Stephane Wrembel - Django l'impressionniste (2019) {Water Is Life Records}

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Stephane Wrembel - Django l'impressionniste (2019) {Water Is Life Records}

Stephane Wrembel - Django l'impressionniste (2019) {Water Is Life Records}
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© 2019 Arte Boreal Records / Water Is Life Records
Jazz / Classical / Gypsy Jazz / New Acoustic / Guitar

This CD Presents 17 of Reinhardt’s Little-Known Solo Guitar Compositions, Influenced by Ravel and Debussy.​ Guitarist Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) cuts a dashing, romantic figure with a great story that at times obscures his extraordinary achievements and influence. Here is a Roma Gypsy, born in a caravan, who learned playing the violin, the banjo, and the guitar as a child. He then lost the use of two fingers in his left hand in a camp fire, and yet he went on to become an extraordinary player who redefined the sound and role of the guitar.

Herb Ellis & Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven (1973) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90302}

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Herb Ellis & Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven (1973) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90302}

Herb Ellis & Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven (1973) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90302}
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© 1973, 2014 Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-90302
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Guitar

The second Concord album was recorded the day after the first with the same lineup: guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna. Pass would sign with Pablo but Ellis would be a fixture on the Concord label throughout the 1970s. If anything, the guitarists' rematch was a bit stronger than their first due to material better suited for jamming including "In a Mellotone," a speedy "Seven Come Eleven," "Perdido" and "Concord Blues." Although Pass would soon be recognized as a giant, Ellis battles him to a draw on this frequently exciting bop-oriented date, which has been reissued on CD.

U2 - Medium, Rare & Remastered (2009) {2CD Limited Edition U2.com Subscription}

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U2 - Medium, Rare & Remastered (2009) {2CD Limited Edition U2.com Subscription}

U2 - Medium, Rare & Remastered (2009) {2CD Limited Edition U2.com Subscription}
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© 2009 Universal-Island Records / Mercury / Interscope | U2.COM4
Rock / Alternative Rock

'U2 Rare and Remastered' is a specially commissioned 20-song collection of rare tracks and lost early cuts spanning three decades in the studio. A 2009 limited edition release for U2.com subscribers, this two-CD collection features: 'Rare' tracks from the sessions that led to All That You Can't Leave Behind and How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, first made available on The Complete U2 digital box set; digitally 'Remastered' tracks from the band's first albums; and previously hard to get b-side releases from 2001 to 2005.

Leo Wright - Blues Shout (1960) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27134}

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Leo Wright - Blues Shout (1960) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27134}

Leo Wright - Blues Shout (1960) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27134}
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© 1960, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27134
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Leo Wright's Atlantic debut, Blues Shout, effectively summarizes his career as a sideman, embracing the expressionist sensibilities of longtime boss Dizzy Gillespie as well as the Latin inspirations of longtime bandmate Lalo Schifrin to create a fiercely modern and uncommonly impassioned sound all its own. Joined by pianist Junior Mance, trumpeter Richard Williams, bassist Art Davis, and drummer Charlie Persip, Wright divides his attention between his signature alto sax and flute, delivering a series of thoughtful and lyrical solos that positively radiate energy. The blues referenced in the title are more a feeling than a sound, underscoring the emotional intensity that bristles below the surface of every note.

Black Heat - Keep On Runnin' (1975) {2009 Wounded Bird Remaster}

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Black Heat - Keep On Runnin' (1975) {2009 Wounded Bird Remaster}

Black Heat - Keep On Runnin' (1975) {2009 Wounded Bird Remaster}
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© 2009 Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1812
R&B / Funk / Deep Funk

CD reissue of this 1975 album from the short-lived but much-loved R&B/Funk band, originally released on Atlantic. The third album from Black Heat – and quite possibly the funkiest of the bunch – thanks to an even tighter sound than before, and lots of emphasis on the bottom of the groove! The group's got a few more members than before, but their sound is somehow even leaner – a really tight approach to ensemble funk that really sits proudly with the best of the Kool & The Gang/Fatback generation – with some sweet Afro-inspired touches as well! The organ on the set is especially nice – played by Johnell Grey, and bubbling up nicely underneath the horns – and the drums from Esco Cromer have a wicked kick too, even on some of the album's mellower cuts. Titles include the killer break cut "Zimba Ku", plus "Questions & Conclusions", "Love", "Prince Duval", "Feel Like A Child", "Keep On Runnin", and a nice funky version of "Drive My Car".

