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It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

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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Various: 40 Million Sellers of the Swinging 40's (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD300812
 

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(Hallmark Music & Entertainment) 40 tracks, Featuring: Denis Lotis, Rosemary Squires, The Polka Dots, John Baxter, Mike Sammes Singers, The Al Saxon Big Band and the Richmond Strings

$11.74 *

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Ruth Olay: The Easy Living Sounds Of Ruth Olay (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2635
 

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(Jasmine) 24 Tracks Ruth Olay is one of the many talented jazz vocalists who enjoyed a long and varied career on America's cabaret and night club scene during the 40s, 50s and 60s and she made a handful of great recordings during the LP era. Presented here for your...

$17.64 *

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Billy Eckstine: Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones At Basin Street East (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD8325922
 

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(Emarcy Records) 6 tracks incl. All Right Okay You Win, I'm Falling For You and more. Recorded in October, 1961

$20.00 *

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SUN RA: Astro Back (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH080
 

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(2018/Modern Harmonic) 4 tracks - Astro-Black mythology, astro-timeless immortality! Astro Black has long been known as a cornerstone of the Ra catalog. It is well recorded, features a superb Arkestral lineup, and successfully combines several of the styles in...

$20.00 *

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SUN RA: The Cymbals - Symbols Sessions - New York City 1973 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH083
 

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(2018/Modern Harmonic) 11 tracks Cymbals has finally landed… and brought a 2nd saucer with it! Originally recorded for the Impulse! jazz label in ’73, Cymbals is paired with a 2nd disc of unheard material from the same sessions. Hear Ra’s Baroque soundscapes,...

$35.34 *

Ray Anthony & His Orchestra: Rock Around The Rock Pile (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD17548
 

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Ray Anthony - BCD17548 1-CD Digipak (4-pages) with 70 page booklet. 28 tracks, total playing time approx. 73 minutes. • Unique compilation of his uptempo numbers. There has never been such a thing before!  • A jouful party for those who love...

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Stan Getz: The Girl From Ipanema - The Bossa Nova Years (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVERVE611
 

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(PolyGram) 51 Tracks - 1962-1964 - Original Verve recordings! Featuring Astrud Gilberto, Charlie Byrd, Luiz Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Laurindo Almeida and the Gary McFarland Orchestra! The 24 page booklet contains liner notes, b/w photos and full discographical...

$58.94 *

Lucky Peterson: Tribute To Jimmy Smith (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJV570135
 

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(Jazzbook) 9 Tracks (60:20) - Deluxe digipack with 12 page booklet - Jazz'n'Blues as its best! Lucky Peterson (Hammond organ, vocal), Kelyn Crapp (Guitar), Herlin Riley (Drums). Guests: Nicolas Folmer (Trumpet), Philippe Petrucciani (Guitar) and Archie Shepp...

$23.54 *

Barney Kessel: Live At The Jazz Mill Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH049
 

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(2018/Modern Harmonic) More unearthed tape from a jazz icon! This second volume of Jazz Mill recordings shows Barney firmly at the top of his game. Once again, Kessel and the Jazz Millers (pianist Pete Jolly, drummer Art Kile, and bassist Gene Stoffell) interpret...

$20.00 *

Steeler's Trio: Outmoded & Lo-Fi (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPOS003
 

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(Port O guese) 10 tracks - digipack  - Swingin', bluesin' jungle exotica Hawaiian sound mix instrumentals - You must listen to this! It's only great! (MM/Bear Family Records)

$18.82 *

Les & Larry Elgart: Ain't We Got Fun (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDE241068
 

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(1995/Drive Archive) 14 tracks - recorded in stereo at the Hollywood Palladium, February-March 1955

$22.36 *

Slim Gaillard: Cement Mixer Putti Putti (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPL558
 

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(1997/Prestige) 26 tracks

$20.00 *

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra: Best Now (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDTOCP9053
 

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(Capitol Japan) 20 Tracks - Rare Japan CD compilation containing original 1950s Capitol recordings!

$35.34 *

Louis Armstrong & Friends: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong & Friends (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDP22835
 

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(MCA Japan) 24 Tracks - A compilation of Brunswick and Decca sides, featuring Jack Teagarden, Velma Middleton, The Mills Brothers, Billie Holiday, Louis Jordan, Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby, The Polynesians, Andy Iona & His Islanders and Gordon Jenkins!

