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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.

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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.

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.

Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}

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Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}

Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}
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© 1967, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 81
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny.

Erroll Garner - Real... Erroll Garner (2016) 3CDs

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Erroll Garner - Real... Erroll Garner (2016) 3CDs

Erroll Garner - Real… Erroll Garner (2016) 3CDs
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Genre: Classical | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 88985305632 | Time: 02:34:37

3 CD Set, 45 essential tracks from the brilliant jazz pianist & composer. One of the most distinctive of all pianists, Erroll Garner proved that it was possible to be a sophisticated player without knowing how to read music, that a creative jazz musician can be very popular without watering down his music, and that it is possible to remain an enthusiastic player without changing one's style once it is formed. A brilliant virtuoso who sounded unlike anyone else, on medium tempo pieces, Erroll Garner often stated the beat with his left hand like a rhythm guitar while his right played chords slightly behind the beat, creating a memorable effect. His playful free-form introductions (which forced his sidemen to really listen), his ability to play stunning runs without once glancing at the keyboard, his grunting, and the pure joy that he displayed while performing were also part of the Erroll Garner magic.

Miles Davis - Bluing (1949-1951) {Past Perfect Silver Line 204377-203 rel 2000}

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Miles Davis - Bluing (1949-1951) {Past Perfect Silver Line 204377-203 rel 2000}

Miles Davis - Bluing (1949-1951) {Past Perfect Silver Line 204377-203 rel 2000}
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© 1949-51, 2000 Past Perfect Silver Line / TIM The International Music Company AG | 204377-203
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Trumpet

Rare deluxe compilation that sounds and looks in all ways amazing. Some great picks on here in Miles' own Deception, Gerry Mulligan's Jeru or Baden Powell's Budo for starters. Lovely audophile piece in lovely taste.

Art Pepper - Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 03of33}

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Art Pepper - Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 03of33}

Art Pepper - Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 03of33}
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© 1957, 2010 Contemporary / Concord | 0888072319929
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / 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.

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Quartet (1977) {A&M CD-0830 rel 1989 remastered}

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Quartet (1977) {A&M CD-0830 rel 1989 remastered}

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Quartet (1977) {A&M CD-0830 rel 1989 remastered}
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© 1977, 1989 Artists House / Fantasy Records / A&M Records | CD-0830
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Cornet / Piano Trio

This is one of the finest small-group sessions of cornetist Thad Jones' career. With strong and very alert assistance from drummer Mel Lewis (his co-leader in their celebrated big band), pianist Harold Danko, and bassist Rufus Reid, Jones plays at his peak on six standards, two of which were issued for the initial time on this CD reissue. Four of the songs are at least nine minutes long (two are over 15 minutes), yet Jones never loses his momentum. The musicians constantly surprise each other and there are many spontaneous moments during this often brilliant outing.

Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}

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Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}

Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}
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© 1965, 2005 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-5271 | 24bit mastering
Jazz / Cool / Contemporary Jazz / Guitar

Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader (after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet) is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire (in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland) has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles ("Yesterday" and "If I Fell") and Burt Bacharach (including "Walk On By"). Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes is a bit brief, but the performances are better than expected.

Keith Jarrett - A Multitude Of Angels (2016) {4CD Set ECM Japan UCCE-1161~64}

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Keith Jarrett - A Multitude Of Angels (2016) {4CD Set ECM Japan UCCE-1161~64}

Keith Jarrett - A Multitude Of Angels (2016) {4CD Set ECM Japan UCCE-1161~64}
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© 1996, 2016 ECM Records / Universal Music Japan | UCCE-1161~64
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Improvisation / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Piano Solo

Keith Jarrett's numerous volumes of improvised solo piano recordings are all treasure troves of spontaneous music making. Documented since the 1970s, they reveal the opening of his music as it readily embraces classical and sacred music influences, filters out what is unnecessary in his technique, and encounters the depth and breadth of the jazz tradition and his own unique abilities as a composer. The four discs in A Multitude of Angels were recorded in as many Italian cities during the last week of October 1996 – some 20 months after the concert captured on La Scala.

Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}

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Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}

Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}
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© 1962, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27148 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Cool / Traditional Pop Vocal

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The 1960's represented a very interesting time for musicians of all genres; three particular reasons began a trend for future generations of musical artists. The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones were the 3 reasons which permanently altered the musical landscape and basically made it impossible for stars of the past to remain economically viable in the present. The only 2 exceptions to the rule of course were Mel Tormé and Frank Sinatra.