Teodross Avery - My Generation (1996) {Impulse! IMPD-181}

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Teodross Avery - My Generation (1996) {Impulse! IMPD-181}

Teodross Avery - My Generation (1996) {Impulse! IMPD-181}
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© 1996 Impulse! / GRP records | IMPD-181
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone

Young saxophonist Teodross Avery's recording covers a lot of ground, from explorative improvisations that sound as if they really belong on Impulse to selections that use a funky (and even a light hip-hop) rhythm and a straightforward ("Mr. Wonsey") boppish blues. Avery has strong technique and his sound, particularly on tenor (where he hints at Stanley Turrentine, and to a lesser extent, Sonny Stitt), is gradually becoming personal. He is joined by bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Greg Hutchinson on every selection along with either John Scofield, Mark Whitfield, or Peter Bernstein on guitar or pianist Charles Craig.

Ry Cooder - Vigilante Man (2017) {6CD Box Set, Sandoz SNZCD2005 rec 1972-1995}

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Ry Cooder - Vigilante Man (2017) {6CD Box Set, Sandoz SNZCD2005 rec 1972-1995}

Ry Cooder - Vigilante Man (2017) {6CD Box Set, Sandoz SNZCD2005 rec 1972-1995}
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© 1972-95, 2017 Sandoz | SNZCD2005
Rock / Blues / Blues Rock / Country Rock / Roots Rock

Limited edition 6CD Box Set featuring six live performances from 1972, 1974, 1989 and 1995. Consummate playing, from the master, throughout these great sounding recordings. Mastered from the original FM broadcasts. Also includes a cd of influences and original versions. I have been a fan of Mr. Cooder since the 70s, he has such a defined sound on the string instruments he plays - various acoustic and electric guitars and mandolins, and musically I can (almost) travel the world with him, Regardless of who he is accompanying, there is always something coherent that inspires me.

Mel Torme - The Art Pepper-Marty Paich Sessions (2007) {Verve--Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10304 rec 1959-1960}

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Mel Torme - The Art Pepper-Marty Paich Sessions (2007) {Verve--Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10304 rec 1959-1960}

Mel Torme - The Art Pepper-Marty Paich Sessions (2007) {Verve–Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10304 rec 1959-1960}
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© 1959-60, 2007 Verve / Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10304
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz

The two albums compiled on this CD provide the only existing testimony of singer Mel Tormé accompanied by the great Art Pepper. The combination is sublime, for Peppers sound seems to fit particularly well behind Tormé's voice. The other important collaboration on these sessions is the one between Tormé and celebrated arranger Marty Paich. However, these are by no means their only works together as they collaborated many times.

Sarah Vaughan - The Early Years 1944-1948 (2018) {2CD Set, Acrobat Music}

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Sarah Vaughan - The Early Years 1944-1948 (2018) {2CD Set, Acrobat Music}

Sarah Vaughan - The Early Years 1944-1948 (2018) {2CD Set, Acrobat Music}
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© 1944-48, 2018 Acrobat Music | ADDCD3251
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards / Traditional Pop

Sarah Vaughan was one of the illustrious coterie of female vocalists who spanned the genres of jazz, big band music and sophisticated pop during the post-war era to provide some of the finest music of their times, not only interpreting the Great American Songbook and putting their own individual stamp on it, but continuing to perform top class new material through the musical upheavals of subsequent decades.

U2 - U22 (2012) {2CD Live Limited Edition, U2.com Music Edition Subscription}

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U2 - U22 (2012) {2CD Live Limited Edition, U2.com Music Edition Subscription}

U2 - U22 (2012) {2CD Live Limited Edition, U2.com Music Edition Subscription}
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© 2012 Universal-Island Records / Mercury / Interscope | U2.COM7
Rock / Alternative Rock

'U22' is a limited edition, live 2-CD set documenting their U2360° Tour from 2009 to 2011. For subscribers only, this double-CD comes packaged in a U2.com LP-sized 24-page book and will not become commercially available. On U2360° between 2009 and 2011, the band played 110 shows in 30 countries to 7 million people. There were at least 22 songs in the show every night, but over 26 months the set list was continually reinvented. By the last night more than fifty songs had featured, stretching from 2009's No Line On The Horizon all the way back to 1980's debut Boy. It was down to the subscribers of U2.com to decide on the 22 songs (via a vote) that appear on the 'U22'.

