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39. KAMIJO TSUNEHIKO: “Dareka Ga Kaze No Naka De b/w Hashi” (King Records – BS-1476) (Single Record: Excellent/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). 1971 Japanese soulful groove jiver. The B-side is where it is at again…smoked out male vocals not unlike a Tom Jones on herbicides backed up by a choir of female vocals, throbbing bass and wild horn section, setting the dance floor on fire. Comes with great picture sleeve. Another largely undetected butt-shaker par excellence! Killer track. Price: 40 Euro
40. KATSU SHINTARO: “Zatoichi b/w Zatoichi Hirori-Ha” (Daiei Records – D-1) (Single Record: Excellent/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ Promo Picture Photo Card: Mint). 1967 Japan first original pressing by everyone’s favorite blind swordsman. Katsu was an outrageously individualistic actor who became a living legend playing a blind master swordsman, Zatoichi. "Katsu-shin", as he was affectionately known, was adored by millions. Raised as a son of a master of nagauta, "long song" accompanied by shamisen, often used as dance accompaniment in kabuki, he was gifted with a great singing voice. He even began by teaching nagauta and aged 17 performed it in kabuki. Still it was with Zatoichi that he broke through worldwide, a persona that has the soul of a monk, the skill of a samurai'. From 1962 until 1989, Zatoichi (Ichi the Blind), the blind masseur and sword master, slashed his way through the Japanese silver screen and into the Japanese people's zeitgeist- and hearts. Here you have Katsu performing two title songs from the series, sang in a gravel and smokey voice, lending it for prime male enka serenades. Stuff of legends and highly enjoyable. I ride hard for this stuff. Comes with promo picture present. Price: 30 Euro

41. The KENNY CLARKE – FRANCY BOLAND BIG BAND: “Sax No End” (MPS/ Columbia Records – YS-2414-MP) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent). Scarce japan original pressing all complete with obi. Drummer Kenny Clarke, realizing that American music is often more appreciated in Europe, eventually moved to the continent and hooked up with the Belgian pianist/arranger Francy Boland, and, in 1961, they formed a long-lasting, incredibly popular bebop-based big band. The Clarke/Boland Big Band featured some of Europe’s best jazz musicians of the time (Ronnie Scott, John Surman) plus some of the great American musicians who had relocated to the continent themselves (Jimmy Woode, Johnny Griffin). SAX NO END, from 1967, is a powerfully swinging session, a mixture of the wallop of Count Basie and the modernism of Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer. Price: 25 Euro

42. The ROLAND KIRK QUARTET: “Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra” (Mercury/ Nippon Victor – SM-7147) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). First press 1964 Japan original pressing – housed in flip back sleeve with languette still attached. Price: 30 Euro
43. KIRK, ROLAND: “Rip, Rig & Panic” (Limelight/ Shinseido – SJ-19611) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint) Stupidly clean Japanese pressing with obi. “Despite its brevity, Rip, Rig, and Panic may be pre-Rashaan Roland Kirk’s greatest outing. Recorded in 1965 at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey, Kirk is teamed with the most awesome rhythm section he ever recorded with: drummer Elvin Jones, pianist Jaki Byard and bassist Richard Davis. Clocking in at a mere 36 minutes, Kirk and his quartet moved through a series of musicological changes that defined him as an artist at the time. Five of the seven compositions are his, and reach through each of the phases that Kirk was interested in integrating into his compositional and improvisational voice. First there is the elegant modal music of "No Tonic Press," with its non-linear mathematic groove maintained with verve by Jones in all the knotty spots. Then there is the ethereal Middle-Eastern harmony juxtaposed against the changes in "Once in a While" by Bennie Green. But the whole thing comes together by the third tune, when Kirk sifts his hearing of New Orleans music into gear with "From Bechet, Byas, and Fats." Using his loopy manzello to approximate the soprano saxophone, Kirk and Byard trade fours on some odd open-D modal theme before shifting into the music of Bechet's time and coming out on tenor with direct quotes from the Don Byas book, with Byard and Davis turning around on a blues motif as Jones double times with a sheet of rim shots. Through the rest, the set moves consistently more outside, with Kirk flipping instruments and Jones and Davis turning the rhythmic patterns around on Byard, who takes it all in stride and shifts the harmonic levels to Kirk’s intensity on the title track and "Mystical Dream." The set ends with the bluesy, somnambulant groove of "Slippery, Hippery, and Flippery." There's a paranoid opening with Jones running all over the kit, Byard slipping up and down the board, and Kirk making siren sounds before entering his bluesy post-bop nightmare of a jam that winds itself out over studio distortion, Kirk’s noises, and a killer tenor solo that caps everything on the album. Positively smashing.” (All Music) Price: 30 Euro
