JT’s Guide to Record Store Day 2018

Our list of essential titles to seek out on April 21

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If you’re a vinylholic or CD-o-phile, you know the drill by now: This Saturday, April 21, more than a thousand independently owned record stores in the United States and internationally—yes, there are still that many—will have their day. Hundred of limited-edition titles in dozens of genres are made available annually in late April to collectors and fans. Many of these releases have never before been available or are dressed up in swanky new packaging.

For vinyl fans, especially, it’s a chance to own something that few others ever will. They often don’t come cheap, these treasures, but don’t even bother asking a true record fanatic if that’s a problem.

Many of the record stores schedule special events around the day, including in-store live music performances, meet-and-greets, special merchandise and other enticements.

Each year, jazz is part of the mix, and we’ve made it easy for you: We at JazzTimes have gone through the master list of soon-to-be-available titles and pulled the ones JT readers will want to look for. Remember that not all participating stores are going to have all of these titles. (The numbers at the bottom of each listing indicate the run.)

For the full list, further details and a guide to participating stores, head over to the official Record Store Day website.

Artist: Ornette Coleman
Title: An Evening With Ornette Coleman, Part 2
Label: ORG MUSIC
Format: LP
Quantity: 1,600

Willie Colon
Wanted by the FBI/The Big Break – La Gran Fuga

Get on Down
LP
900

John Coltrane
My Favorite Things

Atlantic
7-inch vinyl
1,000

Miles Davis
Rubberband

Warner Bros./Rhino
12-inch vinyl
2,300

Jack DeJohnette/Larry Grenadier/John Medeski/John Scofield
Hudson

Motéma
2xLP
1,000

Soneros De Verdad & Luis Frank Arias Mosquera
A Buena Vista: Bario De La Habana

Termidor/Connector
LP
950

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella at Zardi’s

Verve
2xLP
1,500

Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper x KAYTRANADA: The ArtScience Remixes

Blue Note
LP
1,200

Grant Green
Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)
Resonance
3xLP
1,500

Grant Green
Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry’s          

Resonance
2xLP
1,500

Dave Grusin
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
OST
WEWANTSOUNDS
LP
800

Bunk Johnson
Rare and Unissued Masters: Volume One (1943-1945)
ORG MUSIC
2xLP
1,000

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints
On Pebble Street

Greenleaf Records
7-inch vinyl
300

Wynton Marsalis Septet Featuring Willie Nelson and John Mayer
“Night Life” b/w “I’m Gonna Find Another You”
Blue Engine
10-inch picture disc
1,000

Thelonious Monk
Monk

Columbia/Legacy
LP
2,500

Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore/Balázs Pándi
Cuts Up, Cuts Out

RareNoise
12-inch vinyl
600

Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris
Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris

Nublu
LP
800

Bernard Purdie
Cool Down
Sugar Road
LP

Sun Ra 
The Cymbals/Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973
Modern Harmonic
2xLP
1,800

Sun Ra
Astro Black

Modern Harmonic
LP
1,350
CD
950

Sun Ra
Pine Street Theatre, Oct 18th, 1988

Jackpot
2xLP
2,000

Lalo Schifrin
Enter the Dragon
OST
Warner Bros./Rhino
LP picture disc
2,800

Snarky Puppy
Sharktank

GroundUP Music
10-inch vinyl
1,000

Various Artists
Jazz Dispensary: Soul Diesel, V 2

Craft
LP
2,000

Various Artists
Rough Guide to Ethiopian Jazz

World Music Network
LP
1,000

Various Artists
Rough Guide to Ragtime
World Music Network
LP
1,300