JT’s Guide to Record Store Day

Limited-edition releases by Wes, Jaco, Charles Lloyd and more

Are you ready for record-geek Christmas, which is happening tomorrow, April 19? That’s right, it’s Record Store Day again, the annual celebration of independent record shops and the diehard music fans who frequent them. Shops around the country will be celebrating by hosting special events and selling records off “the List,” the yearly crop of limited-edition platters available only at participating Record Store Day outlets. From that massive file, we’ve plucked the records that JazzTimes readers will want to snag. Don’t dillydally tomorrow, and remember that not all participating stores are going to have all of these titles. (The numbers at far right in each listing indicate the run.)

For more information and to locate a participating shop near you, visit recordstoreday.com.

Albert Ammons: “Boogie Woogie Stomp”/”Boogie Woogie Blues” (Blue Note, 12-inch vinyl, 3,000)

Meade “Lux” Lewis: “Melancholy”/”Solitude” (Blue Note, 12-inch vinyl, 3,000)

Big Mama Thornton: Sassy Mama (Vanguard, 12-inch vinyl, 1,500)

Jaco Pastorius: Modern American Music … Period! (The Criteria Tapes) (Omnivore Recordings, CD 3,000; also 12-inch vinyl)

Deerhoof & Ceramic Dog: Deerhoof/Ceramic Dog split (Northern Spy, 7-inch vinyl, 1,000)

Charles Lloyd: Live at Slug’s in the Far East (Resonance Records, 12-inch vinyl, 2,000)

Wes Montgomery & the Montgomery-Johnson Quintet: Wes Montgomery & the Montgomery-Johnson Quintet (Resonance Records, 10-inch vinyl, 2,000)

Wes Montgomery & the Montgomery-Johnson Quintet: Live at the Turf Club (Resonance Records, 10-inch vinyl, 2,000)

Various Artists: Rough Guide to African Blues (World Music Network, 12-inch vinyl, 1,200)

Various Artists: Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove (Vol. 1) (World Music Network, 12-inch vinyl, 1,200)

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: MILLIONS: Live in Denver (The Royal Potato Family, 12-inch vinyl, 500)

The JB’s: Food for Thought: The Get on Down Edition (Get on Down, 12-inch vinyl, 600)

Sun Ra: Outer Spaceware (ORG Music, 12-inch vinyl, 1,000)

The Thing: Boot EP (The Thing Records, 7-inch vinyl, 750)

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys: Transcriptions (Real Gone Music, 12-inch vinyl, 950)

Wayne Kramer & the Lexington Arts Ensemble: Lexington (Industrial Amusement, 12-inch vinyl, 500)

Henry Mancini: Soundtrack to Pink Panther (Legacy, 12-inch vinyl, 6,000)

Dean Martin: Dream With Dean (Legacy, 12-inch vinyl, 2,000)