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        The Finest in Jazz Since 1991

                                                            We opened on 8/10/91

                  Store: #3, Level 4, 428 George Street, Sydney

                                                (Dymocks Building) NSW 2000. 

Phone : 02 9231 1188. 


New opening hours - 2016:

Monday - closed

Tuesday 10am to 5:30pm

Wednesday 10am to 5:30pm

Thursday 10am to 5:30pm

Friday 10am to 5:30 pm

Saturday 9am to 4:30 pm.

Sunday - closed


FYI:    By default ALL items listed on this website are Compact Discs.

Vinyl LPs are clearly marked as such e.g. Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch / 180 gram vinyl LP

If it is listed like this: Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch then it is a CD not an LP.

If it is a DVD or SACD it will be clearly marked as such. eg:

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue / hybrid SACD

Search Tips:

Use the Search Box at the top right rather than by Artist or Label. It's best to type one unusual word rather than the full title; e.g. type  Koln and you'll get 8 Items. If you type Keith Jarrett instead of Koln you'll get 95 or more items. 

There's a glitch with the Artist / Title search at the top of this page - not all albums by an artist are displayed and not all Artists show up. We're working on it though!


All CD / DVD orders are sent Express Post (at cost) - $9 per bag anywhere within Australia.

If we have it in stock then we will post the day we get your order so you'll get it the next day.

If we don't have stock we'll email you about the ETA, availability etc

You can usually get up to 4 cds in one $9 x 500g Express Post bag making your post about $2.25 per item.

Postal charges for Box Sets, Vinyl LPs and other bulky items will be added when your order is dispatched - all items sent at cost price - i.e whatever Australia Post charge us.


Within Australia the minimum charge for a 1kg parcel is $10 and the maximum is $19 - this is for regular parcels, not Express which will be more expensive. A 1kg parcel usually holds 3 LPs.

Unfortunately Australia Post charges have increased considerably, so please be aware that the post will NOT BE $9 for overseas orders. You'll be charged whatever we are charged by Australia Post.

Welcome to Birdland Records, we offer a huge range of jazz music cds from all around the world. We've probably got the most extensive range of Jazz Music cds in the country, if not the Southern Hemisphere. We also stock other music cds such as blues, soul, world and we have a very extensive range of SACDs and we are probably the only shop outside of Japan to actually carry in stock a comprehensive range (ie nearly all) of the fantastic SHM SACDs releases. Audiophile heaven ! 

And most of the CDs, SACDS, LPs, DVDs listed on this site are actually in stock, not virtual. So, if you order we can usually dispatch within a day or so - not always, but most of the time.  3 or 4 weekly shipments  from overseas means it's a 4 day turn around for most orders.   Clicks and mortar as they say. 

We have the largest range of SACDs ( 700 + titles in stock) in Australia and we have heaps of audiophile Vinyl LPs and all the Blue Note / Audiowave XRCDs as well.

Three, four or more US shipments arrive every week so for the latest releases pop into the store or sign up to our weekly newsletter.



                         TOP 30 for 2015

Jose James - Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra - Imaginary Cities

Gov't Mule - Sco-Mule

James Muller - Neurotica

Barney McAll - Mooroolbark

Keith Jarrett - Creation

Anouar Brahem - Souvenance - Music for oud, quartet and string orchestra

Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn

John Scofield - Past Present

Cassandra Wilson - Coming Forth by Day

Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian - Hamburg '72

David Ades - A Life In A Day

Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Tokyo Adagio

Nils Frahm - Solo

Charles Lloyd - Wild Man Dance

John Coltrane - Offering: Live at Temple University

Miles Davis - Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

Kamasi Washington - The Epic

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff

Hommage a Eberhard Weber feat. Pat Metheny, Jan Garbarek & Gary Burton

Twin Danger - Twin Danger

Gary Peacock Trio - Now This

Van Morrison - Duets: Re-working the catalogue

Lloyd Swanton - Ambon

Eliane Elias - Made in Brazil

Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here

Sandy Evans trio with Bobby Singh & Sarangan Sriranganathan - Kapture

Julien Wilson Quartet - This Narrow Isthmus

Kenny Wheeler - Songs for Quintet

Pops Staples - Don't Lose This


New albums for 2016 include:

Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd,Avishai Cohen, Tord Gustavsen, Michel BenitaJason Marsalis, Magic Sam, Buddy Miller, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snarky Puppy,  Pete Erskine, Miles Davis, Cyrille Aimee, Julian Lage, John Zorn, Erik Truffaz,  Iggy Pop, Anat Fort, Ralph Alessi, Jon Balke, Michael Formanek, Esperanza Spalding, Renee Rosnes, Stan Getz, James Hunter, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Stapess, Go Go Penguin, Lake Side Dive, Rokia Traore, The Record Company, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, Ference Snetberger, Jim Rotondi, Nik Bartsch, Miroslav Vitous,..........

 Coming soon: new albums from Mark Guiliana, Phronesis, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland, Hiromi, Miles Davis, Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg, Tonbruket, , Michael Wollony, Lou Tavano, Lars Danielsson, Jan Lundgren, Sonny Rollins, Anthony Braxton, Jeff Buckley, Petra Haden and Jesse Harris, Ian Shaw, Freddy Cole, Puppini Sisters, Iggy Pop, Bob Baldwin, Cyro Baptista, Espen Eriksen, Anthony Wilson, Jim Rotondi, Larry Young, Russell Malone, Ference Snetberger, Miroslav Vitous, Vijay Iyer + Wadada Leo Smith , Joseph Tawadros.... and more, and more from John Zorn.

Coming soon on SACD:  Jeff Beck, Patricia Barber, Beach Boys, Vanessa Fernandez, Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Carly Simon, Peter Paul and Mary, Janis Joplin, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Bill Withers, Henry Mancini, Eric Dolphy, Santana, Miles Davis, Lightnin' Hopkins, Kenny Burrell, Benny Golson, Gil Evans, Tom Waits, Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Forrest, Booker Ervin, Kenny Dorham, Oliver Nelson, Gene Ammons, Jimmy Witherspoon and more. In total, about 70 new SACDS that we know of.

All of the SHM SACDs ARE LIMITED EDITION releases. Stock is very limited so be quick.


We have the largest selection of SUPER AUDIO cds in Australia.  Bar none.  Most titles on our site are in stock right now. New SACD releases arriving all the time - currently we'd have around 600 or so SACD titles in stock. The SACD section in the store is expanding all the time.

Interesting fact:

Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon sold over 800,000 copies by June 2004 in its SACD Surround Sound edition.

So much for SACD being a niche product !

We have the largest range of Japanese SHM SACD in the country , if not the Southern Hemisphere.  Generally we have ALL the Rock / Jazz / Soul / Blues etc SHM SACDs in stock most of the time. And a lot of the Classical SHM SACDs too.

All of the SHM SACDs ARE LIMITED EDITION releases.

So, don't wait to order as the titles you want could well be deleted. Deleted titles include "Tubular Bells", "Saxophone Colossus", "Sunday at the Village Vanguard", "Wheels of Fire", "Second Helping"

There's no point ordering a SHM SACD when it's deleted - buy it now when we have it !

 If you are looking for multichannel SACD simply type multichannel in our search (top right of this page) and it will bring up a list of all our multichannel SACDs.

And if you are looking for a super audio cd player:

"It's not often that I would personally recommend a piece of hi-fi gear. I recently got a new cd/sacd/blu ray etc player from OPPO. The Oppo BDP 105 is the most amazing cd player I have ever owned - bar none. Every single cd and sacd I have played on it sounds better than ever before - more detailed, better soundstage, everything. It's like the Oppo has removed a layer of dirt to reveal the picture underneath. Truly outstanding performance in every respect."  KS

you can buy them from Len Wallis Audio:



That's not all folks !