44. KONITZ – SOLAL: “European Episode” (Fontana – FOX-7012) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Very first Japanese press issue for dead cheap. No obi but all the rest is here and the sound is amazing. Price: 25 Euro
45. KONITZ – SOLAL: “Impressive Rome” (Fontana – FOX-7014) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Very first Japanese original pressing in beautiful condition. No obi so this baby comes cheap. Highest recommendation. Price: 25 Euro
46. KONITZ – SOLAL: “European Episode” (TAM – YX-4060) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Absolutely top condition & impossible to upgrade upon killer Japanese press issue. Price: 30 Euro
47. KONITZ – SOLAL: “Impressive Rome” (TAM – YX-4061) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Absolutely top condition & impossible to upgrade upon killer Japanese press issue. Price: 30 Euro
48. KROG, KARIN & DEXTER GORDON: “Some Other Spring – Blues And Ballads” (Baybridge Records – ULS-1695-B) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). “The talented Norwegian singer Karin Krog sings standards and her own "Blue Eyes" on this enjoyable collaboration with tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. Krog, a versatile vocalist, sounds perfectly at home on such tunes as "Some Other Spring," "How Insensitive," "Jelly, Jelly," and "Shiny Stockings." Dexter is in excellent form (he had lived in Europe at that point for eight years) and the group is completed by pianist Kenny Drew (who switches to organ on "Blue Eyes"), bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Espen Rud. This is one of the most accessible Karin Krog releases around and is recommended.” (All Music Guide). So sweet, it almost hurts. Scare Japanese pressing with rare obi. Price: 25 Euro
49. KROG, KARIN: “Jazz Moments with Karin Krog” (Sonet/ Teichiku Records – UPS-2019-N) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: VG++ - lower middle seam split). Japan original pressing. Originally released by Sonet Records this is the very first Japanese press issue of a 1966 session features an all-star line-up. A young Jan Garbarek is featured on two tracks and the stellar rhythm section is made up of Kenny drew on piano, Niels Henning-Orsted Pedersen on bass and Jon Christensen on drums. One of the cornerstone recordings out of the Norwegian jazz scene, indispensable in my book. Top condition. Price: 30 Euro
50. LAKE, OLIVER: “Heavy Spirits” (Trio Records – PA-7147) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Japan original! Great early work from Lake – playing here in a number of different settings, but always with well-matched collaborators! 3 tracks on the set – "Owshet", "Heavy Spirits", and "While Pushing Down Turn" – featuring Lake with Olu Dara on trumpet, Donald Smith on piano, Victor Lewis on drums, and Stafford James on bass, playing in sort of a free-bop mode. Three more tracks – "Movement Equals Creation", "Intensity", and "Altoviolin" – feature Lake on alto, playing with a violin trio that sounds very dark and moody. "Rocket" is a trio piece, with Joseph Bowie and Charles Bobo Shaw – and "Lonely Blacks" is a somber solo sax piece. Price: 25 Euro

51. The LIME SPIDERS: “Slave Girl” (Hybrid – RIB-1) (Record: VG++ ~ EX – has some slight paper sleeve lines all over plays EX/ Jacket: Excellent). Original press issue of psyched out garage artifact from down undah. “Using a blueprint based on the fuzz-tone aesthetic of North American garage psychedelic bands from the '60s, Sydney, Australia's Lime Spiders chimed in with their own punk-informed take on the genre during the '80s heyday of new wave and hair-spray metal. Along with more high-profile garage revivalists like The Cramps, the Lime Spiders took a natural and nostalgic trip back from punk's lo-fi ways to the music of '60s trash stars like the Count Five and Question Mark & Mysterians. This kinetic EP includes some of the band's best and earliest material, including their first two singles, "Slave Girl" and "Beyond the Fringe," and a mix of other originals and classic covers. And while renditions of the Liberty Bell’s "That's How It Will Be" and the Haunted’s "1-2-5" are impressive, the tunes by Spiders vocalist Mick Blood ("Slave Girl," "25th Hour," and "Can't Wait Long") are the standouts. Eschewing some of the overtly psychedelic '60s touches and concocting an updated blend of crunching guitars, snarled vocals, and bottom-heavy bass and drums, the band come up with a surprisingly original sound over the EP's five songs. Along with the group's first full-length LP, The Cave Comes Alive, Slave Girl is a must for fans of the garage revival genre.” (All Music Guide). When growing up as a kid, this was my poison of choice that kept MTV far and away… still blows me to smithereens. Price: 25 Euro

