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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz At Oberlin (1953) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 04of33}

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz At Oberlin (1953) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 04of33}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz At Oberlin (1953) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 04of33}
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© 1953, 2010 Fantasy / Concord | 0888072319912
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano Trio / Saxophone

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.

Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}

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Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}

Brother Jack McDuff - That's the Way I Feel About It (1997) {Concord Jazz CCD-4760-2}
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© 1997 Concord Jazz | CCD-4760-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ Hammond B-3

At times, McDuff demonstrates how soul-jazz organ stars used to make albums back in their '60s heyday, playing then-current pop hits like "The Age of Aquarius" and the theme from Mission: Impossible (which, thanks to cinema, was a hit all over again in 1996 when this CD was made). We also hear McDuff trying out his vocal cords for the first time on Louis Jordan's "Saturday Night Fish Fry"; actually, he merely talks the lyrics over the rhythm section – and at 70, he's entitled to this charming lark.

Art Pepper - The Discovery Sessions (1999)

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Art Pepper - The Discovery Sessions (1999)

Art Pepper - The Discovery Sessions (1999)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Savoy Jazz, 92846-2 | rec: 1952-53 | 360Mb

Most of Art Pepper's first three studio dates as a leader are represented in this compilation, though a few previously issued alternate takes are omitted. The first date finds the alto saxophonist in fine form, leading a quartet consisting of pianist Hampton Hawes, bassist Joe Mondragon, and drummer Larry Bunker. Pepper primarily sticks to originals, though he offers a warm rendition of the standard "These Foolish Things" as well.

Cyrus Chestnut - Natural Essence (2016)

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Cyrus Chestnut - Natural Essence (2016)

Cyrus Chestnut - Natural Essence (2016)
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Genre: Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7283 | Time: 01:03:14

From his emergence in the mid-Eighties to the present, pianist Cyrus Chestnut has declared himself a committed stylist completely infatuated with his instrument and the art he’s sworn allegiance to, jazz. Chestnut has consistently shown himself an improviser of rare ingenuity and grace, yet what most distinguishes him from other gifted pianists of our era may be the sheer pleasure that radiates from all that he plays. While the characteristic cheer that Chestnut displays on "Natural Essence" can be attributed to his undiminished vigor and attentiveness, the presence of his notable cohorts also contributes to the leader’s focus. With the dynamic Lenny White on drums and the redoubtable Buster Williams on bass Cyrus & company breathe new life and vitality into that most venerable of jazz ensemble formats, the piano trio.

The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

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The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}
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© 1957, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9631 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Two different sides of Verve Records in the 50s – one modern, one a bit more traditional – and both represented in live material from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Side one features a stunning live performance from pianist Teddy Wilson – working in a tight trio with Milt Hinton on bass and Spec Powell on drums – and really blowing away any conceptions we might have had about Wilson being aging or flowery at the time. Instead, he's got a sharp edge and command of the keys that's amazing – and which almost seems to have a bit more bite than usual in this concert setting.

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.

Slide Hampton - Mellow-Dy (1968) {LRC CDC 9053 rel 1992}

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Slide Hampton - Mellow-Dy (1968) {LRC CDC 9053 rel 1992}

Slide Hampton - Mellow-Dy (1968) {LRC CDC 9053 rel 1992}
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© 1967-68, 1992 Lester Recording Catalog / LRC Records | CDC 9053
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Trombonist Slide Hampton's writing ability has long overshadowed his skills as a player. This CD reissue sets the record straight by putting the focus on Hampton's boppish and consistently creative trombone. The first three selections (a couple of originals and J.J. Johnson's "Lament") showcase Hampton really stretching out with a quartet also including pianist Martial Solal, bassist Henri Texler and drummer Daniel Humair.

Delfeayo Marsalis - The Last Southern Gentlemen (2014) {Troubadour Jass Records TJR081814}

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Delfeayo Marsalis - The Last Southern Gentlemen (2014) {Troubadour Jass Records TJR081814}

Delfeayo Marsalis - The Last Southern Gentlemen (2014) {Troubadour Jass Records TJR081814}
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© 2014 Troubadour Jass Records | TJR081814
Jazz / Post Bop / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Hard Bop / Trombone

The Last Southern Gentlemen is a landmark recording for Delfeayo Marsalis, pairing father Ellis Marsalis, Jr. with son on a collaborative album for the first time. Marsalis' finest outing to date, the superb recording quality and meticulous production showcase his brilliant, classically trained tone as it swings effortlessly through standards and original compositions. The music is relaxed, thoughtful and provocative, acknowledging the love and respect of all people shared by Louis Armstrong and most early jazz entertainers. This sense of humanity and humility is at the center of the Southern lifestyle that birthed the original American music. Built on the intimacy of American ballads and the trombone's expressive mimicry of the human voice, The Last Southern Gentlemen is a firm acknowledgement of the existence and importance of these sweet, gentle sounds.

