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Our Bear Family shop offers a good start for the Jazz novice. We cater a small selection of quality releases of all major phases in Jazz: New Orleans, Swing, Be Bop, Latin, Cool, Hard Bop and Free Jazz. Get hip to the groove!

   
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Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Live At Inter-Media Arts (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH022
 

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(2016/Modern Harmonic) 16 tracks. A stunning live Sun Ra event, recorded at the Inter-Media Arts Center in New York, April 20, 1991! A very special Sun Ra recording, issued here for the first time ever! This concert was just two years before Ra’s 'earthly...

$35.34 *

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Gene Howard: Love Is A Drag (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH017
 

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(2016/Sundazed/Modern Harmonic) 12 tracks. For Adult Listeners Only - Recorded in 1962 - 'Black Friday Release' A once shocking 1962 LP of love songs… by men, for men. A long lost treasure featuring the cool & sophisticated vocals of Gene Howard and a cast of...

$20.00 *

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Various: Jazz Antibes 1963 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6254
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 13 tracks. CD digipac incl.12-page booklet. Unreleased live recordings from the 4th Antibes Jazz Festival. Since 1960 a jazz festival is held in Juan-Les-Pins at the Côte d’Azur,which is regarded as one of the best summer festivals worldwide....

$17.64 *

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Various: Die Deutschen Allstars (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6253
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 9 tracks. <br> CD digipac incl.20-page booklet. <br> Unreleased recordings from 1963 sessions! The 22 musicians presented on this album can be referred to as theleading names of jazz in Germany. In the “'German Jazz Poll 1963'...

$17.64 *

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Various: From The German Jazz Festival 1964 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6250
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 18 tracks. CD digipac incl.24-page booklet. Unreleased live recordings from the 9th German Jazz Festival 1964in Frankfurt am Main! Apart from well-known bands such as the Jazzensemble des Hessischen Rundfunks and the Klaus Doldinger Quartet, the...

$17.64 *

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Various: Free At The German Jazz Festival 1966 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE625152
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 11 tracks. Recorded April 30, 1966, at Jahrhunderthalle & May 1, 1966 at Volksbildungsheim, Frankfurt/Germany. Unreleased live recordings – featuring the pioneers from the Euro-pean New Jazz scene! This is the third in our series of...

$29.44 *

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Dusko Goykovich: European Jazz Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6124
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 14 tracks. Digipac incl. 16-page booklet. Dusko Goykovich - tp, Derek Humble - as, Karl Drevo - ts, Francis Coppieters - p, Jonny Fischer - b, StuffCombe - dr, Kenny Clarke - dr. Previously unreleased radio sessions 1958-1961 in Cologne, West...

$17.64 *

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Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart: Slim & Slam - Complete Columbia Master Takes (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDR11190
 

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(2001/Definitive Records) 56 Tracks - New sealed stock copy!

$47.14 *

Horst Jankowski Quartett: Jankowskinetik (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMPS08189
 

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(2003/MPS Universal) 10 Tracks, recorded in Germany 1970, 24 BIT mastering! Rare digipack reissue! Factory sealed!

$58.94 *

Sun Ra & His Interplenantary Vocal Arkestra: The Space Age Is Here To Stay (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH011
 

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(2016/Modern Harmonic) 16 tracks. <br> The first-ever collection of Arkestra vocal tracks! Over 75 minutes of vocal performances - audible perfection! Featuring album art interpreted from the work of 'the father of modern space art,' Chesley Bonestell,...

$22.36 *

Ray Anthony: Let's Dance Series (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCP285908
 

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(1990/EMI Japan) 16 tracks

$58.94 *

Peggy Lee: The Entertainers - Peggy Lee In Concert (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSARA346
 

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(1996/Promo Sound) 23 Tracks - Live in concert at the Copacabana, New York City, 1968 and another live performance from a closing night on February 8, 1961 at the Basin Street East, New York City! Fantastic historical sound documents!

