The Finest in Jazz Since 1991
We opened on 8/10/91
Retail Store: # 3, Level 4, 428 George Street (Dymocks Building), Sydney, NSW 2000.
Phone : 02 9231 1188. By default ALL items listed on this website are Compact Discs. Vinyl LPs are clearly marked as such.
See below for further details.
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
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.
All Vinyl LP stock is very limited - we only carry small numbers of each title.
If it is a DVD or SACD it will be clearly marked as such.
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.
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
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 - not all albums by an artist are displayed and not all Artists show up. We're working on it though!
New albums for 2016 include:
Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd,Avishai Cohen, Tord Gustavsen, Michel BenitaJason Marsalis, Magic Sam, Buddy Miller, Tedeschi Trucks Band,
Out soon - new albums from the following:
Snarky Puppy, Hiromi, 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, Vijay Iyer + Wadada Leo Smith and many, many more
Coming soon on SACD: Santana, Jeff Beck, Carly Simon, Beach Boys, Miles Davis, Alan Parsons Project, Gene Ammons, Benny Golson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Arnett Cobb, Lightnin' Hopkins, Oliver Nelson, Booker Ervin, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Dorham and many more.
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 an
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 !
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.
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.
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:
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That's not all folks !
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.
ignore the new releases page below - they ain't that new and we can't sort it out at the moment