$29.44 *

Harry James & His Orchestra: Harry James (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDCP9041
 

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(Capitol Japan) 20 Tracks - Great compilation out of the original Capitol albums 'Harry James In Hi-Fi' and 'More Harry James In Hi-Fi', 1955-1956!

$35.34 *

Pia Beck: The Early Years 1950-1956 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD512863
 

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(1992/Phonogram) 18 tracks

$21.18 *

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio: After Midnight (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP7483282
 

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(1987/Capitol) 17 tracks

$18.82 *

Vince Guaraldi: Cast Your Fate To The Wind (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFCD8089
 

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(Fantasy) 8 tracks - Piano: Vince Guaraldi Bass: Monte Budwig Drums: Colin Bailey

$23.54 *

Harry James: Big Band Favorites (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPCD21158
 

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(1990/Cema) 16 tracks, 2 Lps on 1 CD, total playing time 50:12 min.

$20.00 *

Gitte Haenning: Meets The Francy Boland Kenny Clarke Big Band (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD8595701
 

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(2005/Bureau B.) 10 tracks,  digipac with 20 page booklet

$23.54 *

Bunny Berigan: Devil's Holiday (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJASSJ638
 

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(1992/Jass Records) 27 tracks, Bunny Berigan And The Rhythmakers Vol.2: 1938, featuring Buddy Rich, Georgie Auld, Joe Bushkin, Ray Conniff

$21.18 *

Dave Brubeck: Take - The Greatest Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDELITE009
 

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(1991/Pickwick) 14 tracks

$15.28 *

Ella Fitzgerald: Anthology (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSUISA60042
 

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(Suisa) 60 tracks on 3 CDs

$21.18 *

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Exotica (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH012
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 25 tracks Sensuous dreamscapes to transport the listener to the lush tropical environs of the outer reaches of the omniverse. Your choice of three colorful inter-stellar saucers or two compact saucers of “Exotic-Ra” bringing you to a lush...

$35.34 *

The Star Time Playboys: It's Star Time! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDST13016
 

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(2017/Martin's Garage Records) 8 Tracks (18:46) - Digisleeve! Great guitar Jazz with influences from western swing and surf instros!

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Various: New Jazz Festival Balver Höhle 1976 & 1977 (8-CD Box)
Art-Nr.: CDBE627279
 

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(2017/BE! Jazz) - Box Set with 8 CDs featuring the best of the New Jazz scene from Europe and the USA in 1976/77! 8 hours of music recorded live inside the Cave at Balve, West Germany! -  32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters and flyers! ...

$159.24 *

Various: Nightclub Jazz (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD2087531
 

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(2017/Music Tales) 44 tracks

$15.28 *

Various: Swing 1939-1954 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD775209
 

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(Sonia/DA) 32 tracks - Original Recordings 1939 -1954.

$23.54 *

Johnny Hodges: Verve Jazz Masters 35 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD521857
 

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(1994/Verve) 15 tracks

$35.34 *

Tom Principato & Steve Wolf: The Long Way Home (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPOW135
 

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(2017/Powerhouse) 8 Tracks (43:27) - Digipack - Working together since 1978 Tom Principato and Steve Wolf have a great musical relationship one can hear on this album. This time they prefer to play acoustically a mix out of fine Jazz with some Blues and even Tex Mex...

$20.00 *

Os Ipanemas: Os Ipanemas (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCBS37332
 

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(2012/Mr. Bongo) 12 Tracks - Digipack - Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova from Brazil, recorded 1964!

$14.10 *

George Moxey: Plays Music For Dancing - Feat. Ernest Ranglin (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDSR510
 

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(2016/Dub Store) 11 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1969 Twilight album. Lounge-Calypso-Jazz-Exotica mix from Jamaica!

$20.00 *

The Winston Turner Quintet: At The Jamaica Hilton - In The Jippi Jappa Lounge (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDSR508
 

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(2015/Dub Store) 10 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1967 Federal album. Calypso-Jazz-Ska-Exotica mix!

