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JT’s Guide to Record Store Day

Limited-edition releases by Jaco, Monk, Wes & more

Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul

Are you ready for record-geek Christmas, taking place Saturday, April 22? This year marks the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, 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. 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 the official Record Store Day site.

Nels Cline In the Wee Small Hours (Blue Note Records) 7-inch 1,000

Bill Evans Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (Resonance Records) LP 2,000

Dexter Gordon Walk the Blues (ORG Music) 12-inch 1,750

Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Resonance Records) 2xLP 2,000

Wes Montgomery & the Wynton Kelly Trio Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) (Resonance Records) LP 1,500


Jaco Pastorius Truth, Liberty & Soul – Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! (Resonance Records) 3xLP 2,000

The Art Pepper Quartet The Art Pepper Quartet (Omnivore Recordings) LP 1,000

Sun Ra Janus (ORG Music) LP 2,000

Lalo Schifrin Lalo Schifrin: My Life in Movies (Aleph Records) 2xLP 1,000

Allen Toussaint The Allen Toussaint Collection (Nonesuch) 2xLP

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