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Kenny Burrell - Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions (1956) {2000, Blue Note}

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Kenny Burrell - Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions (1956) {2000, Blue Note}

Kenny Burrell - Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions (1956) {2000, Blue Note}
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Jazz, Hard Bop | Blue Note Records #7243 5 24561 2

Introducing Kenny Burrell is the debut album by American jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, recorded in 1956 and released on the Blue Note label. In 2000, it was released on the 2 CD-set Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions along with Kenny Burrell Volume 2, plus bonus tracks.

Jenny Scheinman - Shalagaster (2004) {Tzadik TZ 7709}

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Jenny Scheinman - Shalagaster (2004) {Tzadik TZ 7709}

Jenny Scheinman - Shalagaster (2004) {Tzadik TZ 7709}
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© 2004 Tzadik | TZ 7709 | Tzadik Oracles Series
Jazz / Klezmer / Folk Jazz / Modern Composition / Modern Creative / Violin

Jenny Scheinman, a frequent collaborator of guitarist Bill Frisell, is one of the most sought-after violinists on the scene today. Her second CD for Tzadik, created especially for the Oracles series, features her brilliant quartet augmented by the beautiful keyboards of Myra Melford. Eleven dynamic new compositions, masterfully conceived, make up this heartfelt program of modern folk jazz.

Al Haig & Jimmy Raney - Strings Attached (1975) {Absord Music Japan ABCJ-438 rel 2007}

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Al Haig & Jimmy Raney - Strings Attached (1975) {Absord Music Japan ABCJ-438 rel 2007}

Al Haig & Jimmy Raney - Strings Attached (1975) {Absord Music Japan ABCJ-438 rel 2007}
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© 1975, 2007 Choice Records | Absord Music Japan | ABCJ-438
Jazz / Neo Bebop / Piano / Guitar

Pianist Al Haig, a veteran of the bebop era, plays pretty modern on this quartet date which is co-led by guitarist Jimmy Raney. With backing by bassist Jamil Nasser and drummer Frank Gant, Haig and Raney interpret two bop standards and such later material as Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" and Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance." Haig and Raney inspire each other to stretch out, including on an 11-minute version of "'Round Midnight." Thought-provoking music well worth hearing several times.

Bobby Broom - Upper West Side Story (2012) {Origin Records 82617}

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Bobby Broom - Upper West Side Story (2012) {Origin Records 82617}

Bobby Broom - Upper West Side Story (2012) {Origin Records 82617}
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© 2012 Bobby Broom / Origin Records | Origin 82617
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

One of the top guitarists of his generation, Bobby Broom's preferred setting is a small group, while he excels in the demanding trio setting with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Kobie Watkins (with Makaya McCraven replacing him on three songs). Upper West Side Story includes nine originals, none of which is likely to become a jazz standard, but all of which are stimulating. "D's Blues" has an engaging hard bop hook that pulls the listener in immediately, while "Upper West Side Story" suggests a walk in Manhattan on a breezy spring day, with an infectious Latin undercurrent.

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}

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Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}
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© 1945-49, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2729~30
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Big Band / Clarinet

The material on CD 1 dates from the latter half of Artie Shaw’s career as a bandleader, which ended with his retirement in 1954. Always presenting tasteful and often unusually deep interpretations of big-band jazz and dance music, and featuring his exquisite and frequently profound clarinet improvisations, Shaw’s career climaxed in his rise to superstar status as the most popular musician in North America at the height of the Swing Era in 1939.

Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Music For K (1970) {Polskie Nagrania PNCD 922 rel 2004}

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Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Music For K (1970) {Polskie Nagrania PNCD 922 rel 2004}

Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Music For K (1970) {Polskie Nagrania PNCD 922 rel 2004}
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© 1970, 2004 Polskie Nagrania | PNCD 922
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet

From the title it's fairly obvious that Stanko is dedicating this work to his former boss and compatriot, the late Kryzsztof Komeda, who had passed a few years before. But it's difficult to believe that this was recorded in 1970. Stanko's quintet was so fully versed in the free jazz aesthetic and pursued to fuse it to the European classicism and avant-gardism of his native Poland. There are five tracks here, all part of a larger suite that is opened and closed by a theme. Stanko's writing is for a large harmonic palette realizable by two saxophones and his own trumpet with a rhythm section.

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}

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Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}
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© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2721~22
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

Conversing with Artie Shaw – as Loren Schoenberg and I did in preparation for annotating these further treasures from his last recordings – is an exhilarating experience. This is because this master of the clarinet excels at making connections. Just as he always knew how to get from one note the next in such a way that the result was a cohesive statement – a story, as jazz musicians used to put it – he knows how to link one idea to another, to make allusions, to place things in context, within a frame of reference that ranges wide and far. Artie Shaw always told a story when he played, and he had that sound – immediately, unmistakably identifiable as his and his alone. It is a treat to hear him tell us some timeless stories we hadn’t heard before. Dan Morgenstern.