$20.00 *

Chris Barber Jazz Band: High Society (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDLTG39572
 

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(MCPS) 20 tracks

$17.64 *

Lawrence Welk: Dance To The Big Band Sounds (CD, US Longbox)
Art-Nr.: CDR8228
 

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(1986/Ranwood) 18 Tracks - Original sealed copy! US-Longbox!

$11.74 *

Eric Grant & His Casa Montego Orchestra: Cool At The Casa Montego (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDDSR307
 

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(2012/Dub Store) 12 Tracks - Ecopack - Japanese reissue of the original 1961 album Casmo FR1003! Cool Jazz and Calypso recorded in Kingston, Jamaica!

$25.90 *

Louis Armstrong: This Is Jazz (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCK65039
 

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(1997/Sony) 16 tracks

$17.64 *

Pia Beck: The Best Of Pia Beck (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSPEC552129
 

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(1996/Spectrum) 12 tracks

$21.18 *

Various: Original Jazz Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEMI8311292
 

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(1994/EMI) 16 tracks

$15.28 *

The Temperance Seven: 33 Not Out (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDURCD103
 

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(1990/Upbeat) 19 tracks

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Sarah Vaughan: 20 Jazz Classics (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD83276127
 

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(1995/EMI) 20 tracks

$15.28 *

Various: Big Bands In Hi-Fi Vol.2 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD82781622
 

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(1995/Capitol) 47 tracks

$23.54 *

Various: Swingin' Dick's - Shellac Shakers Vol. 1 & 2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG103
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 20 Tracks - Both 10inch vinyl volumes of Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz and Big Band Rhythm'n'Blues from original 78rpm shellac platters on this fabulous CD! Rocks and Swings!

$18.82 *

Various: Big Bands In Hi-Fi (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD82781325
 

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(1995/Capitol) 46 tracks

$23.54 *

Bob Crosby: Bob Crosby, His Orchestra & The Bobcats (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCD1119
 

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(1993/Charly) 16 tracks

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New Jazz Group Hannover: European Jazz Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6130
 

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(2017/BE! Jazz) 21 Tracks - 1954-1956 - Deluxe Digipack - Unreleased radio sessions from original tapes! The few recordings made by the New Jazz Group from Hannover, Germany are scarcely documented. The NJGH was founded around 1954 by Bernd Rabe on alto sax and...

$17.64 *

Michael Naura Quintett: European Jazz Sounds (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE619697
 

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(2017/Be-Bop) 27 Tracks - Digipack - Brunswick and Telefunken recordings, 1955-1964! From 1953 to 1964 the Michael Naura Quintett was one of the most successful German jazzbands of the time. The music of this eclectic quintet was strongly influenced by George...

$29.44 *

Clarence Daniels & His Orchestra: Hard Workin' - Featuring Young Jessie & Sandy Miller (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1504
 

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(2017/Ace) 20 Tracks - 12 page booklet - Original 1966 Affiliated and Kent recordings. Bandleader Clarence Daniels mixes Jazz and Blues to spectacular effect. Includes the cult collectable ‘Hard Working Girl’ with vocals by Obie 'Young' Jessie and nine...

$18.82 *

Mundell Lowe: Blues For A Stripper (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH028
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 10 Tracks - Digipack! Beyond Hip! From Cool Jazz to Hard Bop! This extraordinary soundtrack, featuring many of the finest jazz musicians this side of anywhere, is a collection of small ensemble and large band arrangements so perfectly...

$20.00 *

BIG BEN BANJO BAND: Strummin' On The Old Banjo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2637
 

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(2017/Jasmine) 26 tracks Medley: Roll Out The Barrel, Paddlin' Madelin Home, Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me Medley: Who's Sorry Now, Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips, Painting The Clouds With Sunshine Medley: Moonlight Bay, My Sweetie Went Away, I'll String Along With You...

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Eartha Kitt: Live At The Cheltenham Jazz Festival (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSN6525
 

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(2008/SFE) 18 tracks, 78 minutes

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Thunder Of The Gods (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMH021
 

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(2017/Modern Harmonic) 3 tracks. Sun Ra is still trying to get our attention 50 years after dispatching this transmission. Humanity’s path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole 'LeSony’r Ra' Blount 'left the planet' he’s...