$17.64 *

Ruth Brown: Late Date With Ruth Brown (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDAMCY1055
 

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(1991/Atlantic-MMG Japan) 12 Tracks - Rare Japan CD reissue of the original easy listening Jazz album Atlantic SD 1308 from 1959! All in Stereo! With 14 page booklet containing original album notes, some liner notes in Japanese language plus all lyrics in...

Instead of:$35.34 * $28.27 *

Various: Song That Got Us Through WWII (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN70960
 

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(1990/Rhino) 18 Tracks - Brillant sound even that these recordings were made around 70 years ago! Music is the mirror of its time. This CD prooves it! 18 Songs from the 2nd World War period 1941-1945, when almost the whole world was burning! MM/Bear Family Records

$18.82 *

Slim Gaillard: Laughing In Rhythm - The Best Of The Verve Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVERVE521
 

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(1994/PolyGram) 20 Tracks - Original Verve and MGM recordings, 1946-1954! Including a previously unissued track and the 'Groove Juice Symphony' recorded live! 12-page booklet contains a funny Slim Gaillard comic strip!

Instead of:$21.18 * $16.94 *

Nat 'King' Cole: Twin Best Now - Jazz Vocal (2-CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCP7301
 

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(1992/EMI Japan) 40 Tracks - Original Capitol recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$70.74 *

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio: After Midnight (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDCP325308
 

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(1988/EMI Japan) 17 Tracks - Original Capitol recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$41.24 *

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio: Vocal Classics & Instrumental Classics (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCJ5326
 

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(1991/Toshiba-EMI Japan) 24 Tracks - Original Capitol recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$41.24 *

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio: Nat 'King' Cole - The Beginning (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CD25P22836
 

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(1989/MCA Japan) 16 Tracks - Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$58.94 *

Glenn Miller & His Orchestra: Goldpack - Best (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDB23D47019
 

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(1989/BMG Japan) 20 Tracks - RCA recordings, Japan compilation, real collector's item, still factory sealed!

$47.14 *

Various: Burg Altena 1972-1973 (8-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE616774
 

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(2016/BE! Records) Box Set with 8 CDs of exciting and adventurous New Jazz recorded live at the Altena New Jazz Meetings from 1972 and 1973. More than 8 hours of music recorded live at the Altena Castle, West Germany. Two 28-page booklets with concert pictures,...

$153.34 *

Mungo Jerry: Mungo Jerry - Castle Masters Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCMCA019
 

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(1991/Castle) 19 Tracks - Fantastic sound quality!

$18.82 *

Martin Denny: Exotica Vol.3 - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDREV105
 

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(2006/Rev-Ola) 24 Tracks - The original 1959 Liberty album plus bonus tracks! Rare digipack!

$17.64 *

Nina Simone: The Philips Years (7-CD-Slipcase)
Art-Nr.: CD5368511
 

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(2016/Universal) 74 tracks. All seven albums recorded 1964-1966 for the Philips label by singer, composer and pianist Nina Simone. With these classic recordings she managed the transformation of the American nightclub artist to a politically engaged star worldwide.

$41.24 *

Tomasz Stanko & Adam Makowicz Unit: Featuring Czeslaw Bartkowski (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6097
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 7 tracks. Tomasc Stanko, trumpet, Adam Makowicz, e-piano, Czeslaw Bartkowski, drums, percussion Recorded 1975. Tomasz Stanko was considered the first free-jazz trumpeter in Europe. He debuted at the end of the 1950s in Krakow and in the 1960s...

$17.64 *

Tomasz Stanko Quintet: Jazzmessage From Poland (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6098
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 2 tracks. Tomasc Stanko, trumpet, Zbigniew Seifert, violin, Janusz Muniak, flute, tenor, percussion,Bronislaw Suchanek, double bass, Janusz Stefanski, drums, percussion Recorded live: May 28, 1972 at Parktheater Iserlohn, West Germany. Tomasz...

$17.64 *

Sarah Vaughan: Portrait Of A Song Stylist (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHAR117
 

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(1990/Masterpiece) 11 Tracks - Original 1950s Mercury recordings!

