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Hamiet Bluiett - Blueblack (2001) {Justin Time JUST158-2}

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Hamiet Bluiett - Blueblack (2001) {Justin Time JUST158-2}

Hamiet Bluiett - Blueblack (2001) {Justin Time JUST158-2}
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© 2001 Justin Time | JUST158-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

The Bluiett Baritone Saxophone Group strikes again. Four baritone saxes make for quite a wall of low-register sound, and every quartet member but Bluiett – Patience Higgins, James Carter, and Alex Harding – doubles on bass clarinet. In Carter's case, make that contra-bass clarinet, an instrument that can cause the room to shake. Since the horns have the bass function covered, all that's needed are drums; hence the presence of trapsman Lee Person and percussionist Kahil El'Zabar.

Hubert Laws - Afro-Classic (1970) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC 5002 rel 2007}

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Hubert Laws - Afro-Classic (1970) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC 5002 rel 2007}

Hubert Laws - Afro-Classic (1970) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC 5002 rel 2007}
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© 1970, 2007 Mosaic Contemporary / CTI | MSC 5002
Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Jazz-Pop / Flute

Issued in 1970 as his second album for Creed Taylor's CTI label, Hubert Laws' Afro-Classic is a classic for the manner in which Laws, with brilliant assistance from arranger Don Sebesky, melded the jazz and classical worlds – not to mention pop – into a seamless whole. Laws was the first artist signed to Taylor's imprint. His debut for the label, Crying Song, won critical notice, but it was Afro-Classic that established a new role for the flute in contemporary jazz. Herbie Mann may have been the first, but Laws explored jazz and all the sound worlds that informed it – especially in the electric domain – with the kind of grace and innovative vision that made him a mainstay.

Art Pepper - The Way It Was (1960) {Contemporary OJCCD 389-2 rel 1992}

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Art Pepper - The Way It Was (1960) {Contemporary OJCCD 389-2 rel 1992}

Art Pepper - The Way It Was (1960) {Contemporary OJCCD 389-2 rel 1992}
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© 1960, 1992 Contemporary / OJC | OJCCD 389-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

Despite his very erratic lifestyle, altoist Art Pepper never made a bad record. This collection is better than most. The first four titles team together Pepper with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, pianist Ronnie Ball, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Gary Frommer for generally intriguing explorations of four standards. One can feel the influence of Lennie Tristano (with Pepper in Lee Konitz's place), although Pepper had his own sound and a more hard-swinging style.

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}

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John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}
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© 1957, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note / Capitol | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81001
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Blue Train" for the first time in the world. Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane's only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both hard bop as well as sensitive balladry – touching upon all forms in between.

Johnny Smith - Guitar & Strings (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29239}

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Johnny Smith - Guitar & Strings (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29239}

Johnny Smith - Guitar & Strings (1960) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29239}
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© 1960, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29239
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. A very special album from Johnny Smith – one of the few to feature his sublime guitar sound amidst a larger string setting – which only seems to emphasize the moodier, darker tones of his instrument! The album's a lot like his My Dear Little Sweetheart set – and, like that one, it features help from conductor Irv Kostal, as well as violinist Gene Orloff – both artists with the right sort of subtle, understated approach to make sure that Johnny's six strings never get lost in the larger swirl! Most tunes are very slow-moving, which allows us to hear that Smith guitar magic in full relief – that special way that Johnny had of choosing just the right notes and colors, in just the right way.

Trio 3 + Geri Allen - Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Live At Birdland New York (2011) {Intakt CD 187}

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Trio 3 + Geri Allen - Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Live At Birdland New York (2011) {Intakt CD 187}

Trio 3 + Geri Allen - Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Live At Birdland New York (2011) {Intakt CD 187}
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© 2011 Intakt Records | Intakt CD 187
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop

In Memoriam. Sad news as Geri Allen has passed away. RIP Geri Allen. Trio 3 played five evenings together with pianist Geri Allen in the New York jazz club Birdland, paying homage to the jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams. They presented fresh and individualistic interpretations of some of the most beautiful pieces of the "First Lady of Jazz". Intakt has recorded these evenings.

Duke Ellington - The (almost) complete Jazz Violin Session - 1963 (2016) {La Maison du Duke MDD 008}

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Duke Ellington - The (almost) complete Jazz Violin Session - 1963 (2016) {La Maison du Duke MDD 008}

Duke Ellington - The (almost) complete Jazz Violin Session - 1963 (2016) {La Maison du Duke MDD 008}
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© 1963, 2016 La Maison du Duke | MDD 008
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Piano / Violin

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.

Sahib Shihab and Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0228 rel 1993}

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Sahib Shihab and Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0228 rel 1993}

Sahib Shihab and Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0228 rel 1993}
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© 1957, 1993 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia | SV-0228
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone / Flute

This split LP pairs a sextet led by multi-instrumentalist Sahib Shihab with another under the direction of Herbie Mann. Big names all the way around on this one. On the Shihab session, John Jenkins and Clifford Jordan round out the front line, while Hank Jones, Addison Farmer, and Dannie Richmond hold down the rhythm. Mann, on the other hand, is joined by Phil Woods, Eddie Costa, Joe Puma, Wilbur Ware, and Jerry Segal. Nothing overly surprising here, but one can expect quality performances by all.