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Lonnie Donegan: The Best Of Lonnie Donegan (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCMA138
 

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(1991/Marble Arch) 14 Tracks - Re-recordings, live recordings, rarities!

$23.54 *

Lonnie Donegan: Lonnie Donegan Meets Leinemann (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMIG01762
 

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(2016/Made In Germany) 25 tracks 1974 und 1976 - digipac.  - The 1st national ragtime, rock & skiffle group LEINEMANN meets the english Elivis, the „King Of Skiffle“, Mr. LONNIE DONEGAN. This all happened in 1974 and 1976. Under the headline “Donegan...

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Various: Jazz am Rhein 1967-1968 (6-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE616267
 

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(2017/BE!Records) It was the summer of love in 1967, and more than 12 000 people found their way into the Rheinpark in Cologne – situated opposite the majestic cathedral and right at the bank of the Rhine river – for the first German open air jazz festival....

$117.94 *

James Moody: The World Is A Ghetto (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0614922
 

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(2005/Fuel 2000) 8 Tracks (39:42) - Reissue of the original 1973 Paula Records album 'Sax & Flute Man',  it's a Funky Soul Jazz Classic! sealed stock copy (Bear Family Records)

$17.64 *

Louis Armstrong & Jelly Roll Morton: Birth Of Jazz (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613382
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 36 Tracks - Two giants of Jazz! Digitally remastered! With extended liner notes by Bill Dahl. Includes the complete 1959 sessions by Louis Armstrong, first time on CD!

$35.34 *

Various: Savage Rhythm (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG053
 

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(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 24 Tracks - Stunning 24 page booklet with track-by-track notes plus fantastic illustrations and photos! 1930s-1940s Cotton Club Jazz and GI Jivers! Perfect Compilation!

$20.00 *

Hans Koller Free Sound: Nome (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6260
 

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(2017/BE! Records) 5 tracks. Tenor saxophonist Hans Koller (1921 - 2003) formed his own quartet in 1951 with Jutta Hipp, Franz 'Shorty' Roeder and Karl Sanner. From 1975-80 he directed the 'International Brass Company' and the 'Super Brass' group, with musicians...

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Charlie Christian: Radioland 1939-1941 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0611672
 

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(2001/Fuel 2000) 16 Tracks - Columbia 1939-41. Electric guitar style innovator in the Jazz and Blues genres. This is swinging Jazz from the Americas in the pre-War era!

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Ben Webster: Confluence (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CD0613612
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 5 Tracks (45:08) - One of the last live shows of the late great master of Be-Bop saxophone! Luckily recorded during a performance in Paris, 1973! Cut-out inside barcode only!

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Various: Jazzactuel (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD0613532
 

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(2003/Fuel 2000) 7 Tracks (70:45) - A collection of Avantgarde / Free Jazz from the BYG/Actuel catalogue of 1969-1971!

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Buddy Morrow: Dance Date With The Golden Trombone (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2629
 

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(2016/Jasmine) 24 Tracks - From Swing to Sweet, from Blues to Boogie - Let's dance to the fabulous 1950s sound!

$17.64 *

Tino Contreras: El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJMAN043
 

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(Jazzman) 16 tracks (66:41) with 20 page booklet. During his far-reaching travels over the years, all kinds of weird and wonderful sounds have come to influence the music of the imaginative Mexican jazzman Tino Contreras. Hear latinesque ritual chants in Orfeo en los...

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Carl Drewo Quartet Quintet Septet: European Jazz Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBE6125
 

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(2017/BE! Records) 10 tracks. Carl Drewo started working at American NCO Clubs after World War II. From 1953 to 1958 he played with Theo Ferstl, Friedrich Gulda, Harald Banter (1954), Johannes Fehring (1955), Fatty George (1956-57), Kurt Edelhagen (1958-1971). The...

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Jack Costanzo: Mr.Bongo (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJMAN081
 

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(2015/Jazzman) 26 tracks with 16 page booklet. - The phrase 'living legend' is undoubtedly overused but there can be few people more deserving of such an accolade than Jack Costanzo. Born on the 24th September 1919, Costanzo is arguably the most significant...

$20.00 *

   
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