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Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}

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Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}

Jack McDuff Big Band - Prelude (2003) {Prestige PRCD-24283-2 rec 1963-66}
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© 1963-66, 2003 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24283-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Prelude was a successful match of McDuff's small-combo organ jazz with big band arrangements by Benny Golson. In part, that was because the blend was well-executed, never fighting with or drowning out McDuff's organ. But it was also because the mixture made it stand out amidst the scads of organ jazz records being churned out in the early '60s. While a very young George Benson was in the core quartet on guitar, a dozen others supplemented the players, including trumpets, trombones, French horns, and saxophones.

Don Patterson - Steady Comin' At 'Ya (1998) {32 Jazz 32092 rec 1972-1977}

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Don Patterson - Steady Comin' At 'Ya (1998) {32 Jazz 32092 rec 1972-1977}

Don Patterson - Steady Comin' At 'Ya (1998) {32 Jazz 32092 rec 1972-1977}
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© 1972-77, 1998 Muse / 32 Jazz | 32092
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Don Patterson (1936-1988) wasn't the most distinctive organist to follow on the heels of Jimmy Smith's success. But, like Larry Young and Shirley Scott who also played piano first, Patterson was undoubtedly one of the more melodic and lyrical of organ practitioners. What's more, while his more popular peers ventured into soul jazz, funk and pop, Patterson stayed firmly rooted within the bop tradition. He recorded a whopping 15 albums for Prestige between 1964 and 1969, then recorded only five more for the Muse label until his final 1978 album, recorded a decade before his death.

John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}

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John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}

John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}
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© 1956-58, 2007 Prestige / Concord | PRCD5-30204 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Interplay, Prestige Records' new 5-CD set, containing early collaborative recordings of the peerless tenor saxophonist and visionary John Coltrane, serves two distinct purposes. The first is to offer an extraordinary collection of music that provides an excellent overview of the modern jazz scene during the fertile 1956-1958 period. The other - and arguably more important purpose to the legions of Coltrane faithful - is its rich delineation of the evolutionary process behind one of the most profoundly important and emotionally compelling artists this planet has ever seen.

Vienna Art Orchestra - Innocence of Cliches (1990) {2CD Amadeo ‎841 646-2}

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Vienna Art Orchestra - Innocence of Cliches (1990) {2CD Amadeo ‎841 646-2}

Vienna Art Orchestra - Innocence of Clichés (1990) {2CD Amadeo ‎841 646-2}
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© 1990 Amadeo | 841 646-2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Experimental Big Band / Progressive Jazz

In the jazz world, Vienna is about as far from New York's Lincoln Center as you can get. It follows that Mathias Rüegg's Vienna Art Orchestra has about as much in common with Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center big band as a Sacher torte has with a Hostess Cup Cake; while they share some ingredients, the Austrian product satisfies on a more profound level. By the turn of the century, the Lincoln Center paradigm defined the jazz big band as a finished concept – locked into the past, serving mostly as a repertory ensemble. The VAO, on the other hand, while hardly ignoring traditional jazz verities, lives in the present and looks to the future.

Louis Armstrong - The Nightclubs (2017)

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Louis Armstrong - The Nightclubs (2017)

Louis Armstrong - The Nightclubs (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:23 | 150 Mb
Jazz, Bop, Swing | Label: Dot Time Records Legends Series

This compilation contains selections from five different nightclub engagements; Bop City in New York in 1950, Club Hangover in San Francisco in 1952, Storyville in Boston in 1953, Basin Street in New York in 1955 and the Brant Inn in Ontario in 1958–featuring five different iterations of Armstrong's All Stars, featuring top sidemen such as Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Earl Fatha Hines, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, Marty Napoleon, Milt Hinton, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall and more. The exciting nightclub performances on this collection are not only being released for the first time, but every track is taken from the Research Collections of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, with the majority emanating from Armstrong's personal reel-to-reel tape collection. This important new release once again demonstrates with finality that Pops was always tops.

John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}

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John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}

John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}
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© 1957-58, 2006 Prestige / Concord | PRCD6-30059-2 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

In celebration of John Coltrane's 80th birthday, Concord Music Group is now proud to present Fearless Leader, a special 6-CD boxed set focusing on his Prestige Records output as a band leader (1957-1958). This is the FIRST-EVER COMPREHENSIVE BOXED SET focusing on John Coltrane's Prestige Records output as a band leader. This BEAUTIFUL 6-CD boxed set is adorned with RARE PHOTOGRAPHS of John Coltrane as well as an EXTENSIVE 64-PAGE BOOKLET featuring COMPLETE ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION and liner notes by noted music historians RICHARD S. GINELL and LEWIS PORTER. Also features ORIGINAL SESSION NOTES and fully reproduced ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK. Features noted sidemen RED GARLAND, PAUL CHAMBERS, DONALD BYRD, JIMMY COBB, FREDDIE HUBBARD and ART TAYLOR. 24-BIT REMASTERING from the Original Analog Master Tapes.

Tom Harrell - The Art Of Rhythm (1998) {RCA Victor 09026-68924-2 rec 1997}

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Tom Harrell - The Art Of Rhythm (1998) {RCA Victor 09026-68924-2 rec 1997}

Tom Harrell - The Art Of Rhythm (1998) {RCA Victor 09026-68924-2 rec 1997}
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© 1998 RCA Victor / BMG | 09026-68924-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Trumpet

Best known as a superior and advanced cool-toned trumpeter, Tom Harrell shows throughout this consistently brilliant set that he has also developed into an excellent composer and a particularly talented arranger. All ten songs and arrangements are his, and the music both swings and is quite original. Harrell doubles on flügelhorn and utilizes a wide variety of interesting musicians, including clarinetist Greg Tardy (who plays beautifully on the opening "Petals Danse"), acoustic guitarist Romero Lumbambo (heard on the more Brazilian-oriented numbers), the great free bop tenor Dewey Redman, pianist Danilo Perez, electric guitarist Mike Stern, tenorman David Sanchez, and several strings (including Regina Carter) among others.

Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}

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Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}

Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}
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© 1974, 2014 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-315 | LP TBM-29
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series! Limited paper sleeve edition! Now's The Time captured two groups who performed at the Three Blind Mice's own jazz festival called "5 Days in Jazz 1974." The first group was the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio with guest soloists Isao Suzuki on cello and Sunao Wada on guitar. They performed two songs on Side A of the original vinyl LP.

Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}

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Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}

Artie Shaw - Self Portrait (2001) {5CD Box Set Bluebird 09026 63808 2 rec 1936-1954}
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© 1936-54, 2001 Bluebird / BMG | 09026 63808 2
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Big Band / Sweet Bands / Clarinet

As a rule, record companies don't give artists the chance to pick the songs when a boxed set is assembled. They might ask the person who writes the liner notes to interview the artist, or they might even have the artist write the liner notes. But the label, not the artist, usually chooses the material. Self Portrait is an exception; when this five-CD, 95-track boxed set was assembled in 2001, a 91-year-old Artie Shaw was given a rare chance to make the selections himself and comment on them. And for those who are seriously into the clarinetist, it is fascinating to see what he chooses. Self Portrait, which spans 1936-1954, contains most of his essential swing, era hits, including "Stardust," "Begin the Beguine," "Frenesi," and his ominous signature tune, "Nightmare."

