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Live at Maida Vale BBC - Vol. II is a limited edition RSD exclusive splatter EP that capture's the band's BBC Maida Vale session from September 2019. It contains four live versions of songs from the band's critically acclaimed Gold & Grey, with an etching on the B side.

1. Throw Me an Anchor 2. Borderlines 3. I'm Already Gone 4. Tourniquet/Can Oscura

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We Are: Roots & Traditions is a limited edition 12” EP pressed on rich purple vinyl featuring never-before-heard music from Jon Batiste. Batiste combines elements of jazz, gospel, soul funk, R&B, rap and more to honor musical traditions and as he breaks the mold of what modern artists can be. The 33-year-old musician and activist has been gaining national attention from CNN, New York Times, and more for his peaceful musical protests that he’s been leading in the streets of New York City. He also stars in and wrote the music for Disney/Pixar film SOUL set for release on November 20 and is the bandleader of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Side A “Work It Out”, “Need You (Album Master)”
Side B “WE ARE (album master)”, “Tell The Truth (Treme Mix)” feat. Mardi Gras Indians

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Black/white/purple swirl vinyl version of the 2019 Mixtape.  Never before available on any physical format.

1. Energy 2. Learned From Texas 3. Pick Yourself Up 4. Glorious 5. 1 Oh Oh
6. Higher (King PT. 6) 7. Look What I Got 8. 4 Tha Three

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Bilal & Nikki Jean

Black Coffee in Bed [RSD BF 2020]

Vinyl: $11.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $1.49 Download

"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.

“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”

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Bombino recorded his seventh album live in Amsterdam in late 2019. It features three new songs, seven songs from his incredible catalog and his version of a Tinariwen song. This RSD Black Friday double LP is pressed in a limited edition of 1500 for the world.

A1 - Iyat Na Hay A2 - Azamane Tiliade A3 - Amidinine
B1 – Midiwane B2 - Tar Hani
C1 - Chatahat C2 - Ahoulaguine Akaline C3 - Takamba
D1 - Timtar D2 – Imajghane D3 - Chet Boughassa

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A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.  This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music. 

Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)

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A gift from Dave Brubeck and his family to families everywhere! Just in time for the holiday season, Christmas Lullabies is the perfect soundtrack to be enjoyed by jazz fans and the entire family together. From the same sessions in 2010 that produced his final solo recording Lullabies, the A side of this 12” features an original holiday piece in “Sleep Holy Infant” and a uniquely beautiful take on the Christmas standard “Away In A Manger”. Side B features an elegant festive holiday etching.

Side A: “Sleep Holy Infant”, “Away In A Manger”
Side B: Etching

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Instrumental version of the acclaimed 2020 album Invisible People. Described by Pitchfork as "far and away Chicano Batman’s most accessible record.... A decade into writing songs together, they sound stronger than ever." Mixed by Shawn Everett with lacquers cut at The Lodge in New York City.

1. Color My Life (Instrumental) 2. Blank Slate (Instrumental) 3. I Know It (Instrumental) 4. Invisible People (Instrumental) 5. Manuel's Story (Instrumental) 6. Moment of Joy (Instrumental) 7. Pink Elephant (Instrumental) 8. Polymetronomic Harmony (Instrumental) 9. The Way (Instrumental) 10. The Prophet (Instrumental) 11. Bella (Instrumental) 12. Wounds (Instrumental)

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Limited edition white vinyl release includes bonus 12" featuring "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)" and a D side etching. 

“Further Complications”/”Angela”/”Pilchard”/”Leftovers”/”I Never Said I Was Deep”/”Homewrecker!/”Hold Still”/”Fuckingsong”/”Caucasian Blues”/”Slush”/”You're In My Eyes (Discosong)”

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Originally released in 2006, Jarvis Cocker’s first solo album available for the first time in US on limited edition split green vinyl, with a bonus 7" featuring "C**ts Are Still Running The World" and a b-side etching.

“The Loss Adjuster”/”Don't Let Him Waste Your Time”/”Black Magic”/”Heavy Weather”/”I Will Kill Again”/”Baby's Coming Back To Me”/”Fat Children”/”From Auschwitz To Ipswich”/”Disney Time/”Tonite”/”Big Julie”/”The Loss Adjuster”/”Quantum Theory”/”Running the World”

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NEA Jazz Master George Coleman has played with a who’s who of jazz and blues greats such as Miles Davis, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, and B.B. King, among many others. In Baltimore is a previously unissued recording of the tenor giant, captured live at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, MD on March 23, 1971 in a show presented by the Left Bank Jazz Society. Coleman’s quintet features trumpeter Danny Moore, pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Harold White. The deluxe limited edition, numbered LP will include an extensive booklet with rare photos, essays and multiple interviews with George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Michael Cuscuna and co-producers Cory Weeds and Zev Feldman. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Studios and pressed on 180g vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM by Standard Vinyl in Toronto. 1500 copies will be released worldwide, at independent record stores, for RSD Black Friday. 

