Francois Couperin - Chamber Music (Complete) - Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (2004) {7CD Box Set Brilliant Classics 92178}

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Francois Couperin - Chamber Music (Complete) - Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (2004) {7CD Box Set Brilliant Classics 92178}

François Couperin - Chamber Music (Complete) - Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (2004) {7CD Box Set Brilliant Classics 92178}
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© 2004 Brilliant Classics | 92178
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

Thinking of Baroque music our minds turn nearly automatically to the German giants Bach, Handel, Telemann and the like, or to sunnier parts in Italy where Vivaldi, Corelli and Albinoni wrote their concertos: but one nearly forgets that also in France great music was composed in the Baroque! One of the most important composers was Francois Couperin (1668-1733), imperial court composer of the most charming, graceful music: look at the French pictures of that time and you can imagine what kind of music.

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {2011 Deluxe Edition} {Warner Jazz 8122797687}

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Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {2011 Deluxe Edition} {Warner Jazz 8122797687}

Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) {2011 Deluxe Edition} {Warner Jazz 8122797687}
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© 1986, 2011 Warner Jazz | 8122797687
Jazz / Fusion / Trumpet

This package contains the original, studio-concocted Miles Davis set that Miller mostly composed. There's also a previously unreleased gig from that year's Nice Jazz festival, delivered by a powerful octet including the late Bob Berg on tenor sax. As liner-note writer Ashley Kahn points out, I made an about-turn over this music in the 80s, from first doubting it as bland funk to reconsidering it as late-flowering Miles, creativity galvanised by Miller's input. But more importantly, Kahn's fine essay offers insights into Miller's assessment that producing finished studio tracks for Miles to blow on didn't work: you had to leave them as rougher sonic sketches and let his improvising bring them to life.

Gary Burton Quartet - Green Apple (1969) {Moon Records MCD 013-2 rel 1989}

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Gary Burton Quartet - Green Apple (1969) {Moon Records MCD 013-2 rel 1989}

Gary Burton Quartet - Green Apple (1969) {Moon Records MCD 013-2 rel 1989}
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© 1969, 1989 Moon Records | MCD 013-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

Terrific import only CD from Jazz legend. Recorded Live in Nice, 1969.

The Who - Live at The Fillmore East 1968 (2018) {Polydor 6744485} (Complete Artwork)

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The Who - Live at The Fillmore East 1968 (2018) {Polydor 6744485} (Complete Artwork)

The Who - Live at The Fillmore East 1968 (2018) {Polydor 6744485} (Complete Artwork)
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© 1968, 2018 Polydor / Universal | 6744485
Rock / Classic Rock / Hard Rock

Heavily bootlegged, the tapes featured on Universal's 2018 release Live at the Fillmore East 1968 were originally recorded by the Who's manager Kit Lambert with the intention of releasing a live album between The Who Sell Out and Tommy. Both nights of the band's tour-closing stint at the Fillmore on April 5 and 6, 1968 were recorded but the equipment malfunctioned on the first night, so Lambert abandoned the plan, leaving the tapes to bootleggers to mine over the years.

Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

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Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}
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© 2018 Christophorus | CHR 7743
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred

The Cistercian order was born at the end of the 11th Century around the new monastery of Cîteaux and developed by Bernard of Clairvaux in the following years. Their aim was to return to the basics of the austere Benedictine rule, as opposed to the less stricter developments that had taken place around Cluny. These ideas quickly spread around Europe, producing great architecture and great liturgical music, devoid of embellishments and flourishments then considered unnecessary. Sabine Lutzenberger and her ensemble PERSONAT present the sounds of Cistercian monasteries all around Europe.

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}

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Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}
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© 2009 Marston | 53009-2
Classical / Vocal / Opera / Historic Recording

Giacomo Meyerbeer was one of the most important composers in Paris during the mid-1800s. He is considered the founder of the French Grand Opera and his works dominated the French stage. Meyerbeer changed the face of opera in Paris, and yet, much criticism is directed toward him and much of his music is seldom heard today. This 3-CD set is the first of two volumes, which together honor Meyerbeer and reacquaint the listener with his marvelous music and some very interesting singing. These two volumes contain at least one version of every recorded Meyerbeer excerpt sung by French singers.

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (1972) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90294}

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Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (1972) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90294}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (1972) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90294}
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© 1972, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90294 / UCCO-9884 (Prestige PR 10047)
Jazz / Hard Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Drums

After several years of few recordings, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers re-emerged with totally new personnel on this Prestige LP. The strongest performance is a quartet feature for the great trumpeter Woody Shaw on "I Can't Get Started," but the other three selections (which include such musicians as George Cables or John Hicks on keyboards, bassist Stanley Clarke and Ramon Morris on reeds) are also worth hearing and sound surprisingly "contemporary" for the time. An interesting set.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) [2CD+DVD] {2009 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition}

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) [2CD+DVD] {2009 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) [2CD+DVD] {2009 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition}
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© 1959, 2009 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697 39852 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

The first million-selling jazz album in history. With Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello, "Time Out" is one of the best-loved records in jazz. Upon its release, the LP reached number two in the U.S charts and stayed there for more than three years. "Take Five", with its 5/4 “Take Five rhythm” became an instrumental jazz staple and a surprise radio hit, entering the record books as the first million-selling jazz instrumental single on the Billboard Hot 100. “Blue Rondo à la Turk” also became an instant classic.

