Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bossa Nova (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD03of8}

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Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bossa Nova (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD03of8}

Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bossa Nova (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD03of8}
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© 1963, 2013 Capitol / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66623 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Cool

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. This LP features the Stan Kenton Orchestra (during the period when it had a mellophonium section) performing some of its familiar standards and a few newer songs with a light Brazilian rhythm provided by percussionists Frank Guerrero and Milt Holland (Larry Bunker fills in for Holland on three songs). Although one might consider this project to be an example of Kenton jumping on the bandwagon (since the bossa nova fad was at its peak at the time), the music is quite enjoyable.

Makoto Ozone - Spring Is Here (1986) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4235}

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Makoto Ozone - Spring Is Here (1986) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4235}

Makoto Ozone - Spring Is Here (1986) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4235}
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© 1986, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4235
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Postbebop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. 1. I believe this was Makoto's 3rd album (something like that) and when it came out, I was expecting some more inventive Makoto magic–> but I was surprised to learn / hear that this was standard jazz material and I totally loved it. 2. This was produced before trio jazz stuff came back into fashion (ie prior to Chick's Acoustic Band and around the time of Keith Jarrett's trio… I think Keith had his first live trio album around this time). Anyway, the trio work is great, the song selection is classic, this is a no brainer for anyone who appreciates good / classic standard jazz.

Ralph Sharon - Plays The Frank Loesser Songbook (1999) {DRG Records ‎5250}

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Ralph Sharon - Plays The Frank Loesser Songbook (1999) {DRG Records ‎5250}

Ralph Sharon - Plays The Frank Loesser Songbook (1999) {DRG Records ‎5250}
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© 1999 DRG Records | 5250
Jazz / Cool / Standards / Piano

If you're collecting the Ralph Sharon CDs, then this one is a must have! I love Ralph Sharon's style of playing piano, where he can play Jazz without getting way off of the melody line into nowhere land. Since this CD was a Quartet, with the added Guitar of Gray Sargent, the guitar adds a little extra touch to the Ralph Sharon sound making the entire CD very enjoyable!

Ralph Sharon - Plays The Harry Warren Songbook (1997) {DRG Records 5245}

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Ralph Sharon - Plays The Harry Warren Songbook (1997) {DRG Records 5245}

Ralph Sharon - Plays The Harry Warren Songbook (1997) {DRG Records 5245}
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© 1997 DRG Records | 5245
Jazz / Cool / Standards / Piano

"Warren's melodies hold a fascination for jazz musicians that's above and beyond the call of duty….So at last, a Harry Warren Songbook has come along, and it's a wondrous thing, an affair to remember. This heart of mine is gaily dancing now. And that's something to keep in mind, the next time the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie." ~ Will Friedwald ~

Howard Crockett - The Many Moods Of The Mysterious Howard Crockett (2017) {Omni Recording OMNI-189 rec 1960's}

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Howard Crockett - The Many Moods Of The Mysterious Howard Crockett (2017) {Omni Recording OMNI-189 rec 1960's}

Howard Crockett - The Many Moods Of The Mysterious Howard Crockett (2017) {Omni Recording OMNI-189 rec 1960's}
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© 1960's, 2017 The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI - 189
Country / Dark Country / Rockabilly / Honky Tonk

Who is Howard Crockett? Well, sometimes he was his alter-ego Howard Hausey, but his two biggest claims to fame are probably that he wrote Honky Tonk Man and that he was a curmudgeonly singer-songwriter that got fed up with Nashville, left, and turned down potentially lucrative deals in order to maintain his credibility. Howard Crockett certainly could write a quirky, if not downright eccentric, Country song. From the haunted recitation of Man With No Face, to the children's song The Story of Bango (Bango was a monkey, so you get the painful rhyming couplet of "Bango the orango,") to The Law Says which is basically a love song to someone who has a restraining order against him (yikes!)