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 10 (1949-1950) {Philology W 200.2 rel 1999}

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Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 10 (1949-1950) {Philology W 200.2 rel 1999}

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 10 (1949-1950) {Philology W 200.2 rel 1999}
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© 1949-1950, 1999 Philology | W 200.2
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / 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.

Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited (1960) {EmArcy-PolyGram 826 496-2}

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Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited (1960) {EmArcy-PolyGram 826 496-2}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited (1960) {EmArcy-PolyGram 826 496-2}
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© 1960 EmArcy / PolyGram | 826 496-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

This is an LP reissue of a set that was originally titled Pre Bird because it features some of the advanced originals that Charles Mingus wrote prior to hearing Charlie Parker. The bassist leads an undisciplined but colorful 25-piece orchestra on three titles including an Eric Dolphy feature on "Bemonable Lady" while the other five tracks are by a ten-piece (including two pianos) band; Lorraine Cousins sings "Eclipse" and "Weird Nightmare." It's an interesting set of typically unconventional music by Mingus.

Chet Baker Quartet - No Problem (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD31131 rel 1989}

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Chet Baker Quartet - No Problem (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD31131 rel 1989}

Chet Baker Quartet - No Problem (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD31131 rel 1989}
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© 1979, 1989 SteepleChase | SCCD31131
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Pianist Duke Jordan's presence adds some punch and spark to this quartet session, which is further helped along by bassist Niels Henning-Orsted Pedersen and selections that are suited for Baker's increasingly mellow and wavering playing. … outstanding among [Chet’s] later recordings….This is a record to give a listener fresh heart…one feels there cannot be much wrong with jazz while it is producing records like this .

Ike Quebec - The Art Of Ike Quebec (1992)

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Ike Quebec - The Art Of Ike Quebec (1992)

Ike Quebec - The Art Of Ike Quebec (1992)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Blue Note, CDP 0777 7 99178 2 2 | rel: 1992 | 400Mb

Tenor-saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded six albums for Blue Note during his last period before passing away in Jan. 1963. This single CD has at least one selection from each of the records (11 in all) that, when taken as a whole, gives one a good idea as to how strong Quebec was still sounding.

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}

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Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 1 (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2709~10 rel 2009}
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© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2709~10
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

These marvellous performances are culled from Artie Shaw’s final recordings as an instrumentalist. It is crystal clear that he retired at the height of his powers. Throughout these pieces, his playing is a joy to the ear and the mind, and his unique sound on the clarinet has seldom if ever been better captured. Shaw was still in his prime as a leader as well: this last Gramercy Five was a collective of the first order with a sound and style of its own, attuned to the times but never falling into the trap of trendiness.

Paolo Fresu 5et - Songlines / Night & Blue (2010) {2CD Tuk Music 8034135080059}

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Paolo Fresu 5et - Songlines / Night & Blue (2010) {2CD Tuk Music 8034135080059}

Paolo Fresu 5et - Songlines / Night & Blue (2010) {2CD Tuk Music 8034135080059}
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© 2010 Tuk Music / My Favorite Music | 8034135080059
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Trumpet

Paolo Fresu's Songlines/Night & Blue is a beautiful performance by a musician who does not feel compelled to prove himself with pyrotechnics. Instead, on this two-disc set, the Italian trumpeter prefers speaking his piece with lush melodies and a rich full horn sound, supported by an exceptional quartet. Being an Italian album, it seems appropriate to use a few musical terms. The entire affair, around 140 minutes in length, is taken sostenuto (smoothly), with a pace that slides between adagio (slowly) and andante (walking), but never goes much faster than that. But this down-tempo consistency should not be confused with sloth. Everything here is tightly played, with some real intensity from the musicians; it's just not going to wake the neighbors with frenetic thunder.

Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}

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Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}

Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}
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© 1944-1955, 1993 Capitol Records / Mosaic Records | MD4-148
Jazz / Swing / Bop / Bebop / Clarinet

Benny Goodman took some stylistic chances during his 11-year tenure with Capitol. He listened closely to, then flirted with, bebop during this time, not altering his own swing-based playing but inserting it into a bop framework. He also played traditional swing in various small groups. The sessions covered on this most recent Mosaic four-disc (six-album) set were originally issued on a number of 10" and 12" albums, as well as the CDs BG in Hi Fi and The Benny Goodman Story, a Japanese issue.

Gerry Mulligan - Mainstream Of Jazz - Special Edition (1956) {EmArcy Japan 826 993-2}

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Gerry Mulligan - Mainstream Of Jazz - Special Edition (1956) {EmArcy Japan 826 993-2}

Gerry Mulligan - Mainstream Of Jazz - Special Edition (1956) {EmArcy Japan 826 993-2}
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© 1956, 1986 Mercury / EmArcy Japan | 826 993-2 / 32JD-126
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

One of three LPs recorded by the Gerry Mulligan Sextet of 1955-56, this set includes plenty of lesser-known songs including "Mainstream," "Igloo" and "Lollypop." With such strong soloists as baritonist Mulligan, the always swinging tenor of Zoot Sims, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and trumpeter Jon Eardley, this was a classic West Coast style jazz band and each of its recordings are worth acquiring.