52. The LOOKING GLASS: “Mirror Man” (Dreamworld – Task-16) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Dead cheap but oh so good, 1987 UK neo-acoustic classic. Price: 20 Euro
53. MARCUS, STEVE: “The Lord’s Prayer” (Atlantic – MT-2013) (Record: Near Mint/ Japan ONLY Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Japan original 1970 pressing. A wonderfully mixed-up, messed-up batch of jazzy tracks from the great Steve Marcus – working here at the height of his late 60s powers on Atlantic's ultra-cool green & turquoise colored label! As with other Marcus albums of the time, there's kind of a long haired, freewheeling energy to the set – jazz that's still steeped in some of the best modern and soulful styles of the 60s, yet also touched a bit with some of the rock experiments at the time – not really in the instrumentation, but in the way the whole group approaches the groove. Marcus blows some mighty tenor sax – and the lineup also includes Herbie Hancock on electric and acoustic piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Bob Moses on some pretty heavy drums. Some cuts have some hip larger arrangements. Comes housed in Japan only gatefold sleeve art that has some cool live pictures in the gatefold! Price: 20 Euro
54. MAYUZUMI JUN: “Tenshi no Yuwaku b/w Black Room” (Capitol Records – CP-1027) (Record: Excellent / Gatefold Picture Sleeve: Excellent). Absolutely devastating slide by beat & garage girl Mayuzumi Jun that contains the beat girl a go-go killer track “Black Room”. Cutie GS beat girl deluxe!! “Black Room” is without a single doubt one of the best girl garage psych tracks ever put down to wax, total killer material. That aside during this late sixties period, Mayuzumi Jun ruled like no other girl. She kicked ass drifting on filthy fuzz licks and a cute girl to deliver the vocal goods, music will never get as good as this. Original press copy. Highest possible recommendation. Price: 25 Euro
55. McCOY TYNER: “Reaching Forth” (Impulse/ Toshiba – IMP-88083) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – some foxing inside gatefold/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: VG++ some wrinkles and damage on front). Scarce WHITE label Promotional copy. Japan 2nd press issue. Pianist McCoy Tyner’s second set as a leader has as of 1996 featured in a trio with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Roy Haynes, Tyner performs two of his originals ("Reaching Fourth" and "Blues Back") plus three standards and "Theme For Ernie." One of the two most original and influential pianists to fully emerge in the 1960s (along with Bill Evans), McCoy Tyner’s unique chord voicings and ease at playing creatively over vamps pushed the evolution of jazz piano forward quite a bit. This outing, although not as intense as his work with the John Coltrane Quartet, is generally memorable and still sounds quite viable 35 years later. Rare PROMO issue with obi. Price: 50 Euro
56. McCOY TYNER: “Inception” (Impulse – YP-8513-AI) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – mild foxing inside gatefold/ 2 Inserts: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Japan Impulse pressing – PROMO issue in top shape. Price: 30 Euro
57. McCOY TYNER: “McCoy Tyner Live at Newport” (Impulse – YP-8543-AI) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – mild foxing inside gatefold/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Japan Impulse pressing – PROMO issue in top shape. Price: 30 Euro
58. McCOY TYNER: “Song For My Lady” (Milestone/ Victor Records – SMJ-6001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint – still housed in shrink/ Obi: Mint – still housed in shrink/ Insert: Near Mint). Top condition Japanese high-quality pressing. Price: 25 Euro
59. McCOY TYNER: “Sahara” (Milestone/ Victor Records – SMJ-1041) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint – still housed in shrink/ Obi: Mint – still housed in shrink/ Insert: Near Mint). Top condition Japanese high-quality pressing. Price: 25 Euro
60. McDONALD AND GILES: “S/T” (Atlantic – P-8034A) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Top condition Japan original pressing of fabulous UKprog slide that came into fruition following the disintegration of the original King Crimson lineup. In 1970, drummer Michael Giles and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald left King Crimson at the height of their early success and teamed up as a duo for their first and only LP.  The result has familiar ingredients of In The Court of the Crimson King with 10+ minute epic opuses adorned with Giles' percussive jazz rhythms and McDonald's knack for woodwinds and reeds. The song writing is more Beatles than Moody Blues presented with ingenious arrangements and warm, punchy sonics making it a favorite for sampled based producers. Price: 30 Euro