$22.36 *

Sarah Vaughan: The Singles Sessions (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROU1022
 

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(1990/EMI) 14 Tracks - Original Roulette recordings, 1960-1962!

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Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy: The Best Of Songs & Dialogue (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMESS123
 

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(Another Fine Mess Records) 18 Tracks - Music and Dialogue from various Laurel and Hardy movies 1931-1939!

Instead of:$22.36 * $17.89 *

Barney Kessel: Live at the Jazz Mill (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH007
 

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(2016/Sundazed) 8 tracks. Unearthed tape from a jazz icon. Thanks to a 21-year-old with a tape machine, we can all experience the majesty of guitar legend Barney Kessel at his 1954 best! Even if you don't know Barney Kessel, you know Barney Kessel - as a...

$20.00 *

Perez Prado: Sus 40 grandes canciones (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRO51922
 

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(2002/Rama Lama) 40 tracks. Perez Prado is considered as one of the fathers of the mambo. These are the best Cuban recordings for the Mexican label Choral Society.

$25.90 *

Los Machucambos: Sus Primeros EP's en Espana (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRO51982
 

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(2013/Rama Lama) 48 tracks. Their recrórdings dated 1959 - 1963

$25.90 *

Bill Ramsey & hr Big Band: Here’s To Life - Here’s To Joe. A Tribute To Joe Williams (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17506
 

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1-CD Digipak (4-sided) with 28-page booklet, 12 tracks. Total playing time approx. 44 minutes. German/English liner notes. •    Bill Ramsey pays tribute to his idol Joe Williams on a par. •    Recorded in 2005 with the hr Big...

$18.82 *

Ray Bush & Carl Sonny Leyland: At Home With The Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROLL6037
 

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(2016/Rollercoaster) 14 tracks. A chance meeting of two British jazz and boogie-woogie enthusiasts, Ray Bush and Carl Sonny Leyland in California, led to this collaboration featuring vocals, clarinet, piano and harmonica. Ray Bush is a performer with over 65 years...

$21.18 *

Dave Collett Trio: Down The Road A Piece With The Blues (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDROLL6036
 

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(2015/Rollercoaster) 33 tracks. A double CD album. Born in Bath, Somerset, Dave Collett soon became known as The Bath Boogie Stylist. Here are two fine albums of blues and boogie-woogie recorded by the Dave Collett Trio, which have been unavailable for some time....

$21.18 *

Big Rude Jake: Big Rude Jake (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR8672
 

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(1999/Roadrunner) 11 tracks Big Rude Jake Hiebert is a lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and history buff with a diverse array of influences. Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur, Big Rude Jake Hiebert is especially drawn...

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Marion Brown Quartet: Five Improvisations (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6217
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 5 tracks. Marion Brown - alto saxophone, Brandon Ross - guitar,Jack Gregg - bass, Steve McGreven - drums. Marion Brown (1931 – 2010) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and ethnomusicologist. He is most well known as a member of the 1960s...

$17.64 *

Terry Riley: Rainbow In Cologne (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE621516
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 2 tracks. Minimalist composer Terry Riley premiered his work 'In C' in 1964, a big influence on minimalism in contemporary composition and on subsequent works bycomposers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams. 1967’s 'A Rainbow In Curved...

$29.44 *

Perez Prado: The King Of Mambo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDNSTC055
 

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(1999/Nostalgia) 20 Tracks - 24-BIT remastered - Still factory sealed!

$23.54 *

Esquivel & His Orchestra: Latin-Esque (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY15352
 

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(2007/Sony-BMG) 12 Tracks, RCA 1962! Rare and factory sealed!

$29.44 *

Esquivel & His Orchestra: Exploring New Sounds In Hi-Fi (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY15332
 

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​(2007/Sony-BMG) 10 Tracks, RCA 1959! Rare and factory sealed!

$29.44 *

Werner Müller: Tanzen mit Werner Müller und dem WDR Tanzorchester (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD52024
 

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25 tracks WERNER MÜLLER (2.8.1920 - 28.12.1998) zählte zu den renommiertesten deutschen Orchesterchefs. In Europa wurde der Kölner aus Berlin ebenso gefeiert wie in Japan. Seine Konzerte im Nippon-Land sind bis heute unvergessen.. Er wurde ein heimlicher...