1 “Afternoon In Paris” 2 “Sandu” 3 “I Got Rhythm” 4 “Body and Soul” 5 “Joy Spring”

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A 12" single for RSD Black Friday featuring a brand new track, "Imminent", from London band The Comet is Coming, with a new remixed version of "Super Zodiac" on B-Side.

SIDE A: Imminent
SIDE B: Super Zodiac (Noss DJ Remix)

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Chris Cornell’s “Patience” is a cover of the original Guns N’ Roses’ iconic song and is paired up exclusively with his cover of the Prince classic “Nothing Compares 2 U (Live on SiriusXM)” on a white 7” single for RSD Black Friday 2020.

“Patience”/”Nothing Compares 2 U (Live at SiriusXM)”

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Originally re-pressed and released in 2003, Luv N’Haight reissue a special limited edition run for RSD Black Friday.

Ridiculously rare vinyl, superb musicianship, and a Playboy Club are ingredients that make the Don Cunningham Quartet's Something For Everyone album so tasty. Luv N'Haight is proud to preserve and re-issue one of the most collectible, highly sought-after jazz-dance records.

"Bunnies plus food and drink equals good time."Brad Holiday's original liner notes (featured on the back of this album) tell it like it was. Don Cunningham, Marion Miller, John Mixon, and Manny Quintero formed the Don Cunningham Quartet and played ‘The Living Room’ at Hugh Hefner's St. Louis branch of the Playboy Club between 1965 and 1968. Their music was different from that of the jazz mainstays playing in ‘The Penthouse Room’. It was also different from any act in St. Louis at the time.

"Before forming the Quartet, I traveled to Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean and beyond as part of the Johnny Mathis group," explains Cunningham. "On these tours I discovered the "island sound," which was something I'd never been exposed to before. It was enchanting, mysterious and sexual."

The Quartet's unique blend of exotica, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, jazz and easy listening was a perfect fit for the Playboy Club. "I was influenced by having seen Arthur Lyman, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, and Harry Belafonte play live. Not to mention that I was buying all the Les Baxter I could get!" adds Cunningham. The band's sound caught the attention of Bob Webb, a wealthy local businessman. As a friend of piano player Marion Miller he'd learned of the Quartet’s popularity. "I don't want to work, you work, I'll put up the money," Miller recalls Webb 's words. Webb fronted the funds for Miller to create Exclusive records, releasing three albums and two 45rpm singles, including the Something For Everyone LP.

"The music was only sold locally. We never looked up a distributor and we really didn't have a regular record deal," says Miller. Don Cunningham only remembers selling and giving-away the album at Playboy appearances and to a few friends outside of club hours. Only 500 copies were ever printed, some mono, some stereo, it's not known how many of each format.

Of all the tracks on the album "Tabu" has been the biggest hit with the jazz-dance crowd. That track is the reason many collectors have the album on their wants lists. It remains a tune worthy of heavy DJ play. "Something For Everyone" has been at the top of my wants list for about 10 years now. All my other wants I have managed to track down over the years, but to own an original copy of the Don Cunningham album is as illusionary as driving a Rolls Royce," says producer/DJ Rainer Truby of Compost Records. "Not only is it a rare album it is also a good one. "Tabu" to me is the mother of all jazzdance records! A welcome release! I'm curious to check the rest of the LP, but "Tabu" is more than enough of a reason to stroll down to your local record dealer," he adds.

Miller and Cunningham are surprised but obviously very happy with the current interest in the album. Both are still active musicians and hope that this re-issue may stimulate even more work for them. At time of writing Cunningham was on the road with his wife, appearing as The Cunninghams on tour with the Count Basie band. "It's great that the album is being re-issued. There's truly a quality of music on it that has been missed for so long. In a way it's world music - Polynesian, samba, Brazil, jazz, West Indian. It has the energy of Latin and funk records. It's inspired by - but is not really - easy listening, you couldn't exactly sleep in our "Quiet Village!"" says Cunningham.

Andrew Jervis.
Ubiquity, February 2003.

