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Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)

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Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)

Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)
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Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Gambit Records | # 69288 | Time: 01:08:56

2008 release compiles all of Art Farmer and Jim Hall's live quartet recordings in their entirety including the 1963 Half Note performances and the extremely rare 1964 London concert. Features musical assistance from Steve Swallow, Walter Perkins and Pete La Roca. This material is presented here for the first time ever in one package. New and careful remastering, includes comprehensive 12-page booklet.

Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia--Sony Classical SK51239}

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Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia--Sony Classical SK51239}

Wynton Marsalis - Reeltime (1999) {Columbia–Sony Classical SK51239}
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© 1999 Columbia / Sony Classical | SK 51239
Jazz / Neo-Bop / Jazz Blues / Trumpet

Sometimes even the powerful Wynton Marsalis has to take no for an answer, as his score for the film Rosewood was commissioned and completed but ultimately not used. In this case, it's clearly the filmmakers' loss, for Marsalis has written a soulful, stylistically wide-ranging set of cues that he put out anyway as part of his massive 1999 release schedule. The theme song for Rosewood is a cool, studied, country blues-flavored tune with Cassandra Wilson exploiting the husky tones of her bottom range.

Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956) {2007 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1956, 2007 Concord / Prestige / New Jazz | 0888072301665 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

By 1956, when this album was recorded, Art Farmer had come into his own as a trumpet soloist. His combination of earthiness, drive, respect for melody, harmonic sophistication, and a wistful sound on ballads produced a distinctive and immediately recognizable style. The catchy "Farmer's Market" had resulted in a semi-hit for Annie Ross after she was inspired by Farmer's 1951 version with Wardell Gray.

John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975) {ECM 1047}

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John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975) {ECM 1047}

John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975) {ECM 1047}
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© 1975 ECM Records | ECM 1047
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Fusion / Guitar

Guitarist John Abercrombie's first in a long line of recordings for ECM was also his debut as a leader. Teamed up with Jan Hammer (who here plays organ, synthesizer, and piano) and drummer Jack DeJohnette, Abercrombie plays four of his originals, plus two by Hammer. These performances differ from many of the guitarist's later ECM dates in that Hammer injects a strong dose of fusion into the music, and there is plenty of spirited interplay between those two with fine support by DeJohnette. Thought-provoking and occasionally exciting music that generally defies categorization.

Eric Dolphy - Out There (1960) {Prestige New Jazz Japan VICJ-23635 rel 1991}

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Eric Dolphy - Out There (1960) {Prestige New Jazz Japan VICJ-23635 rel 1991}

Eric Dolphy - Out There (1960) {Prestige New Jazz Japan VICJ-23635 rel 1991}
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© 1960, 1991 Prestige New Jazz / Victor Japan | VICJ-23635
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream / Saxophone / Flute

Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet.

Bobby Jaspar - Memory Of Dick (1955) {EmArcy 837 208-2 rel 1988}

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Bobby Jaspar - Memory Of Dick (1955) {EmArcy 837 208-2 rel 1988}

Bobby Jaspar - Memory Of Dick (1955) {EmArcy 837 208-2 rel 1988}
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© 1955, 1988 EmArcy / Barclay / Polygram | 837 208-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Saxophone / Flute

One of two Bobby Jaspar LPs put out on 1988 CDs, this set finds Jaspar playing in France shortly before he moved to the United States. Teamed with guitarist Sacha Distel, pianist Rene Urtreger, bassist Benoit Quersin and drummer Jean-Louis Viale, Jasper (who plays flute on two songs) swings his way through six jazz standards, an obscurity and his own "Memory of Dick" (for the recently deceased pianist Dick Twardzik). The music is essentially straight-ahead bebop, the modern mainstream of the period.

Mitchel Forman - Now and Then: A Tribute to Bill Evans (1993) {Novus--BMG NOV 01241 63165-2}

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Mitchel Forman - Now and Then: A Tribute to Bill Evans (1993) {Novus--BMG NOV 01241 63165-2}

Mitchel Forman - Now and Then: A Tribute to Bill Evans (1993) {Novus–BMG NOV 01241 63165-2}
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© 1993 Novus / RCA / BMG Music | NOV 01241 63165-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Mitchel Forman, who usually plays electric keyboards in more "contemporary" settings, sticks to acoustic piano during his heartfelt tribute to Bill Evans. Forman performs eight songs associated with the late pianist along with two of his originals. At times the pianist's style comes remarkably close to his idol, and it helps that his trio has two of Evans' most famous sidemen (bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette) helping out. The music is tasteful and swinging and Forman's title cut is strong enough to possibly become a standard itself in the future.

Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk & Kenny Dorham - Moving Out (1954) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk & Kenny Dorham - Moving Out (1954) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk & Kenny Dorham - Moving Out (1954) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1954, 2009 Concord / Prestige | 0888072315945 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Saxophone

The collaborations between Sonny Rollins and any given trumpet player were few and far between, but they did include such notables as Miles Davis, Don Cherry, Clifford Brown, and in this case, his first tandem partnership with Kenny Dorham. At the time, both of them were also members of the Max Roach Quintet, and thus quite familiar with each other's strengths. Add to the mix drummer Art Blakey, bassist Percy Heath, and emerging modern jazz pianist Elmo Hope, and this shapes up to be one of the more potent combos of 1954.