Miles Davis - Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (2014) {4CD Set Columbia-Sony Music}

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Miles Davis - Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (2014) {4CD Set Columbia-Sony Music}

Miles Davis - Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (2014) {4CD Set Columbia-Sony Music}
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© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88765433812
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Trumpet

Until now, the official recordings of Miles Davis' performances at the Fillmore East between June 17 and 20, 1970 have been limited to the double album Miles at the Fillmore. That set's producer Teo Macero, edited the recordings to create medleys of each night's music to four roughly 20-minute selections. This four-disc set contains all four concerts. There are 100 minutes of previously unreleased music from Wednesday through Saturday; an additional 35 minutes of unreleased music comes from a previous gig at the Fillmore West.

Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat (1962) {Black Lion BLCD760134 rel 1989}

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Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat (1962) {Black Lion BLCD760134 rel 1989}

Donald Byrd - Groovin' For Nat (1962) {Black Lion BLCD760134 rel 1989}
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© 1962, 1989 Black Lion / Phonoco | BLCD760134
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

On this somewhat obscure Black Lion release (which has been reissued on CD), Donald Byrd teams up with fellow trumpeter Johnny Coles, pianist Duke Pearson, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Walter Perkins for a set of music dominated by hard bop originals; "Angel Eyes" and "Out Of This World" are the only standards. Augmented by three previously unreleased alternate takes, this straightahead session finds Cole's brittle tone sounding more distinctive than Byrd's (who is in more of a Lee Morgan vein) but everyone plays well. Recommended.

Guitars Unlimited - Quiet Nights & Brazilian Guitars (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD02of8}

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Guitars Unlimited - Quiet Nights & Brazilian Guitars (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD02of8}

Guitars Unlimited - Quiet Nights & Brazilian Guitars (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD02of8}
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© 1966, 2013 Capitol / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66622 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Soul Jazz / Brazilian Jazz / World Fusion

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A few short years ago the rich, subtle rhythms of Brazil's popular music swept north to dazzle the American musical scene with a tantalizing new sound. Today that sound has become a permanent part of our musical ways. It is easy to see why, for Brazilian composers have a way of combining melody and rhythm in a meld that gives a feeling of romance to every note, an amorous message to every chord. And this is the spirit that Guitars Unlimited have captured in their first recording … an album of contemporary moods styled for listening today! No violins, no brass, no reeds, only soft guitars and gentle rhythm … and a program of romantic statements as welcome as spring's first sunlight.

McCoy Tyner - Guitars (2008) {CD+DVD Set, Half Note HN 4537}

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McCoy Tyner - Guitars (2008) {CD+DVD Set, Half Note HN 4537}

McCoy Tyner - Guitars (2008) {CD+DVD Set, Half Note HN 4537}
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© 2008 Half Note / McCoy Tyner Music | HN 4537
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano / Guitar

''I've never done anything like this before'' McCoy Tyner recently said of his second album on McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records, a CD/DVD titled GUITARS. Along with a trio of Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette, Tyner invited guitarists Bill Frisell, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Marc Ribot, and banjoist Bela Fleck for the studio recording and DVD shoot, scheduled for a September 23 release. ''It was great, and each guy had his own concept and own sound which is very, very important on any instrument, '' said Tyner, ''You know, I look for that, the individual sound and concept.''

Florent Nagel - Livre pour Piano (2018) {Azur Classical AZC 158}

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Florent Nagel - Livre pour Piano (2018) {Azur Classical AZC 158}

Florent Nagel - Livre pour Piano (2018) {Azur Classical AZC 158}
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© 2018 Azur Classical | AZC 158
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Piano Solo

This isn't my first encounter with the music of Florent Nagal. Last year I reviewed his Alice in Wonderland for two pianos and narrator, a highly original piece transporting the listener on an imaginary journey. Nagal was born in 1979 and studied at the Conservatory in Lille, France. Later he took tuition from Vladimir Soultanov at the Moscow Conservatory and Christine Sieffert-Marchais at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, picking up prizes along the way. He works as a composer, pianist and teacher.