“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers parody track that fooled the world when it was released via RHCP2014.com (simultaneous to the band's Super Bowl Halftime show announcement) is finally coming to vinyl. Jon Daly, a comedian who's appeared in films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and currently works on Comedy Central's Kroll Show was behind the brilliant track that made internet magic back in 2014. On the B-side appears a hilarious "diss track" that materialized after a public twitter feud between Daly and up and coming rapper 'Lil Xan. This will be Jon Daly's first ever music release to exist in a physical format.

"Abracadabralifornia” / “I'm Your Dad”

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Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Black Keys founder/producer Dan Auerbach, Where Does The Devil Hide is Zella Day’s new 5 track EP that features her unique, mature voice and songwriting abilities. The EP is being released in partnership with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records.

1. People Are Strangers 2. My Game 3. Purple Haze 4. Only A Dream 5. Benny My Dear

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In the winter of 2016, Luther Dickinson began touring behind the release of his latest record, Blues & Ballads: A Folksingers Songbook Vols 1 & 2. Normaltown Hall, a now extinct listening room that sat above the New West Records office in Athens, GA, was known for hosting community events and intimate concerts intended for the listener and performer to connect. The venue capacity was permitted for 115 listeners, but on the night of March 9, 2016 there might have been over 200 people stuffed into the venue. Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals), Sharde Thomas (drums, fife, vocals), Will Sexton (guitar), Amy LaVere (upright bass) and Brandon Chornes (drums) got on stage and brought down the house that night with a very intimate and eclectic set of American music.

New West Records is proud to release this once in a lifetime performance on super limited blue sky vinyl.

SIDE A: “Death Comes On Wings of Crepe / Blind Lemon and the Hook Man”, “Hurry Up Sunrise”, “Karmic Debt”, “Highwater (Soldier)”, “Station Blues”

SIDE B: “Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down”, “Bang Bang Lulu”, “Chevrolet”, “Shady Grove”, “Little Sally Walker"

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Side A 1. Space Truckin'

Side B 1. Space Invader (Radio Edit) 2. Mission to Mars 3. Space Truckin' 4. Return Of The Space Bear (Bonus Track)

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This 1977 studio recording finds Herbie Hancock embracing his jazz roots. The straightforward trio setting puts Hancock’s piano front and center. Backed by Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams behind the drums, the recording features Hancock originals as well as the Trio’s take on Miles Davis’ “Milestones.”

Though recorded at fabled San Francisco studio The Automatt, the recording was only immediately issued in Japan. To this day Japan is the only country to see a vinyl release of this session. That changes on RSD Black Friday as Get On Down presents The Herbie Hancock Trio in a complete replica of the Japanese release including a full-color insert and deluxe OBI strip.

SIDE A: 1. “Watch It” 2. “Speak Like A Child”
SIDE B: 1. “Watcha Watin For” 2. “Look” 3. “Milestones”

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With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.

Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”

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No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 continues the documentation of Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience sideman work with the Harlem-based R&B combo. These twelve recordings were captured at Studio 76 in 1965 [as well as two controversial sessions in July and August 1967] and offer a fascinating glimpse of Hendrix’s genius in the years before—and during—his early success. It includes the 1965 demo of the first known Hendrix composition (“Working All Day”) and shiver-inducing guitar playing that hints at the genius to come. While not a Jimi Hendrix album the music is now under the control of Experience Hendrix, and thanks to them has been lovingly restored by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer for RSD Black Friday, giving fans the chance to enjoy these tracks in their proper historical context in a numbered, limited edition brown vinyl release.

Side A: “Gloomy Monday”, “Hush Now”, “No Business”, “Love Love
Side B: “UFO,” “My Best Friend (Takes 3/4/5)”, “How Would You Feel [Alternate]”, “Hornet’s Nest”, “I Need You Every Day”, “Suey”, “No Business [Demo]”, “Working All Day [Demo]”

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Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The first of this series comes from five-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette, with hidden gems from Verve legends Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.  The Blues Hall of Fame legend deftly reinterprets the classics “Strange Fruit” and “I Hold No Grudge” on this 12” EP, with the original timeless versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

SIDE A:
01) Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday) (3:12)
02) Strange Fruit (Bettye LaVette) (4:30)

SIDE B:
01) I Hold No Grudge (Nina Simone) (2:18)
02) I Hold No Grudge (Bettye LaVette) (6:12)

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The great lost Little Richard album, produced by R.A. "Bumps" Blackwell. Finally issued as Richard intended, including the original cover art and new liner notes by Bill Dahl. This RSD Black Friday release comes on yellow vinyl.

1) California (I’m Comin’) 2) If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out Of Tune) 3) Burning Up With Love 4) Ain’t No Tellin’ 5) Last Year’s Race Horse (Can’t Run In This Year’s Race) 6) Southern Child 7) In The Name (Version 3) 8) Over Yonder 9) I Git A Little Lonely 10) Puppy Dog Song 

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At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.  

SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”

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Los Straitjackets ask the eternal question: Beatles or Stones? In this case, the answer is easy: 'Both!' On their Beatles vs. Stones 45 single, Los Straitjackets turn the Fab Four's "I Feel Fine" and the Rolling Stones' "Time Is On My Side" into instrumental classics. You can flip the single to cast your vote. The single features artwork parodying both bands' famous cover art and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.

 “I Feel Fine” (The Beatles)/”Time Is On My Side” (The Rolling Stones)

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A single LP release of Magnetic Fields’ recent digital and singles box set project. This LP contains an entirely exclusive track, 'The Witches Fly' and is exclusive for RSD Black Friday.

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On Parole, originally recorded in 1975/1976, was intended to be Motörhead’s debut album. However, things didn’t quite work out that way and it was eventually released in December 1979 after the albums Overkill and Bomber came out earlier in the year.
On Parole is the only album to feature the band's original line-up of Lemmy on vocals and bass, Larry Wallis on guitar and vocals, and Lucas Fox on drums.

Motörhead On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) will be released on RSD Black Friday in the US on 2LP & CD. It will feature the original LP, plus the 1997 bonus tracks on vinyl as a bonus 12” EP.

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Continuing the series of Lou Reed re-issues for RSD Black Friday, is his critically successful 1992 Sire album Magic and Loss. Pressed as a double LP, featuring three sides of vinyl and an etching, exclusive released for RSD Black Friday 2020. (NME 10/10, Q Magazine 4*, Rolling Stone 4*)

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June - RSD First

The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.

You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair

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In celebration of the album's 20th anniversary, the first-ever domestic pressing of the seminal breakthrough album from the Grammy-nominated New Wave of American Heavy Metal pioneers! This new blood-red pressing for RSD Black Friday marks the first-ever vinyl release of the version remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence) and Grammy-award winning engineer Alan Douches (High on Fire, Motorhead, The Black Dahlia Murder). Of note: guitarist Jon Donais is now a member of thrash icons Anthrax, while guitarist Matt Bachand now plays with Act of Defiance.

1. “Pain Glass Vision” 2. “Crushing Belial” 3. “Of One Blood” 4. “The First Noble Truth” 5. “Fleshold” 6. “Root Bound Apollo” 7. “Revel In My Loss” 8. “Montauk” 9. “To Ashes” 10. “Serenity”

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Originally released in June 2002 on CD, Peaches – this 20-track collection will be released on vinyl for the first time on RSD Black Friday and will be the only Stranglers Best of available on vinyl.

Side 1: “Peaches”, “Golden Brown”, “Walk On By”, “No More Heroes”, “Skin Deep”
Side 2: “Hanging Around”, “All Day And All Of The Night”, “Straighten Out”, “Nice 'N' Sleazy”, “Strange Little Girl”, “Who Wants The World”
Side 3: “Something Better Change”, “Always The Sun (Sunny Side Up Mix)”, “European Female”, “Grip '89 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)”, “Duchess”
Side 4: “5 Minutes”, “Don't Bring Harry”, “La Folie”, “96 Tears”

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Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) and Mike Watt are back with another tribute to The Stooges, this time a year later with “1970". (Mullins and Watt previously played together in the most recent iteration of The Stooges.) This 7” vinyl release features their unique take on the classic “1970”, divided into two parts and available exclusively for RSD Black Friday, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. Half of the pressing comes on color vinyl, with the other half on standard black vinyl. The two editions will be randomly mixed and shipped, so you’re in for a surprise.

“1970 (Part 1)” b/w  “1970 (Part 2)”

Pack Shot  Pack Shot  Pack Shot

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Elemental Music presents a never-before-heard complete concert which constitutes the only recorded testimony of the reunion of two jazz giants: French tenor and soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen and Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu. All tracks from this concert, which took place in Grenoble, France on February 12, 1988 are previously unreleased and boast excellent sound quality. The group is completed by the Italian bassist Riccardo del Fra (who frequently played and recorded with Chet Baker) and Chicago drummer Aaron Scott (who the year following this Grenoble concert would start a 14-year association and tenure with pianist McCoy Tyner as part of the McCoy Tyner Trio, winning three Grammy Awards and performing worldwide).  This release includes specially prepared liner notes as well as never before published photos from the actual performance.

SIDE A: 1. L’ÂME DES POÈTES 2. ’ROUND MIDNIGHT 3. SUMMERTIME
SIDE B: 1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 2. LA VALSE DES LILAS 3. MEDLEY: SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS / AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES)