Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (1961) {2003 6xLP Box Set, Mosaic Limited Edition MQ6-220, 16-48}

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Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (1961) {2003 6xLP Box Set, Mosaic Limited Edition MQ6-220, 16-48}

Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (1961) {2003 6xLP Box Set, Mosaic Limited Edition MQ6-220, 16-48}
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© 1961, 2003 Columbia / Mosaic Records | MQ6-220
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

MILES DAVIS QUINTET The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (Incredible 2003 US audiophile SIX LP limited edition boxed set, remastered & pressed on high quality 180gm virgin vinyl for the ultimate audio experience & featuring the classic sessionsrecorded live at the Blackhawk, San Francisco on April 21 & 22, 1961. The set is complete with an individually numbered 20-page illustrated booklet & housed in a superior textured picture box.

Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}

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Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}

Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}
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© 1953, 2012 Uptown Records | UPCD 27.66-67
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

While major jazz record labels chase the latest crossover fad with borderline jazz content and ignore historical, significant, unissued jazz performances in their vaults, smaller labels like Uptown regularly surprise jazz fans with live recordings that few knew existed at all, such as this evening taped by jazz industry veteran Ozzie Cadena. Hank Mobley is heard leading a house band with pianist Walter Davis, Jr., drummer Charlie Persip, and the obscure bassist Jimmy Schenck, with trombonist Bennie Green as the guest for the week. These two sets recorded at The Piccadilly in Newark come from a single night in 1953, making them among Mobley's earliest known recordings.

Lee Konitz - You and Lee (1959) {Japan Verve DSD Mini LP UCCV-9329 rel 2007}

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Lee Konitz - You and Lee (1959) {Japan Verve DSD Mini LP UCCV-9329 rel 2007}

Lee Konitz - You and Lee (1959) {Japan Verve DSD Mini LP UCCV-9329 rel 2007}
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© 1959, 2007 Verve Music Japan | UCCV-932 | DSD mastering
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Big Band / Saxophone

A beautiful lost session from Lee Konitz – one that has him blowing beautifully over larger backings penned by Jimmy Giuffre – all done with that great blend of modern and swing that Jimmy was bringing to his best work of the 50s! Bill Evans and Jim Hall provide support in the rhythm section, using their fluid styles of piano and guitar to gently swing the tunes without pushing too much on the bottom – so that Lee's flowing solos on alto are allowed to glide majestically over the top! The Konitz presented here is a rare one, and an extremely charming player who's more concerned with tone and soul than on some of his other more modern outings of the time.

Johnny Smith - The New Johnny Smith Quartet (1956) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29025}

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Johnny Smith - The New Johnny Smith Quartet (1956) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29025}

Johnny Smith - The New Johnny Smith Quartet (1956) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29025}
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© 1956, 2016 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29025
Jazz / Cool / Guitar / Vibes

SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. A Johnny Smith album with a real difference, and that difference is vibes – handled her by a young John Rae, whose tones make a perfect accompaniment to Smith's chromatic style of guitar! The balance of vibes and guitar is beautiful – handled with all that sense of space that both Johns could bring to their 50s work – with just a bit of extra help from George Roumanis on bass and John Lee on drums – players who can come in strong when needed, but often lay back and let the chromes take over!

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 3 - Klangkomposition 1953 (2007) {Stockhausen-Verlag T-CD 3}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 3 - Klangkomposition 1953 (2007) {Stockhausen-Verlag T-CD 3}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 3 - Klangkomposition 1953 (2007) {Stockhausen-Verlag T-CD 3}
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© 2007 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen Text-CD 3
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century / Spoken Words

Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.

Cecil Payne - performing Charlie Parker Music + The Connection (2012) {Charlie Parker Records, The Complete Collection, Vol 1}

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Cecil Payne - performing Charlie Parker Music + The Connection (2012) {Charlie Parker Records, The Complete Collection, Vol 1}

Cecil Payne - performing Charlie Parker Music + The Connection (2012) {Charlie Parker Records, The Complete Collection, Vol 1, rec 1961-1962}
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© 1961-62, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 1
Jazz / Bebop / Hard Bop / Baritone Saxophone

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?