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2011 - item 06of33}

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Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2011 - item 06of33}

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2011 - item 06of33}
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© 1961, 2011 Riverside / Concord | 0888072326910
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Piano

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.

The Chet Baker & Art Pepper Sextet - Playboys (1956) {Pacific Jazz-Phoenix 131556 rel 2012}

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The Chet Baker & Art Pepper Sextet - Playboys (1956) {Pacific Jazz-Phoenix 131556 rel 2012}

The Chet Baker & Art Pepper Sextet - Playboys (1956) {Pacific Jazz-Phoenix 131556 rel 2012}
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© 1956, 2012 Pacific Jazz / Phoenix | 131556
Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Cool / Trumpet / Saxophone

This 2012 disc gathers all known sides cut during a July 26, 1956 confab led by West Coast cool purveyors Chet Baker (trumpet) and Art Pepper (alto sax). Keen-eyed enthusiasts will note that this particular date occurred during a remarkable week – July 23 through July 31 – of sessions held at the behest of Pacific Jazz label owner and producer Dick Bock at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles. Recordings made during this week not only inform The Route, but three other long-players as well: Let's Get Lost, Chet Baker & Crew, and At the Forum Theater. These were likewise the first sides cut by Baker since returning from his triumphant and extended stay in Europe.

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 17 (1945-1951) {Philology W 847.2 rel 1999}

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Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 17 (1945-1951) {Philology W 847.2 rel 1999}

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 17 (1945-1951) {Philology W 847.2 rel 1999}
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© 1945-51, 1999 Philology | W 847.2
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Big Band / Saxophone

Charlie Parker was a legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop or bebop. Charlie Parker was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. From 1935 to 1939, he played the Missouri nightclub scene with local jazz and blues bands. In 1945 he led his own group while performing with Dizzy Gillespie on the side. Together they invented bebop. In 1949, Parker made his European debut, giving his last performance several years later. He died a week later on March 12, 1955, in New York City.

Gil Evans - The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions (1958-59) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series rel 2006}

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Gil Evans - The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions (1958-59) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series rel 2006}

Gil Evans - The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions (1958-59) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series rel 2006}
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© 1958-59, 2006 Blue Note / Capitol | 0946 3 58300 2 6
Jazz / Cool / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Gil Evans released two records on World Pacific in 1958 and 1959. They were among his earliest dates as a leader. Gil Evans & Ten was issued by Prestige in 1957, but these dates stand out more. New Bottle, Old Wine was the first of the pair and the band included four trumpets, a trio of trombones, French horn (played by Julius Watkins), a pair of tubas, Cannonball Adderley as the lone saxophonist, and a rhythm section that included either Philly Joe Jones or Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Chuck Wayne on guitar.

Phil Woods With Red Garland - Sugan (1957) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90288}

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Phil Woods With Red Garland - Sugan (1957) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90288}

Phil Woods With Red Garland - Sugan (1957) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90288}
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© 1957, 2014 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90288
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This highly successful blowing session works because of overlapping links among players and material. Bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Nick Stabulas were frequent partners, in the groups of leader Phil Woods and others. Kotick and pianist Red Garland also had working experience with Charlie Parker, whose compositions are heard here as well as those of Woods, who then and now was one of Jazz’s leading Parkerites.

The Red Garland Trio plus Ray Barretto - Rojo (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-772-2 rel 1993}

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The Red Garland Trio plus Ray Barretto - Rojo (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-772-2 rel 1993}

The Red Garland Trio plus Ray Barretto - Rojo (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-772-2 rel 1993}
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© 1958, 1993 Prestige / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-772-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano Trio

Pianist Red Garland recorded frequently with trios for Prestige during the second half of the 1950s. For this set (reissued on CD), Garland, bassist George Joyner and drummer Charlie Persip are joined by Ray Barretto on congas and the emphasis is on forceful swinging. Garland takes such ballads as "We Kiss in a Shadow" and "You Better Go Now" at faster-than-expected tempos. "Ralph J. Gleason Blues" and the Latin feel of "Rojo" are among the highlights of this enjoyable disc.

Terence Blanchard - Breathless (2015) {Blue Note B002295602}

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Terence Blanchard - Breathless (2015) {Blue Note B002295602}

Terence Blanchard - Breathless (2015) {Blue Note B002295602}
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© 2015 Blue Note | B002295602
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Electric Jazz / Post-Bop / Trumpet

Terence Blanchard's 2013 return to Blue Note, Magnetic, built upon his decades-long history of post-bop dynamism with a forward-thinking approach that blended edgy, modal improvisation with a sophisticated, genre-crossing compositional style. It was a concept he had been investigating on his previous efforts Bounce (2003), Flow (2005), and Choices (2009), and, though it had been years since Blanchard was considered a young lion, the eclecticism of the album matched the work of many of his younger contemporaries like trumpeter Christian Scott and pianist Robert Glasper, the latter of whom even played on Bounce.