61. MILES DAVIS: “Miles Davis In Europe” (CBS Columbia – YS-441-C) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Beautiful very first Japanese original pressing from 1965, beautifully preserved. “Recorded live in France at the Festival Mondial, du Jazz Antibes, this LP captures trumpeter Miles Davis in late 1963. While Four & More and My Funny Valentine -- both taken from the same 1964 New York Philharmonic Hall concert -- are most often cited as this lineup's essential live recording, Miles Davis in Europe is a no less exciting listen. The band, including tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams had recorded Seven Steps to Heaven a few months earlier, which would turn out to be the one studio album Davis would make with the lineup. Already, the band's adventurous, avant-garde leanings are on display with the young Williams propelling Davis to scorching heights on the fast swinger "Milestones." Similarly, Hancock helps turn the standard "I Thought About You" into an impressionistic and free-flowing ballad allowing Davis to spread wide swaths of tonal color and deep note bends across the stage. Although Coleman would depart the group in less than a year, he proves himself here to be a muscular, keen improviser who deserved more attention than he got at the time.” (All Music Guide). Price: 30 Euro
62. MILES DAVIS: “My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis In Concert” (CBS – YS-471-C) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1965 Japan original press issue that comes housed in Japan only sleeve art. Price: 30 Euro
63. MILES DAVIS QUINTET: “Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet” (Top Rank – RANK-5057) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Rare Japanese very first original press issue from 1960! This is one of a tetralogy of albums Miles Davis recorded over the course of two days in 1956 to fulfill a contractual obligation with Prestige. Although this would appear to be a recipe for four lukewarm albums of tedious tune churning, these four records (Relaxin, Steamin, Workin and Cookin) are truly tremendous. These two sessions are early career highlights for both Red Garland and John Coltrane who truly shine on each of these records. Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones also provide an excellent rhythm section here. Cookin' bridges the gap between cool and hard bop organically. The album opens with Garland's gentle intro to 'My Funny Valentine' and the quintet plays a beautiful and refreshing rendition of a played out classic. Blues by Five follows in a similar fashion; maintaining a gentle, intricate mood throughout the first side. On side two, Airegin offers a rare and exciting moment in Davis' career when he returns to his bebop roots and plays a fast and dense solo very much unlike his signature cool stylings. The playing is tremendous though, and a true testament to Davis' taste and technique. This solo will also foreshadow Davis' future experimentation in the following decades. The album closes with a long, meandering track much like side one. Cookin' is necessary in the collections of any Davis, Trane or Garland fans. Price: 30 Euro
64. MILES DAVIS & ART BLAKEY AND JAZZ MESSENGERS: “Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud & Des Femmes Disparaissent” (Philips Records – SFL-7268) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Japan only issue of great cool jazz soundtrack. Side A is dedicated to the Miles Davis score recorded in a totally improvised manner for the Louis Malle film. This dark and seductive tale is wonderfully accentuated by the late-'50s cool or bop music of Miles Davis, played with French jazzmen -- bassist Pierre Michelot, pianist René Urtreger, and tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen -- and American expatriate drummer Kenny Clarke. This recording evokes the sensual nature of a mysterious chanteuse and the contrasting scurrying rat race lifestyle of the times, when the popularity of the automobile, cigarettes, and the late-night bar scene were central figures. At times the distinctive Davis trumpet style is echoed into dire straits or death wish motifs. The B-Side is granted to Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers in December 1958, playing short themes and sketches that were used in the French film Des Femmes Disparaissent and dwells in a similar dark Nouvelle Vague atmosphere as the Davis recording. The music is bewitchingly beautiful. However, this Japanese edition comes in a totally different sleeve than the European press. Turns up seldom. Price: 30 Euro