Luc Ponet & Psallentes - In organis et in discantu: Music from the County of Loon & the Principality of Liège (2018) {Etcetera}

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Luc Ponet & Psallentes - In organis et in discantu: Music from the County of Loon & the Principality of Liège (2018) {Etcetera}

Luc Ponet & Psallentes - In organis et in discantu: Music from the County of Loon & the Principality of Liège (2018) {Etcetera}
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© 2018 Etcetera | KTC 1622
Classical / Baroque / Plainchant / Organ / Polyphony / Sacred

What was begun in September 2012 as a project researched with fine artistic and intellectual endeavour subsequently expanded into an artistic and scientific project driven by conviction and passion. Six years of research and experiment have led us to interesting information and regularly revised insights into a valid realisation of an unexplored musical world that was truly characteristic of the prince-bishopric of Liège. In many respects, this music still does not receive the recognition it deserves, even in the region of its birth.

Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia (1958) {Columbia ‎CK 48531 rel 1992}

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Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia (1958) {Columbia ‎CK 48531 rel 1992}

Dave Brubeck - Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia (1958) {Columbia ‎CK 48531 rel 1992}
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© 1958, 1992 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | ‎CK 48531
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

In 1958, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, one of the most popular jazz groups in the world, played 80 concerts in 14 countries during a three-month period. To salute the marathon road trip, the pianist/leader composed six songs for a new recording (which is now out on this CD). "Nomad" and "Brandenburg Gate" are the best-known originals but all of the other selections are equally enjoyable, featuring fine solos from Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond.

The New Mastersounds - 102% (2007) {3 On The B Records 3BRCD 005 rec 2006}

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The New Mastersounds - 102% (2007) {3 On The B Records 3BRCD 005 rec 2006}

The New Mastersounds - 102% (2007) {3 On The B Records 3BRCD005 rec 2006}
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© 2006, 2007 3 On The B Records / One Note Records | 3BRCD005
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Acid Jazz / Groove

It won't take long – maybe ten seconds into the first cut – to know that the Meters are a primary influence on the U.K.'s New Mastersounds. The opening title track is such a ringer for "Cissy Strut" that you may check your CD sleeve to see if the discs weren't accidentally swapped. As the album unwinds, though, the all-instrumental quartet reveals more of its own identity: a sort of acid jazz mixed with crisp early-'70s funk grabbed from New Orleans' finest. Certainly drummer Simon Allen has been practicing to his Zigaboo Modeliste records, and it's his attack that principally drives the sound.

Hal Galper Trio - The Zone: Live at the Yardbird Suite (2019) {Origin Records ‎ORIGIN 82793}

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Hal Galper Trio - The Zone: Live at the Yardbird Suite (2019) {Origin Records ‎ORIGIN 82793}

Hal Galper Trio - The Zone: Live at the Yardbird Suite (2019) {Origin Records ‎ORIGIN 82793}
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© 2019 Origin Records ‎| ORIGIN 82793
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

It’s not often that seasoned jazz musicians find one of their own recordings truly revelatory in hindsight. Yet here’s a striking example. As acclaimed veteran pianist Hal Galper recalls in his CD liner notes, he had no intention of releasing this live 2016 trio session with bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer John Bishop until he heard a playback and found himself wondering, “Who is this pianist?” To Galper, the playback revealed such a heightened level of trio interplay, not fully appreciated during the performance, that he arranged for it to be released on CD and dubbed, aptly enough, The Zone. It’s hard to imagine Galper devotees or, more broadly, jazz piano trio fans faulting the decision.

U2 - From the Ground Up: Edge's Picks from U2360° (2012) {Live Limited Edition} (U2.com Music Edition Subscription)

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U2 - From the Ground Up: Edge's Picks from U2360° (2012) {Live Limited Edition} (U2.com Music Edition Subscription)

U2 - From the Ground Up: Edge's Picks from U2360° (2012) {Live Limited Edition} (U2.com Music Edition Subscription)
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© 2012 Universal-Island Records / Mercury / Interscope | U2.COM8
Rock / Alternative Rock

On U2360° between 2009 and 2011, the band played 110 shows in 30 countries to 7 million people. There were at least 22 songs in the show every night, but over 26 months the set list was continually reinvented. By the last night more than fifty songs had featured, stretching from 2009's No Line On The Horizon all the way back to 1980's debut Boy.