Jimmy Jones - Jimmy Jones Trio (1954) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4269}

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Jimmy Jones - Jimmy Jones Trio (1954) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4269}

Jimmy Jones - Jimmy Jones Trio (1954) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4269}
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© 1954, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4269
Jazz / Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the few albums as a leader from pianist Jimmy Jones – a musician who was best known for his backing work for a few famous singers – but a player who really shines on this rare French session from the 50s! Jimmy's got a really great command of the keys – still that rhythmic vamp that made him nice and soulful when working with a vocalist – but also a really open, lyrical groove on the melody – one that has some surprisingly deep touches at times, this level of sophistication that we might never have expected otherwise. The trio features Joe Benjamin on bass and the great Roy Haynes on drums – and titles include "Lush Life", "Squeeze Me", "Good Heartache", "Easy To Love", and "Little Girl Blue".

John Coltrane Quintet - The 1961 Helsinki Concert (2007) {Gambit Records 69275}

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John Coltrane Quintet - The 1961 Helsinki Concert (2007) {Gambit Records 69275}

John Coltrane Quintet - The 1961 Helsinki Concert (2007) {Gambit Records 69275}
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© 1961, 2007 Gambit Records | 69275
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy played and recorded together on many occasions. However, given the quality of their music and the high level of creativity involved in every single one of their performances, all new additions are always welcome. In this case, we present a previously unissued concert recorded from a radio broadcast in Helsinki in 1961, during the European tour in which Dolphy joined Trane's legendary quartet. The Helsinki performance showcases both Coltrane and Dolphy's musical explorations in search of new ways to express themselves.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Spiral - Eberhard Blum (1993) {hat ART CD 6132}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Spiral - Eberhard Blum (1993) {hat ART CD 6132}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Spiral - Eberhard Blum (1993) {hat ART CD 6132}
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© 1968, 1993 Hat Hut Records | hat ART CD 6132
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

This 1968 composition by German spaceman Karlheinz Stockhausen is one of his least musical and most interesting. Written for a single performer and shortwave radio receiver (at least two microphones and loudspeakers are necessary for execution and playback respectively), Spiral consists of a series of "events," recorded in four "realizations." All but the first can contain any combination of lack thereof of instruments, voice, and shortwave receiver.

Annelie de Man - Ladder of Escape 10: Contemporary Music for Harpsichord (2008) {Attacca 28120}

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Annelie de Man - Ladder of Escape 10: Contemporary Music for Harpsichord (2008) {Attacca 28120}

Annelie de Man - Ladder of Escape 10: Contemporary Music for Harpsichord (2008) {Attacca 28120}
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© 2008 Attacca | 28120
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Harpsichord

Let's have a little musical bipolarity. Elegant music by Couperin and Royer followed by this disc of modern works for harpsichord and various instruments. Voormolen's "Suite de Clavecin" is the most accessible work here, and my other favorite is Louis Andriessen's "Dubblespoor" for vibraphone, glockenspiel, celesta, vibraphone and harpsichord, also quite approachable. Then, we have a piece such as JacobTV's "Doggie Steps" for violin, cello, harpsichord and tape - the tape portion includes barking dogs, a few cats (which I like, it recalls the music of P. Bimmstein) and a female voice (I assume the harpsichordist) speaking about "taking doggy steps".

Teddy Wilson - Teddy Wilson & His All-Stars Vol. 1 (2014) {Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA SICP 4040 rec 1935-1939}

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Teddy Wilson - Teddy Wilson & His All-Stars Vol. 1 (2014) {Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA SICP 4040 rec 1935-1939}

Teddy Wilson - Teddy Wilson & His All-Stars Vol. 1 (2014) {Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA SICP 4040 rec 1935-1939}
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© 1935-39, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan / Brunswick | SICP 4040
Jazz / Swing / Big Band / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. During the years 1935-1939 pianist Teddy Wilson led a series of small recording bands peppered with some of the world's most accomplished and influential jazz musicians. That's why "Teddy Wilson & His All-Stars" is an accurate heading for this collection of 16 tunes recorded between July 31, 1935 and November 1, 1939. Wilson's ability to summon many of the best improvisers of his generation yielded results that continue to delight and entertain those who take the time to savor the solos and marvel at the integrity of the ensembles. Collectively, Wilson's players as heard here included trumpeters Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Cootie Williams, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton and Jonah Jones, as well as trombonist Benny Morton.