Dave Holland - Pass It On (2008) {Emarcy-Dare2 Records ‎0600753106679}

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Dave Holland - Pass It On (2008) {Emarcy-Dare2 Records ‎0600753106679}

Dave Holland - Pass It On (2008) {Emarcy-Dare2 Records ‎0600753106679}
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© 2008 Emarcy / Dare2 Records / Universal | ‎0600753106679
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

Given the power and familiarity of Dave Holland’s longstanding sextet and the quintet before that, going back to the early ’80s, one point of surprise with his new band and recording is a fundamental change: the presence of piano. Mulgrew Miller does the keyboard honors, and along with the three-horn frontline, he makes the band sound, on first impression at least, like Holland’s most “traditional” band in decades.

Bobby Hutcherson - In The Vanguard (1986) {1999 Reissue - 32 Jazz - 32170}

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Bobby Hutcherson - In The Vanguard (1986) {1999 Reissue - 32 Jazz - 32170}

Bobby Hutcherson - In The Vanguard (1986) {1999 Reissue - 32 Jazz - 32170}
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© 1986, 1999 Landmark / 32 Jazz | 32170
Jazz / Modern Bebop / Hard Bop / Vibes / Marimba

The reissue of Bobby Hutcherson's live Village Vanguard session from December 5-6, 1986 isn't the first. It's such a fine album that it's been issued quite a few times and has garnered high ratings. 32 Jazz has included Bob Blumenthal's original liner notes in which he lists several from the long list of jazz artists who've recorded live sessions at The Village Vanguard. Hutcherson's hard bop session features a lot of "blowing" by the leader on both marimba and vibes. His rhythm section on this date supports him well and provides an experienced conversation. Speaking of conversations, Fred Jung's interview with Hutcherson provides valuable insight into this session leader who got his start by laying bricks one summer in L.A. to save the money for his first set of vibes.

Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}

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Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}

Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}
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© 1947-49, 2012 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1335
Jazz / Be Bop / Bop / Saxophone

Bird was like the sun, giving off the energy we drew from him… In any musical situation, his ideas just bounded out, and his inspired anyone who was around. The aim of 'The Complete Charlie Parker', compiled for Frémeaux & Associés by Alain Tercinet, is to present (as far as possible) every studio-recording by Parker, together with titles featured in radio-broadcasts. Private recordings have been deliberately omitted from this selection to preserve a consistency of sound and aesthetic quality equal to the genius of this artist.

Malija - The Day I Had Everything (2015) {Edition Records EDN1064}

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Malija - The Day I Had Everything (2015) {Edition Records EDN1064}

Malija - The Day I Had Everything (2015) {Edition Records EDN1064}
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© 2015 Edition Records | EDN1064
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone / Piano / Bass

Malija comprises in equal measures Mark Lockheart on reeds, pianist Liam Noble and Jasper Høiby on bass. All three are familiar from their busy workload and prolific collaborations. They played together on Lockheart's quintet recording In Deep, but this is their first outing as a trio. Lockheart contributes more tunes than Høiby or Noble, but other than that the trio is very well balanced. The music has an eclectic feel, bringing together several styles and influences, whilst keeping a singular voice. Indeed, the closing track is called In One Voice, a gentle, exploratory walk which allows each of the trio (and the guest violinist) to contribute to the whole.

Chico Hamilton - Chico Hamilton And The Players (1976) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50557}

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Chico Hamilton - Chico Hamilton And The Players (1976) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50557}

Chico Hamilton - Chico Hamilton And The Players (1976) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50557}
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© 1976, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50557
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Cool

Chico Hamilton in the 70s just can't miss – he's really changed loads from his mellow 50s work in LA, and has a tendency to go for a hard grooving sound – but also one that's slightly left of center than the work of most other 70s jazz drummers – and we mean that in a good way! This cooking set for Blue Note is a great example of that offbeat approach – a tight set of fusion tracks with a warm finish and an edgey approach to the rhythms – awash with some really compelling numbers that will have you hunting down the rest of Chico's work from the decade!

Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance (1956) {Blue Note CDP 7 84462 2 rel 1991}

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Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance (1956) {Blue Note CDP 7 84462 2 rel 1991}

Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance (1956) {Blue Note CDP 7 84462 2 rel 1991}
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© 1956, 1991 Transition / Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 84462 2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with Dennis Charles) is joined by Steve Lacy on a few tracks. The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. This is probably best heard on one of the album's highlights – a 9 minute solo reading of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"!

Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968) {2018 50th Anniversary Deluxe Expanded & Remastered Edition} (Complete Artwork)

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Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968) {2018 50th Anniversary Deluxe Expanded & Remastered Edition} (Complete Artwork)

Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (1968) {2018 50th Anniversary Deluxe Expanded & Remastered Edition} (Complete Artwork)
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© 1968, 2018 Grateful Dead / Rhino / Warner | 603497864881
Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock / Jam Bands

As the second long-player by the Grateful Dead, Anthem of the Sun (1968) pushed the limits of both the music as well as the medium. General dissatisfaction with their self-titled debut necessitated the search for a methodology to seamlessly juxtapose the more inspired segments of their live performances with the necessary conventions of a single LP. Since issuing their first album, the Dead welcomed lyricist Robert Hunter into the fold – freeing the performing members to focus on the execution and taking the music to the next level. Another addition was second percussionist Mickey Hart, whose methodical timekeeping would become a staple in the Dead's ability to stop on the proverbial rhythmic dime.