For at least a decade before Paul Motian's death last year, the great drummer-composer-bandleader was the beacon for what jazz could be in its post-free, post-fusion era, without falling back on neo-bop conservatism or needing an injection of world-music influences. To Motian, the answer was elementary: play with simplicity, truth, instinct, playfulness, passion and imagination. Tell stories and weave dreams. Spurn virtuosity and prescriptive thinking. Play from the heart in the moment and all will fall into place. It does. Across five albums of go-anywhere adventuring anchored to a repertoire of Broadway standards.

Read more:

We are now shipping twice or three times a week from the USA, so the turnaround for new releases, stock and special orders is generally 4 days. Orders placed on Friday arrive Monday !!! Short of building another Concorde that's as fast as it gets !!


* We are a record shop (remember those ?) and sometimes a record label too.

And it's a shop with a decent sound system - Marantz sacd, Meridian amp, Rogers LS4 speakers.

Music not crappy compressed stuff.


If you can't find something on our site it does not necessarily mean that we don't have it, so please call or email if you are looking for something that's not listed here. Chances are we can get it or it might even be in stock.  Finding hard-to-get albums has been our speciality for almost 20 years now so if you don't see it here, please ask us


 To search our site - just type SHM SACD in the search field and it will bring up a complete list. Most are in stock or on the way.


As all SHM SACDs are limited editions don't delay in ordering. 

They'll be twice as expensive on ebay next year !


SHM-SACD (Super High Material Super Audio Compact Disc) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution.

These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully.  What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD offers even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format that is SHM SACD.

- Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
- Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
- Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.


Contact us if you have any queries. Our friendly staff  are always happy to assist.


Pricing:  Prices are subject to change without notice. Our website prices change constantly, usually, but not always, downwards. In stock items will ship at the advertised price but if an item is out of stock the price may change due to fluctuations in the exchange rates or wholesale prices. We will contact you if the price increases.

Stock: Whilst we try to stock everything on this site some titles aren't always available. We might have sold out, it might have been deleted by the record label, or we may have not re-ordered it. So, just like every other website we don't always have everything in stock all the time. However,we get orders from all over on a regular basis, so it usually only takes about a week to fill orders for out of stock items. We always endeavour to let you know what's going with your order.


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ignore the new releases page below - they ain't that new and we can't sort it out at the moment

Bridie King - Way Back Home Jason Bruer - As above so below Aunty Richard - Leaf Blower The TRanslators - The TRanslators Mark Simmonds Freeboppers - Fire MGT - Muthspiel, Grigoryan, Towner - From A Dream See All
Magnus Ostrom - Thread of Life Read More... Magnus Ostrom - Thread of Life
Monty Alexander - Uplift Read More... Monty Alexander - Uplift
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator Read More... Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
Neil Young - Neil Young / Remastered Read More... Neil Young - Neil Young / Remastered
Peter Brotzmann & Call Before You Dig - Sonore...Loft / Koln Read More... Peter Brotzmann & Call Before You Dig - Sonore...Loft / Koln
Eric Clapton - Clapton - 2 LP Vinyl Read More... Eric Clapton - Clapton - 2 LP Vinyl
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane / SACD Read More... Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane / SACD
Bing Crosby - On The Sentimental Side Read More... Bing Crosby - On The Sentimental Side
John Lee Hooker - It Serve You Right To Suffer / SACD Read More... John Lee Hooker - It Serve You Right To Suffer / SACD
Jimmy Webb - Just Across the River Read More... Jimmy Webb - Just Across the River
Maria Raducanu - Ziori Read More... Maria Raducanu - Ziori
Gwilym Simcock - Good days at Schloss Elmau Read More... Gwilym Simcock - Good days at Schloss Elmau
Rene Marie - Voice of My Beautiful Country Read More... Rene Marie - Voice of My Beautiful Country
The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming Read More... The Unthanks - Heres The Tender Coming
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere / Remastered Read More... Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere / Remastered
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