-there immediacy and impressive dynamics
  • With a wonderful combination of material, performance, and sonics, this is a record you'll want to play again and again
  • If your collection could use some romantic jazz ballads, look no further, this is the album for you
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Count Basie Big Band
Farmers Market Barbecue

  (Item #: basiefarme_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This famous Pablo recording has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - it's a record that belongs in every right-thinking audiophile's collection, and that means you
  • Musically, FMB is a killer - we consider it The Best Basie Big Band Record We've Ever Played
  • Demo Disc sound - guaranteed to beat the pants off of any Heavy Vinyl pressing, at any speed, of any Basie album
  • Allmusic: "This was an excellent outing by the Count Basie Orchestra during its later years."
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Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Miles Davis-Gil Evans classic
  • This copy plays about as quiet as we can find these early pressings, Mint Minus Minus througout
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, and on this amazing early pressing they sound rich, warm, smooth and clear
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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Charles Mingus
Tijuana Moods

  (Item #: mingutijua_1807_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two outstanding sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - guaranteed to smoke any copy you have ever heard
  • This is vintage Sixties Living Stereo at its best - big, rich and Tubey Magical like you will not believe
  • These Black Label originals can rarely be found any quieter than this one - it plays Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars: "Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top."
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Barney Kessel
Music To Listen To (in Stereo)

  (Item #: kessemusic_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Minty Original Black Label Contemporary Stereo LP from 1958 boasts Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • 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
  • Barney Kessel and his five reed players take these standards and make magic with them on this, one of our favorite jazz records
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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) and playing reasonably quietly
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • Tonally correct from top to bottom, the best copies of this album set a standard that no other jazz record we're aware of can meet
  • 5 stars: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
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Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins
Sonny Meets Hawk

  (Item #: rollisonny_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this copy is going to be tough to beat
  • These sides are exceptionally big, rich and Tubey Magical, with the natural tonality that is the hallmark of a classic RCA Living Stereo recording from 1963
  • Amazing music from two saxophone masters on one of the most exciting jazz records we've heard in some time
  • 4 stars: "Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins each virtually defined the tenor saxophone for his respective generation. To hear the two of them interacting freely is a deliciously exciting experience. Hawkins is able to cut loose like never before. Sometimes the two collide, locking horns and wrestling happily without holding back. "


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Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

  (Item #: nelsoblues_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Oliver Nelson's masterpiece returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound 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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Johnny Hodges / Wild Bill Davis
Blue Rabbit

  (Item #: hodgebluer_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This KILLER jazz pressing boasts shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • The sound here is Tubey Magical, lively and clear, with three-dimensionality that goes deep and fills the listening room from wall to wall
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "One of altoist Johnny Hodges' many solo records in the 1960s... Tasty and swinging music." - Allmusic
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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
Getz - Gilberto

  (Item #: getz_getzg_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find truly wonderful sound on this stereo 2-pack, with Double Plus (A++) grades on both the good sides
  • Surprisingly present, immediate and REAL - musically and sonically, this is one of our favorite jazz albums
  • An All Time Bossa Nova classic that shows you just how lovely this music can sound when properly mastered and pressed
  • 5 stars: "Bossa nova's finest moment, Getz/Gilberto [brought] two of bossa nova's greatest innovators — guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim — to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic... One of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential."
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Harry Edison & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Simply Sweets

  (Item #: edisosimpl_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last, this copy of Simply Sweets simply blew away every other pressing in our recent shootout
  • This is one of the best sounding small group Pablo recordings we have played in quite a while - the sound of this superb jazz quintet is lively and real like you will not believe
  • The legendary engineer Val Valentin put this one on tape, brilliantly - he's the man behind some of our All Time Pablo favorites
  • "Trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison and tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis always made a potent pair. They both possessed immediately identifiable sounds, were veterans of Count Basie's Orchestra and never had any difficulty swinging." -- Allmusic
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Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Jazz Samba

  (Item #: getz_jazzs_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful vintage stereo copy of this Bossa Nova classic - both sides rate a Double Plus (A++) or close to it for their excellent sonics
  • The sound here is clean, clear, open and highly resolving, yet still rich and warm and smooth - thanks Ed Greene!
  • An album we almost never find with sound this good and surfaces this quiet
  • 5 Stars: "A shimmering, graceful collection that's as subtly advanced — in harmony and rhythm — as it is beautiful."
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Louis Armstrong
I've Got The World On A String

  (Item #: armstivego_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing earned solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Russell Garcia's orchestral arrangements and Louis Armstrong's sublime interpretations of The Great American Songbook are a match made in heaven
  • Classic Records remastered this title back in their heyday, but if you have any doubts that our Hot Stamper will murder it we encourage you to do the shootout for yourself
  • "Armstrong finds the essence of each tune, bending and projecting them with his patented joie de vivre and gravel-voiced warmth every time."
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Thelonious Monk
Misterioso (Recorded On Tour)