Miles Davis Quintet - Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (2016) {3CD Set Columbia-Legacy 88985357372 rec 1966-68}

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Miles Davis Quintet - Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (2016) {3CD Set Columbia-Legacy 88985357372 rec 1966-68}

Miles Davis Quintet - Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 (2016) {3CD Set Columbia-Legacy 88985357372 rec 1966-68}
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© 1966-68, 2016 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88985357372
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

A 3CD box set collection chronicling Miles’ musical evolution in the studio from 1966-1968 working with his “second great quintet,” the latest edition in Columbia/Legacy’s acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series provides an unprecedented look into the artist’s creative process, drawing on full session reels including all rehearsals, partial and alternate takes, extensive and fascinating studio conversation and more. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Smiles, the groundbreaking second studio album from the Miles Davis Quintet–Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums)–this definitive new collection includes the master takes of performances which would appear on the Miles Smiles (1967), Nefertiti (1968) and Water Babies (recorded 1967, released 1976) albums alongside more than two hours worth of previously unreleased studio recordings from original sessions produced by Teo Macero (with the exception of “Fall,” produced by Howard A. Roberts).

VA - The World's Greatest Jazz Collection: Swing Time (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)

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VA - The World's Greatest Jazz Collection: Swing Time (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)

VA - The World's Greatest Jazz Collection: Swing Time (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)
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Genre: Jazz, Classic Jazz, Swing / Label: Membran

100 CDs provide you with the most exciting, most beautiful and most swinging recordings from this period. All-Star Swing groups with their most famous recordings. Mit Henry Allen, Roy Eldrige, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson, Buck Clayton, Django Reinhardt, Jack Teagarden, Rex Stewart, Chu Berry, Charlie Christian, Louis Armstrong u.a. 100-CD-Box with original recordings.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2016) [Blu-Ray]

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33941 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min+7min (bonus) | 29,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2141 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 94 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major

You don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. Experience this electrifying modern dance program that includes four audience favourites: Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma with a score by Jack White and Joby Talbot; Ronald K. Brown’s powerful Grace, with music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., and Fela Kuti; Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe; and Alvin Ailey’s beloved Revelations: “one of the great works of the human spirit” (New York Times) – that will rock your soul.

Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - The Blues Hot And Cold + 7X Wilder (1960-1961) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10378 rel 2009}

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Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - The Blues Hot And Cold + 7X Wilder (1960-1961) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10378 rel 2009}

Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - The Blues Hot And Cold + 7X Wilder (1960-1961) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10378 rel 2009}
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© 1960-61, 2009 Verve / Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10378
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trombone

Bob Brookmeyer pioneered playing jazz on the valve trombone, and employed an open-ended approach that embraced both cool and chamber jazz elements. This CD combines two of his finest early period albums from 1960 and 1961, playing standards and originals alongside a stock backup piano/bass/drums trio with Jimmy Rowles, and interpreting the music of Alec Wilder in tandem with guitarist Jim Hall. For the latter date, Brookmeyer goes back and forth between trombone and piano, with drummer Mel Lewis on both sessions.

Fred Kaz - Eastern Exposure (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27218}

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Fred Kaz - Eastern Exposure (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27218}

Fred Kaz - Eastern Exposure (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27218}
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© 1960, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27218 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bebop / Piano Trio

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. An unusual little record – a set that's a bit "fake" in its pedigree, but which still comes across with some wonderfully vivid results! Fred Kaz is a Chicago pianist, but he works here on a set of original compositions based on his readings on Near Eastern cultures – dubbed by Fred as "Turkish experiments" in the liner notes – and a compelling blend of Eastern modes and modern jazz piano – maybe not as all-out as later experiments of the type on MPS/Saba, but still pretty darn great!

Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley in Holland: To One So Sweet Stay That Way (2016)

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Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley in Holland: To One So Sweet Stay That Way (2016)

Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley in Holland: To One So Sweet Stay That Way (2016)
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Label: Nederlands Jazz Archief | Released: 05 Mar 2017 | Country: Netherlands | Catalog #: NJA 1604
Genre: Jazz | Style: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz

One more surprise from DJA, a complete never-before-heard performances by Hank Mobley, backed by Dutch players in three different sets taped live at the Bellevue theater in Amsterdam, at VARA studio in Hilversum and at the JazzClub B14 in Rotterdam. Mobley is accompanied by the brilliant pianist Pim Jacobs and drummer wizard Han Bennink in its only known collaboration to date.