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Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1967) {2018 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2201}

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Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1967) {2018 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2201}

Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1967) {2018 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2201}
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© 1967, 2018 Columbia / Sony Music / Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs | UDSACD 2201
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

The clarity afforded by history proves Miles Davis' second great quintet vying for the unofficial honor of being the finest small jazz combo to ever record to tape. Originally released in 1966, Miles Smiles is largely responsible for the feat, as it commences a series of five groundbreaking albums – chronologically rounded out by Sorcerer, Nefertiti, Miles in the Sky, and Filles de Kilimanjaro – guided not by chordal patterns but open responses to melodies. Music would never again be the same. Neither will experiencing Miles Smiles once you hear this definitive-sounding hybrid SACD reissue.

Dannie Richmond & The Last Mingus Band - Plays Charles Mingus (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

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Dannie Richmond & The Last Mingus Band - Plays Charles Mingus (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

Dannie Richmond & The Last Mingus Band - Plays Charles Mingus (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6383}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6383
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. The music of Charles Mingus – played by a great small combo headed up by Dannie Richmond, Mingus' drummer for over 20 years! The group on the set features members from Charles' last band – and is a quintet with Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Bob Neloms on piano, and Cameron Brown on bass. Tunes are taken in a gentler, and more open-handed version than used on the original recordings – a style that's a nice contrast to that of Mingus, replacing the strength of his vision with a warmth and sensitivity that makes the tunes sparkle nicely. Titles include "Fables Of Faubus", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Nostalgia In Times Square", and "Duke Ellington Sound Of Love".

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Music, You All (1972) {Blue Note-Real Gone Music RGM-0454 rel 2016}

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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Music, You All (1972) {Blue Note-Real Gone Music RGM-0454 rel 2016}

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Music, You All (1972) {Blue Note-Real Gone Music RGM-0454 rel 2016}
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© 1972, 2016 Blue Note / Capitol / Real Gone Music / Dusty Groove | RGM-0454
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Modern Jazz / Jazz Funk / Saxophone

Killer work from the same sessions that gave the world Cannonball Adderley's classic Black Messiah album – live material from an extended stretch as the Troubadour club in LA – featuring a very righteous, freewheeling version of Cannonball's group! The lineup features some wonderful work on Fender Rhodes from George Duke – who brings a more soulful, spiritual current to the proceedings than Joe Zawinul did in earlier years – a really commanding presence that hints at his brewing solo fame, and which is a very welcome addition to the core lineup, which also includes Cannon on soprano and alto, and brother Nat on cornet!

Paul Quinichette - For Basie (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-978-2 rel 1998}

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Paul Quinichette - For Basie (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-978-2 rel 1998}

Paul Quinichette - For Basie (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-978-2 rel 1998}
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© 1957, 1998 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-978-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette, who had played with the Count Basie Orchestra in the early 1950's, was a virtual soundalike of Lester Young in the 1950's. On the first of two Prestige sets that pay tribute to Basie, Quinichette is teamed up with four fellow Basie alumni (trumpeter Shad Collins, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page and drummer Jo Jones) plus pianist Nat Pierce who comes as close as anyone to sounding like Count.

Jimmy Heath Sextet - The Thumper (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-1828-2 rel 1994}

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Jimmy Heath Sextet - The Thumper (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-1828-2 rel 1994}

Jimmy Heath Sextet - The Thumper (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-1828-2 rel 1994}
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© 1959, 1994 Riverside / Fantasy | OJCCD-1828-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Jimmy Heath at age 33 made his recording debut as a leader on this Riverside session which has been reissued on CD in the OJC series. The hard bop tenor-saxophonist is in superior form, contributing five originals (of which "For Minors Only" is best known), jamming with an all-star sextet (including cornetist Nat Adderley, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath) and taking two standards as ballad features. The excellent session of late '50s straightahead jazz is uplifted above the normal level by Heath's writing.

Lee Morgan & Thad Jones - Minor Strain (1960) {EMI-Roulette Jazz CDP 7945742 rel 1990}

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Lee Morgan & Thad Jones - Minor Strain (1960) {EMI-Roulette Jazz CDP 7945742 rel 1990}

Lee Morgan & Thad Jones - Minor Strain (1960) {EMI-Roulette Jazz CDP 7945742 rel 1990}
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© 1960, 1990 Roulette Jazz / EMI Records | CDP 79 4574 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Lee Morgan shares this CD reissue with fellow trumpeter Thad Jones. Morgan's three selections feature a quintet with tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Jimmy Roser and drummer Art Taylor. While that hard bop group democratically performs one original apiece from Morgan, Timmons and Shorter, Thad Jones's date has four of his songs plus a previously unissued alternate take of "Subtle Rebuttal"; best-known is "Tip Toe" which was later recorded by The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. Jones's septet is filled with Count Basie sidemen (trombonist Al Grey and tenors Billy Mitchell and Frank Wess) along with a fine rhythm section (pianist Hank Jones, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Osie Johnson) and is more swing-oriented than The Morgan group, but the two sets are equally rewarding.

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.

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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Subs: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Nederlands, Italiano
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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.

Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]

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Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]

Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]
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Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Stash | # ST-CD-21 | Time: 01:00:48

This CD released for the first time the soundtrack of two of Charlie Parker's appearances on television. Some of the music and talking is trivial and loose but a few of the performances are quite unique and Bird is heard with a variety of intriguing groups. From 1949 Parker plays a fine version of "Lover" and helps trumpeter Shorty Sherock on "I Can't Get Started" but is drowned out by Sidney Bechet on an uptempo blues. From 1952 Bird gets featured on "Anthropology" and participates in a "Bop vs. Dixieland" blues with trumpeters Max Kaminsky and Miles Davis, trombonists Kai Winding and Will Bradley and clarinetist Joe Marsala; everyone gets to solo. This interesting CD concludes with Bird in fine form in 1954 with a quintet that also includes trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, material not available elsewhere.

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.

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!

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Erhard Grosskopf: Plejaden, Op. 56 & KlangWerk 11, Op. 64 (Live) (2018)

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Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Erhard Grosskopf: Plejaden, Op. 56 & KlangWerk 11, Op. 64 (Live) (2018)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Erhard Grosskopf: Plejaden, Op. 56 & KlangWerk 11, Op. 64 (Live) (2018)
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Genre: Classical / Label: NEOS Music

NEOS focuses on the point where jazz, European improvisation, and New Music collide. Whether from established artists, rising newcomers, or under-appreciated veterans, NEOS projects share these qualities: original compositions, elements of improvisation, excellent musicianship, stellar recording quality, and a unique voice.

Elvin Jones - Youngblood (1992) {Enja ENJ-70512 rel 2000}

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Elvin Jones - Youngblood (1992) {Enja ENJ-70512 rel 2000}

Elvin Jones - Youngblood (1992) {Enja ENJ-70512 rel 2000}
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© 1992, 2000 Enja Records | ENJ-7051 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

Although this superior set features three of the top Young Lions (tenors Joshua Redman and Javon Jackson and trumpeter Nicholas Payton), along with the fine bassist George Mraz, drummer Elvin Jones, 64 at the time, sounds like the youngest member of the group. The well-rounded CD has individual features for Redman ("Angel Eyes"), Payton ("Body and Soul") and Mraz ("My Romance"), along with the leader (the unaccompanied drum solo "Ding-A-Ling-A-Ling"), and has consistently inspired playing from all of the musicians. An excellent effort.