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

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The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}
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© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27237 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Somethin' Sanctified is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1961. In 1959, trombonist Slide Hampton was known mainly for the excellent arrangements he did for the Maynard Ferguson Band, so it was no surprise that he formed his octet band and began making a serious bid for recognition as a top jazz artist and arranger, recording his first album for the small label Strand. His impact was immediate and in 1960 Slide signed for Atlantic resulting in two studio albums, Sister Salvation and Somethin Sanctified, which were the octets first for the label.

Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya (1973) {ECM 1021}

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Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya (1973) {ECM 1021}

Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette - Ruta And Daitya (1973) {ECM 1021}
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© 1973, 2007 ECM Records | ECM 1021
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano / Drums

Splitting his time between the electric and acoustic pianos and a bit of organ, Jarrett teams up with drummer/percussionist Jack DeJohnette in a series of experimental duets, his only electric session for ECM. The all-acoustic title number ranges all over the lot, from tootling on a bamboo (?) flute to the energizing barrelhouse gospel riffs that would bloom in the solo concerts.

Sonny Rollins - Road Shows, Volume 3 (2014) {Doxy Records 88843049982}

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Sonny Rollins - Road Shows, Volume 3 (2014) {Doxy Records 88843049982}

Sonny Rollins - Road Shows, Volume 3 (2014) {Doxy Records 88843049982}
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© 2014 Doxy Records / OKeh / Sony Music | 0602527749723
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Over the span of his storied and still-unfolding 65-year career, Sonny Rollins has established himself as one of the giants of jazz — a towering influence, a trailblazer, a powerfully creative force in the music. From his earliest masterpieces, such as Saxophone Colossus and Freedom Suite, to his Road Shows archival series of live performances for his Doxy label in the 2000s, Rollins has presented his peerless music without compromise — and to consistent international acclaim. The new CD contains six tracks recorded between 2001 and 2012 in Saitama, Japan; Toulouse, Marseille, and Marciac, France; and St. Louis. “Patanjali,” a striking new Rollins composition, is given its debut recording.

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Frank Rosolino - The Last Recording (1978) {See Breeze Jazz SBJ-3080 rel 2006}

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Frank Rosolino - The Last Recording (1978) {See Breeze Jazz SBJ-3080 rel 2006}

Frank Rosolino - The Last Recording (1978) {See Breeze Jazz SBJ-3080 rel 2006}
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© 1978, 2006 See Breeze Jazz | SBJ-3080
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Trombone

It took Frank Rosolino's widow Diane many years to find a label willing to release this music, and that is understandable. Frank Rosolino, one of jazz's greatest trombonists, went crazy on November 26, 1978, shooting two of his sons and killing himself. The completely unexpected turn of events from a trombonist who was witty and always seemed in good spirits was a shock to the jazz world, but he had apparently suffered from depression for years. In addition, the music on The Last Recording, recorded less than four months before the horrible ending, features Rosolino using a Multivider on his horn, an electronic device that gave him a sound in three octaves at once.

Jaki Byard - Blues For Smoke (1960) {Candid CCD 79018 rel 1989}

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Jaki Byard - Blues For Smoke (1960) {Candid CCD 79018 rel 1989}

Jaki Byard - Blues For Smoke (1960) {Candid CCD 79018 rel 1989}
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© 1960, 1989 Candid | CCD 79018
Jazz / Post Bop / Stride / Piano Solo

Pianist Jaki Byard's first recording as a leader was not released domestically until this 1988 CD. That fact seems strange for Byard is absolutely brilliant on the solo piano set. Many of his selections (all nine tunes are his originals) look both backwards to pre-bop styles and ahead to the avant-garde including such numbers as "Pete and Thomas (Tribute to the Ticklers)," "Spanish Tinge No. 1," and "One, Two, Five." The most remarkable selection is "Jaki's Blues Next" which has Byard alternating between James P. Johnson-type stride and free form à la Cecil Taylor; at its conclusion he plays both styles at the same time. A highly recommended outing from a very underrated pianist.

Andrew Hill - But Not Farewell (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 94971 2}

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Andrew Hill - But Not Farewell (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 94971 2}

Andrew Hill - But Not Farewell (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 94971 2}
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© 1990 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 94971 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

This is a recommended set of stimulating post-bop jazz. Andrew Hill's highly distinctive piano playing and unusual compositions hint at the past while following their own rules. The feeling of polyrhythms is present in several of Hill's seven compositions on this CD. The tightness of the bass-drum team (Lonnie Plaxico and Cecil Brooks) is quite impressive, as is the blend of Robin Eubanks' warm trombone and Greg Osby's alto.

Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Milestone}

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Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Milestone}

Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Milestone}
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© 1984 Milestone / Fantasy | 025218912228
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Saxophone

By 1984 it was a common complaint that Sonny Rollins's live appearances were much more exciting than his studio recordings. Although none of the latter were throwaways (and virtually all of the Milestone sessions have their moments of interest), few were real gems. Sunny Days, Starry Nights as usual finds the great tenor at his best on the two ballads ("I'm Old Fashioned" and Noel Coward's "I'll See You Again") while the other four originals have been largely forgotten. His backup crew features trombonist Clifton Anderson and keyboardist Mark Soskin.