  (Item #: monk_miste_1809_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This early stereo pressing had excellent sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • The overall sound here is super big and full with a lovely bottom end and plenty of energy - Monk's passionate playing really shines
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • This is an excellent collection of live material recorded on tour from 1963 - 1965
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Coleman Hawkins
Today and Now

  (Item #: hawkitoday_1810) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this superb pressing
  • Tommy Flanagan on piano provides fine support for Mr. Hawkins' breathy stylings
  • This Impulse stereo pressing has plenty of Tubey Magic and driving energy
  • Both Down Beat and Allmusic give Today and Now 4 Stars!
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Oliver Nelson's Big Band
Live From Los Angeles

  (Item #: nelsolivef_1810) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible sounding copy - Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • If you love the swinging sounds of Oliver Nelson's Big Band arrangements behind Jimmy Smith, Frank Sinatra, Monk and others, you can't go wrong here
  • The 1967 stereo sound here is clear, open and highly resolving, yet still rich, warm and smooth
  • "Here's a driving high flying record from start to finish. It's jazz at it's exciting best as Nelson's arranging conducting and zippy sax work lead real quality playing..." - Billboard
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1801_1810) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A true Demo Disc, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • 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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Charles Mingus
Mingus Dynasty

  (Item #: mingumingu_dynasty_1811) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • The first Shootout Winning Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site - the sound here will blow your mind
  • The warmth and immediacy on the 6-Eye original stereo pressing are guaranteed to trounce practically any record of this kind you own
  • Studio ambience and Tubey Magic is off the charts - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Mingus Dynasty is still an excellent album; in fact, it's a testament to just how high a level Mingus was working on that an album of this caliber could have gotten lost in the shuffle."
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John Coltrane
A Love Supreme

  (Item #: coltrloves_1810_3) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A superb sounding copy with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • Both sides here are super big and full-bodied with excellent bass and tons of energy
  • "Easily one of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing that at once compiled all of his innovations from his past, spoke of his current deep spirituality, and also gave a glimpse into the next two and a half years (sadly, those would be his last)." - All Music
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Art Pepper
Smack Up

  (Item #: peppesmack_1803_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding Contemporary stereo pressing boasting Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This is a classic from Pepper - all the songs were written by saxophonists and he tears into them with gusto and naked emotion (the two hallmarks of his playing style)
  • One of the best Contemporary titles for sound quality - as usual you can thank the brilliant engineering of Roy DuNann
  • "Pepper is very much on top of his game throughout, ably demonstrating a capacity for precision and intimidating passion. Nowhere is proof more readily available than on these sides, which project Pepper at the peak of his craft."
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Miles Davis
Green Haze

  (Item #: davisgreen_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful collection on 2 Mono LPs, with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades or better for sides one and two
  • This Two-Fer combines two complete Miles Davis albums recorded by RVG in 1955 - 'The Musings of Miles' and 'Miles'
  • Talk about Tubey Magic, the liquidity of the sound here is positively uncanny
  • "This set could have been retitled "The Birth of a Quintet." The great trumpeter is featured in top form with pianist Garland, bassist Pettiford and drummer Jones for the first session, and with Garland, Jones, bassist Chambers and a tentative-sounding tenor-saxophonist named Coltrane a few months later... it is for the excellent rhythm sections and the playing of Miles Davis that this two-fer is highly recommended."
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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish you will not believe how BIG and BOLD this copy is
  • Birdland on this pressing 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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Art Pepper
... The Way It Was

  (Item #: peppethewa_1810_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding real Contemporary stereo pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound and quiet vinyl on both sides
  • Both sides here are wonderful: full-bodied, energetic, spacious, and above all, musically involving
  • Excellent music, including numerous tracks featuring renowned tenor Warne Marsh
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Despite his very erratic lifestyle, altoist Art Pepper never made a bad record. The first four titles team together Pepper with tenor-saxophonist Warne Marsh... for generally intriguing explorations of four standards..."
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Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool

  (Item #: davisbirth_1810) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding pressing of this Jazz Classic, with Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear, lively and dynamic with a nice bottom end and lots of space around the instruments
  • We have one these hit the site about once every 3-4 years, so Miles fans should jump on this one
  • 5 stars:"Birth of the Cool remains one of the defining, pivotal moments in jazz."
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Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry
Back In Bean’s Bag

  (Item #: hawkibacki_1810) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy has the breathy sax 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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Cannonball Adderley
In San Francisco

  (Item #: adderinsan_1805_1810) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this groundbreaking live jazz album
  • The sound on this Riverside Stereo LP is shockingly good for a live album, and the vinyl is as quiet as we can find it
  • Cannonball joins forces here with his brother, cornetist Nat Adderley, at The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco, to create an album Orrin Keepnews lauded as, "the birth of contemporary live recording"
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Both Cannonball and Nat Adderley play with stunning, bluesy brilliance here... Outside of Somethin' Else, Adderley's 1958 masterpiece, In San Francisco may be the saxophonist's defining moment."
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