Miles Davis - The Musings Of Miles (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Miles Davis - The Musings Of Miles (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Miles Davis - The Musings Of Miles (1955) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1955, 2008 Concord / Prestige | 0888072306516 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Miles Davis was in the process of forming his first classic quintet when he recorded this date, a Prestige set reissued by the audiophile label DCC Compact Classics. The trumpeter is featured on a quartet outing with pianist Red Garland, bassist Oscar Pettiford, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, playing four standards plus a blues ("Green Haze") and "I Didn't," his answer to Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't." Garland and Jones would soon be in Miles' group, although the fiery Pettiford proved too difficult for the trumpeter to handle and was quickly succeeded by Paul Chambers. The interpretations are generally lyrical and melodic; even "A Night in Tunisia" sounds a bit mellow. Likable if not essential music.

Gene Ammons - At Montreux (1973) {Prestige OJCCD-1023-2 rel 1999}

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Gene Ammons - At Montreux (1973) {Prestige OJCCD-1023-2 rel 1999}

Gene Ammons - At Montreux (1973) {Prestige OJCCD-1023-2 rel 1999}
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© 1973, 1999 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal | OJCCD-1023-2 / 00025218702324
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Ammons, whose studio recordings of the period were somewhat commercial, is heard in excellent form playing a blues and three standards with the backing of a fine rhythm section: Hampton Hawes (who unfortunately sticks to electric piano), electric bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Kenny Clarke and Kenneth Nash on congas. Best of all is a 17-minute blues on which Ammons welcomes fellow tenor Dexter Gordon, cornetist Nat Adderley and altoist Cannonball Adderley; the four horns all get to trade off with each other. This is one of the better late-period Gene Ammons records.

Art Pepper - Straight Life (1979) {Galaxy OJCCD-475-2 rel 1990}

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Art Pepper - Straight Life (1979) {Galaxy OJCCD-475-2 rel 1990}

Art Pepper - Straight Life (1979) {Galaxy OJCCD-475-2 rel 1990}
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© 1979, 1990 Galaxy Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-475-2
Jazz / Post Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

Altoist Art Pepper recorded many albums for the Galaxy label during 1979-1982. Straight Life is pretty definitive and serves as a perfect introduction to Pepper's second (and most rewarding) period. Not only is there a superior version of Pepper's famous title cut but very emotional (and explorative) renditions of "September Song" and "Nature Boy." The quartet also featured pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Billy Higgins. Brilliant music.

Thelonious Monk Nonet - Live In Paris 1967 (1988) {France's Concert FCD 113}

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Thelonious Monk Nonet - Live In Paris 1967 (1988) {France's Concert FCD 113}

Thelonious Monk Nonet - Live In Paris 1967 (1988) {France's Concert FCD 113}
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© 1967, 1988 France's Concert | FCD 113
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk led a quartet throughout the 1960s but on a European tour in 1967 his group was expanded with the addition of several top horn players. This CD, which contains all of the music from a Paris concert, features Monk with his regular tenor Charlie Rouse, bassist Larry Gales and drummer Ben Riley on a couple of songs, adds trumpeter Ray Copeland to make the band a quintet and for a few numbers they are joined by trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, altoist Phil Woods and tenor-saxophonist Johnny Griffin; in addition flugelhornist Clark Terry sits in and stars on "Blue Monk." Monk had only recorded with this large a group on two prior occasions, making this rare recording a historical curiosity; more importantly the music (six of his originals) is excellent.

Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa - Jug & Dodo (1962) {Prestige 00025218542128 rel 2006}

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Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa - Jug & Dodo (1962) {Prestige 00025218542128 rel 2006}

Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa - Jug & Dodo (1962) {Prestige 00025218542128 rel 2006}
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© 1962, 2006 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal | 00025218542128
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Piano

This CD (which completely reissues a double LP with the same title) is a bit unusual for it teams together the great tenor Gene Ammons with the very talented (but now obscure) bop pianist Dodo Marmarosa whose mental problems kept him from pursuing his career. Actually Ammons is only half of this set (which also includes bassist Sam Jones and drummer Marshall Thompson) but Marmarosa is in top form; it's strange that the music was not released for the first time until the mid-'70s. This historical curiosity contains plenty of hard-swinging performances (including two versions apiece of "Yardbird Suite" and "Falling in Love with Love") and is worth picking up.

Fats Navarro - In The Beginning... Bebop (1992) {Savoy Records Japan SV-0169 rec 1946-1948}

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Fats Navarro - In The Beginning... Bebop (1992) {Savoy Records Japan SV-0169 rec 1946-1948}

Fats Navarro - In The Beginning… Bebop (1992) {Savoy Records Japan SV-0169 rec 1946-1948}
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© 1946-48, 1992 Savoy Records / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0169
Jazz / Bop / Bebop

Trumpeter Fats Navarro is, in fact, only one of three leaders on the sessions compiled on this release. The CD's 12 tracks are actually divided into four from a 1947 Kai Winding date, four from a 1948 Brew Moore outing, and Navarro's tracks from 1946. The three dates share the unpretentious attitude of Savoy sessions from this period – the era predating the intelligentsia's co-opting of bop.

Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (1974) {SteepleChase SCCD31025 rel 1992}

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Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (1974) {SteepleChase SCCD31025 rel 1992}

Dexter Gordon - The Apartment (1974) {SteepleChase SCCD31025 rel 1992}
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© 1974, 1992 SteepleChase Productions ApS | SCCD 31025
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

While in Europe, tenor-sax-great Dexter Gordon recorded many sessions with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. All are worth acquiring and this one is no exception. In addition to three of his originals (including the title tune), the quartet performs the old bop line "Wee-Dot" and Horace Silver's "Strollin" while the ballad "Old Folks" is taken as an emotional Gordon-Pedersen duet.