$17.64 *

Various: Burlesque (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBT3067
 

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(2013/Big Three) 60 Tracks, Digipack - Original recordings 1945-62 with a burlesquian flair! The perfect soundtrack for your own private Burlesque Show! MM/Bear Family Records

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Sarah Vaughan: The Portrait Of Sarah Vaughan - The Golden Mercury Years (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPHCE3001
 

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(1990/Mercury Japan) 40 Tracks, 1954-1967 - Japan CD!

$58.94 *

Sarah Vaughan: The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol.2 (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD826327
 

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(1986/Polygram) 66 Tracks - Sarah sings great American songs 1956-1957- includes previously unissued material! Rare 1986 box still factory sealed!

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John Cage & Sun Ra: The Complete Concert (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH020
 

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(2016/Sundazed) 21 tracks. If you were going to envision the ultimate avant-garde meeting-of-the-minds jam session, who would you pick? Even the most hopeful fan of strange and innovative music couldn't have seen this one coming: on one afternoon in 1986, at Coney...

$22.36 *

Perez Prado: Besame Mucho (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD62034
 

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​(1993/Sarabandas) 18 tracks - Italian pressing - originally sealed!

$18.82 *

Little Charlie & Organ Grinder Swing: Shronky Tonk (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDELL1605
 

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(2016/Eller Soul) 13 tracks. This CD has been a dream of Charlie Baty for quite a while now and it's finally here. Most of you know him as leader of 'Little Charlie and the Nightcats' for over 25 yrs. There is no mistaking Charlie's creative blues guitar playing as...

$21.18 *

Doc Bagby: Smooth Organ Groove Organ (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS275
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 48 tracks. On this 2CD set we are exploring the career of a pioneering jazz and rock & roll organist, Harry ‘Doc’ Bagby. At the time of release this is the first ever compilation of Doc Bagby’s work available on CD and it includes many excellent...

Instead of:$20.00 * $16.00 *

Martin Wheatley: Lucky Star (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMW1
 

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(2015) 15 tracks. Some atmospheric jazz, sometimes it swinging like Django Reinhardt. You don't know him? Give him your ear! Martin Wheatley - guitar, tenor guitar, hawaiian gtr, lap steel, soprano, tenor and baritone ukuleles, banjos, moonlute, mandolin,...

$20.00 *

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: Better Beware! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBEAR35
 

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(1991/Big Bear) 15 Tracks - Legendary follow up album!

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Various: Saoco (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVAMPI145
 

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(2012/Vampisoul) 30 tracks. The Bomba And Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954-1966.

$25.90 *

The Kaye Sisters: The Best Of The Kaye Sisters (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2626
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 32 Tracks - Original H.M.V. and Philips recordings 1955-1963, including two songs together with Frankie Vaughan! 

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Renzo Arbore: Tonite! Renzo Swing! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD50812
 

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(2002/Warner Brothers) 16 Tracks - Amazing Italian Swing-Crooner Production! Even the spaghettis taste better when you listen to this! MM/Bear Family Records

$12.92 *

The Buffalo Billy's: Swinging Baires (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWB05904
 

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(2009/Warner Brothers Argentina) 10 Tracks - Argentina's answer to The Brian Setzer Orchestra! Give it a listen!

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George Melly: The Pye Jazz Anthology (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCMDD483
 

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(2002/Castle) 46 Tracks, 1960-1988, folded booklet with detailed liner notes and rare photos! Rare 2-CD!

$47.14 *

Bette Midler: The Best Bette (CD & DVD)
Art-Nr.: CD82973
 

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(Rhino) 50 Tracks, 1972-2006, Deluxe Edition, incl. DVD (PAL, Region Code 2,3,4,5,6) with full live show 'Diva Las Vegas' plus 12 page photo booklet!