65. The MILES DAVIS SEXTET & The THELONIUS MONK QUARTET: “Miles & Monk At Newport” (CBS/ NIPPON COLUMBIA – YS-392-C) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Excellent). Original Japan 1st press issue that came out in 1965, housed in a fragile flip back sleeve. Featuring the Miles Davis Sextet and the Thelonious Monk Quartet recorded in 1958 and 1963, respectively, this classic album features two of jazz music's most famous groups at the peak of their powers. This 1958 recording from Miles Davis is, in fact, one of the finest live documents of the classic Kind Of Blue-era group featuring John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, along with the great Bill Evans on piano. Monk's group as usual featured tenor-man Charlie Rouse, with help from Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, and they really stretch out on two ten+ minute tracks. Top condition and gloriously sounding Japan 1st original press, just about never ever surfaces with all complete and in a condition like this beauty here. Price: 30 Euro
66. MILES DAVIS: “In Person Vol. 2 – Friday & Saturday Nights At The Blackhawk, San Francisco” (Columbia – PSS-90-C) (Record: Excellent/ Flip-back Jacket: Near Mint). Original 1964 press issue. No Obi. Price: 30 Euro

67. MILES DAVIIS: “Sketches of Spain” (CBS Sony – 18AP-2057) (Record: Near Mint/ Jackate and CAP OBI: Mint, still housed in shrink with Miles 25 sticker on shrink/ Insert: Mint). Top copy, virginal Japanese high-quality press issue. Still housed in shrink with “Miles” sticker still on the shrink. Comes with Cap obi and the whole package is as clean as a virgin hooker’s pulsating ass!!! Price: 40 Euro

70. MINGUS, CHARLIE: “Blues & Roots” (Atlantic Records – SAL-5004) (Record: Excellent/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Rare Japan first original press issue. Released in 1960, Blues & Roots is about as aptly titled as albums get, revealing some of Mingus’s more unexpected musical influences...or, at least, they’re unexpected if you think the man grew up listening to a diet of non-stop jazz. As Mingus explained in the album’s liner notes, the record came about as a result of Nesuhi Ertegun suggesting that he record an entire blues album in the style of “Haitian Fight Song” (which made its debut on Mingus’s 1957 Atlantic album, The Clown) in order to silence critics who were saying that Mingus didn’t swing enough. “He wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: churchy, blues, swinging, earthy,” wrote Mingus. “I thought it over. I was born swinging and clapped my hands in church as a little boy, but I've grown up and I like to do things other than just swing. But blues can do more than just swing. So I agreed.” On that front, Blues & Roots would seem to have been a success: the All Music Guide says outright that “it ranks as arguably Mingus’s most joyously swinging outing.” It’s also worth noting that Elvis Costello cited the album in a Vanity Fair feature where he put together a 24-hour soundtrack for his life: “8 A.M. The day is picking up pace. Mingus is playing loud in the kitchen, something is boiling. Damned rare Japan 1st original pressing. Price: 30 Euro
71. MINGUS, CHARLES: “Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus” (Impulse – YP-8541-AI) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – mild foxing inside gatefold/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Japan Impulse pressing – top shape. Price: 40 Euro
72. MONK, THELONIUS: “Greatest Hits” (Riverside/ Victor – SR-7049) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent) Scarce Japan very 1st original press in nice shape. Price: 25 Euro
73. MONK, THELONIUS with JOHN COLTRANE: “S/T” (Riverside/ Victor Records – R-5002) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). MONO pressing – damned rare Japan very first original pressing. Bloody rare Japan 1st press original in amazing condition. Unfortunately, the obi got lost in action so a real deal here for dead cheap. Rarely surfaces 1st press issue in great shape. Price: 40 Euro
74. MORGAN, LEE: “Here’s Lee Morgan” (Top Rank/ Victor Records – SRANK-5000) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Japan 1st original press issue in great shape. An excellent early session from a young Lee Morgan – a set that we'd rank right up there with his best Blue Note material of the time! The set's from a time when Lee's trumpet was a key force in the Jazz Messengers – and there's definitely a Messengers vibe going on here, thanks to drums from Art Blakey – who works in a quintet alongside Clifford Jordan on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass. Jordan's tenor has a nice sharp edge – and like some of the Wayne Shorter sessions for Vee Jay, there's a nice sense of darkness here that's a bit different than some of Morgan's usual moments. Price: 30 Euro
75. The NEON BOYS: “That’s All I Know - Love Comes In Spurts b/w High Heeled Wheels) (No Label) (7 Inch Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Great grey area release of Hell and Verlaine in action in NYC in 1973. Price: 25 Euro