Cannonball Adderley - Takes Charge (1959) {Landmark LCD-1306-2 rel 1987}

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Cannonball Adderley - Takes Charge (1959) {Landmark LCD-1306-2 rel 1987}

Cannonball Adderley - Takes Charge (1959) {Landmark LCD-1306-2 rel 1987}
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© 1959, 1987 Landmark Records | LCD-1306-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

A hardbop classic from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his harder to find albums from the Riverside days! The set has Cannon playing without his usual group, in the context of an all-star batch of players that includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – who he worked with in his time with Miles Davis – plus occasional guest rhythm work by Albert and Percy Heath. The set's strong and straight ahead – a good bridge between Cannon's early Mercury recordings, and his later albums for Riverside and Capitol – tightly crafted solos with a good deal of soul, Adderley holding down all the horn work on the record.

Jack Wilson - Easterly Winds (1967) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series rel 2004}

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Jack Wilson - Easterly Winds (1967) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series rel 2004}

Jack Wilson - Easterly Winds (1967) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series rel 2004}
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© 1967, 2004 Blue Note | 7243 8 66746 2 3
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Easterly Winds provides an excellent contrast to Jack Wilson's first Blue Note album, Somethin' Personal. Where his label debut was cool and romantic, Easterly Winds is a brassy, funky collection of soul-jazz and hard bop with instant appealing. Wilson keeps the tone fairly diverse, both in his originals and covers. After hitting hard with the funky opening pair "Do It" and "On Children" (both of which illustrate that he was familiar with contemporary soul), he quiets the mood with a nice version of Johnny Mandel's "A Time for Love."

The Three Sounds and The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

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The Three Sounds and The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

The Three Sounds and The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
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© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81083
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Modern Big Band / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant pairing of the Three Sounds trio with the larger arrangements of reedman Oliver Nelson – easily one of the most soulful bandleaders of the 60s, and a talent who really helps open up the trio's groove! The piano of Gene Harris is nice and sharp – played with a soulful sock on both sides of the keyboard – and soaring out over these full charts from Nelson that really sparkle with great touches from players like Plas Johnson on tenor, Lou Blackburn on trombone, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, and both Anthony Ortega and Frank Strozier on alto.

Earl Thomas - Blue... not Blues (1991) {Bizarre--Straight R2 70366}

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Earl Thomas - Blue... not Blues (1991) {Bizarre--Straight R2 70366}

Earl Thomas - Blue… not Blues (1991) {Bizarre–Straight R2 70366}
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© 1991 Bizarre Records / Straight / Rhino | R2 70366
Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Vocals

Earl Thomas' debut album Blue…Not Blues blends the sensuality of Stax soul with the grittiness of modern electric blues. Given that Thomas didn't make this album until he had a particularly gruesome brush with death, it may seem a little churlish to point out that some of the songs are underdeveloped, but that's just a sign that it is indeed his debut. The real indication of his talent is the power of his voice and the way his best songs, such as "Nothing Left to Lose" and "The Way She Shakes That Thang," show that he has a knack for crafting memorable contemporary blues songs. That is what makes Blue…Not Blues a successful debut.

Kenny Burrell - Guitar Forms (1965) {Verve Master Edition 521 403-2 rel 1997}

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Kenny Burrell - Guitar Forms (1965) {Verve Master Edition 521 403-2 rel 1997}

Kenny Burrell - Guitar Forms (1965) {Verve Master Edition 521 403-2 rel 1997}
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© 1965, 1997 Verve / PolyGram | Verve Master Edition 521 403-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Progressive Jazz / Big Band / Guitar

Though the jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell is associated mostly with Blue Note-based hard bop and soul-jazz (he had a hit with the funky "Chile con Carne"), he is also a musician of considerable artistry. Witness his landmark 1965 collaboration with Gil Evans, Guitar Forms, which rivals anything the arranger did with Miles Davis. Indeed, the track "Lotus Land" has a bolero form very reminiscent of Sketches of Spain.