$18.82 *

Various: New Jazz Festival Balver Höhle (11-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE623343
 

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(2016/BE! Records) Box Set with 11 CDs featuring the best of the New Jazz scene from Europe and the USA in 1974/75 13 hours of music recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany 32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters, flyers and newspaper clippings...

$159.24 *

Raphael Imbert: Music Is My Home Act 1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJV570090
 

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(2016/Jazz Village) 13 tracks.

$21.18 *

Dave Pike Set: At Studio 2 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE622728
 

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(2016/BE!) 11 tracks. American vibraphonist Dave Pike was one of the most popular musicians on the German jazz scene in the late 60s and early 70s. The Dave Pike Set attracted attention with their very individual sound, ranging between jazz, rock, free and folk,...

$29.44 *

Modern Jazz Group Freiburg: European Jazz Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6121
 

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(2016/BE!) 18 tracks The few recordings made by the Modern Jazz Group from the provincial town of Freiburg im Breisgau are scarcely documented. The MJFG was founded around 1954 by pianist Ewald 'Waldi' Heidepriem, one of the pioneers of modern jazz in Germany in the...

$17.64 *

Herbie Mann: Live At The Whiskey 1969 - The Unreleased Masters (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0439
 

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(Real Gone) 12 tracks. - While Jazz Flautist Herbie Mann Is Often Remembered as a Pop-Jazz Player, He Was Actually a Pioneer in Popularizing World Music and Even Prog-Rock with Recordings Released on His Own Embryo Imprint In   the Late ‘60s, He Was...

$35.34 *

Various: Foot Tappin' And Dance At The Screamin' Festival Vol.6 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDET1072
 

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(2016/El Toro) 29 tracks, great jivin' compilation for every dance craze! 40s and 50s material! MM/Bear Family Records

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Various: Jump 'n' Jive (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP97870
 

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(EMI) 15 original master recordings 1944-56. This compilation includes great swing, jump and jive tracks from the venerated Aladdin, Black & White, Blue Note and Capitol vaults.

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Duke Jordan: Les Liasons Dangereuses
Art-Nr.: CDBE6122
 

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(2016/BE! Records) 7 tracks. This music, composed and conducted by Duke Jordan remains one of the most important works of our generation. Duke Jordan was known as Charlie Parker’s pianist, and his solo recordings revealed an original form in music, a genius pianist...

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Bill Ramsey: My Words (2-CD) 85th Birthday Edition
Art-Nr.: BCD17427
 

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2-CD Digipak (4-sided) with 64 page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 113 minutes. Recordings from the past 45 years – Billy Ramsey with jazz combos and big bands. (Almost) all songs written bei Bill Ramsey – of course re-printed in the booklet....

$29.44 *

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra: The Golden Age Of Song
Art-Nr.: CD54342
 

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(2012/Rhino-Warner) 17 Tracks. Backed by his hugely popular Rhythm 'n' Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland has persuaded some very special guests to join him in the recording studio to lend their extraordinary vocal talents to a special collaboration album. The Golden...

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Various: Born Free - The 12th German Jazz Festival (9-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE621826
 

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(2015/BE! Records) Box Set with 9 CDs featuring the best of the European Jazz scene in 1970. 10 hours with the complete music from all three festival concerts. 32-page booklet with brilliant concert pictures – previously unseen! Includes a specially commissioned work...

$153.34 *

Tommy Garrett: The Best Of The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett
Art-Nr.: CDVAR67332
 

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(2015/Varese Sarabande) 12 tracks. Famous top chart hit producer Tommy 'Snuff' Garrett released more than 25 popular instrumental albums, featuring classic pop songs, movie themes, and Spanish love songs in the 60s and 70s, under the name of 'The 50 Guitars of Tommy...

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Various: Relaxin', Jazzin' And Chillin'
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2622
 

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(2015/Jasmine) 30 tracks. Smooth, relaxing and chilled Jazz sounds from 1957-1962, featuring cream of the crop instrumentals by Dave Brubeck, Billy Vaughn, Ray Charles, Stan Getz and more! This CD is made up entirely from songs that made the US charts. The lush...

$17.64 *

   
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