Dwarves - The Dwarves Are Young And Good Looking (1997) {Recess Records RECESS #37}

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Dwarves - The Dwarves Are Young And Good Looking (1997) {Recess Records RECESS #37}

Dwarves - The Dwarves Are Young And Good Looking (1997) {Recess Records RECESS #37}
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© 1997 Recess Records / Theologian Records | T-53 / Recess #37
Rock / Punk Rock / Hardcore Punk / Garage Punk / Shock Rock / Noise Rock / Scum Punk

The Dwarves' hardcore, attack-the-audience, bloody-nose days were nearly over with the release of Are Young and Good Looking, but the band, now soberer and with a stronger lineup, put out their most satisfying record. At least three songs here are among the heaviest and fiercest tunes they've written, "We Must Have Blood," which absolutely rips, "Throw That World Away," changed from an earlier version where it was called "Throw That Girl Away," and "You Gotta Burn."

Don Ellis - Don Ellis & Wojciech Karolak Trio (1962) {Polish RJ Archives PRCD 1590 rel 2013}

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Don Ellis - Don Ellis & Wojciech Karolak Trio (1962) {Polish RJ Archives PRCD 1590 rel 2013}

Don Ellis - Don Ellis & Wojciech Karolak Trio (1962) {Polish RJ Archives PRCD 1590 rel 2013}
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© 1962, 2013 Polskie Radio S.A. | PRCD 1590
Jazz / Post Bop / Trumpet / Jazz Piano Trio

The material presented here was recorded in 1962 during the 5th Jazz Jamboree and features American trumpeter Don Ellis, accompanied by a Polish rhythm section consisting of pianist Wojciech Karolak, bassist Roman Dylag and drummer Andrzej Dabrowski. All the six tracks were recorded live during the Festival, the last of which is an extended suite composed by Polish pianist / composer Andrzej Trzaskowski presented as part of a concert dedicated to the Third Stream (early Jazz-Classical Fusion initiated by American composer Gunther Schuller in the late 1950s). On that track the quartet is accompanied by the Polish National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Of the five shorter Jazz pieces, two are original compositions by Ellis and the remaining three are standards.

Philly Joe Jones - Showcase (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-484-2 rel 1990}

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Philly Joe Jones - Showcase (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-484-2 rel 1990}

Philly Joe Jones - Showcase (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-484-2 rel 1990}
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© 1959, 1990 Riverside / Fantasy | OJCCD-484-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

This is a particularly interesting hard bop-oriented set led by drummer Philly Joe Jones. Most unusual is "Gwen," a Jones ballad that has the leader on both piano and (via overdubbing) drums in a trio with bassist Jimmy Garrison. Otherwise, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, trombonist Julian Priester, tenor saxophonist Bill Barron, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, either Dolo Coker or Sonny Clark on piano, Garrison, and Jones form a septet that performs modern tunes by Barron, Priester, and Jones, in addition to "I'll Never Be the Same" and Philly Joe's feature on "Gone" (based on the Miles Davis/Gil Evans interpretation of "Porgy and Bess"). A well-conceived, diverse, and recommended CD reissue.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 2 - Punktuelle Musik 1952 & Gruppen-Komposition 1952-55 (2007) {Stockhausen-Verlag T-CD 2}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 2 - Punktuelle Musik 1952 & Gruppen-Komposition 1952-55 (2007) {Stockhausen-Verlag T-CD 2}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 2 - Punktuelle Musik 1952 & Gruppen-Komposition 1952-55 (2007) {Stockhausen-Verlag T-CD 2}
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© 2007 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen Text-CD 2
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century / Spoken Words

Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.