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The Buddy DeFranco Quintet - Sweet And Lovely (1956) {2012 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9955}

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The Buddy DeFranco Quintet - Sweet And Lovely (1956) {2012 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9955}

The Buddy DeFranco Quintet - Sweet And Lovely (1956) {2012 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9955}
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© 1954, 1955, 2012 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9955 | Verve LP MG V-8224
Jazz / Bop / Clarinet

Sweet and lovely – but plenty darn soulful too – and one of the excellent early 50s Verve dates that features the piano of Sonny Clark with the clarinet of Buddy DeFranco ! The album's got an even more unusual twist in that it features a bit of organ from Clark too – one of his only recordings on the instrument – as well as guitar from Tal Farlow on a number of tracks – another leading light of the fresh Verve sound of the 50s, really working some great music next to Buddy's horn.

Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003

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Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003

Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (1996) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb
Label: Concord Jazz | # SACD-1018-6 | Time: 00:55:11 | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Holidays

Although Rosemary Clooney had a major part in the famous film White Christmas back in 1954, this was her first full Christmas album and it was a big seller when it was released late in 1996. From the jazz standpoint, there is not much here, as Clooney is accompanied by a huge orchestra conducted and mostly arranged by Peter Matz. Although there are a few brief solos from altoist Gary Foster, tenor saxophonist Dan Higgins, trombonist Chauncey Welsch and trumpeter Warren Luening, the music is essentially nostalgic middle-of-the-road pop with Clooney joined on several numbers by the Earl Brown Singers (who also take brief a cappella versions of some veteran Christmas tunes); one tune apiece features appearances by Michael Feinstein and Rosemary's brother Nick Clooney. But jazz content aside, Rosemary Clooney is in good voice, and the heartfelt emotions that she expresses on these Yuletide favorites communicate quite well.

Phil Grenadier - Playful Intentions (2003) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT159CD}

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Phil Grenadier - Playful Intentions (2003) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT159CD}

Phil Grenadier - Playful Intentions (2003) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT159CD}
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© 2003 Fresh Sound New Talent | FSNT 159 CD
Jazz / Post Bop / Trumpet

Phil Grenadier opens Playful Intentions with Bud Powell's bebop nursery song "Borderick," and closes the session with a meandering free improvisation. Between the two tracks he explores a variety of moods and modes that bridge those extremes. He parlays free bop on "At a Loss" and "Tough Love," some rock covers – Fiona Apple's "On the Bound," and Radiohead's "Idioteque," and even a piece – "What is This Unanswered Question?" – that sounds like Charles Ives channeled through Bitches Brew.

John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff / The Zagreb Jazz Quartet - Animal Dance (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}

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John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff / The Zagreb Jazz Quartet - Animal Dance (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}

John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff / The Zagreb Jazz Quartet - Animal Dance (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1962, 2013 Warner Japan / WEA / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27209
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream / Piano / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This studio date came about as a result of Albert Mangelsdorff's appearance at the Third Yugoslavian Jazz Festival, where pianist John Lewis was impressed enough with his performance to set up a recording session a few days later. With bassist Karl Theodor Geier and drummer Silvije Glojnaric also on hand, none of the musicians had ever played together, though it made little difference as they quickly absorbed the originals of Lewis and Mangelsdorff, along with the familiar standard "Autumn Leaves" (a trio arrangement omitting Lewis) and Gary McFarland's "Why Are You Blue."

Jack Walrath - Master Of Suspense (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7 46905 2 rec 1986-87}

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Jack Walrath - Master Of Suspense (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7 46905 2 rec 1986-87}

Jack Walrath - Master Of Suspense (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7 46905 2 rec 1986-87}
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© 1989 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 46905 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Trumpet

The biggest news of this CD by trumpeter Jack Walrath is that Willie Nelson sings and plays guitar on two numbers: "I'm Sending You a Big Bouquet of Roses" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." The other selections feature Walrath (who composed all but the two Nelson features) with a larger group than normal; a septet that includes altoist Kenny Garrett, tenor saxophonist Carter Jefferson, trombonist Steve Turre, pianist James Williams, bassist Anthony Cox and drummer Ronnie Burrage. As usual Walrath's music stretches the boundaries of hard bop without tossing away its roots. Among the more memorable titles are "Meat," "The Lord's Calypso" and "Monk on the Moon."

Lalo Schifrin - Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova (1962) {Verve 589 763-2, Cardboard Sleeve rel 2002}

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Lalo Schifrin - Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova (1962) {Verve 589 763-2, Cardboard Sleeve rel 2002}

Lalo Schifrin - Piano, Strings and Bossa Nova (1962) {Verve 589 763-2, Cardboard Sleeve rel 2002}
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© 1962, 2002 Verve / MGM | 589 763-2
Jazz / Bop / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Piano

While he’s best known as a composer of music for films and television (the original MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series), Lalo Schifrin is also a jazz pianist, once in the employ of iconic trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in the late-1950s and early-‘60s. Released in 1962, BOSSA NOVA finds the Argentina-born Schifrin paying tribute to the Brazilian style with lush, elegant strings and his lyrical piano. There are bossa nova standards, three originals, and some songs by American composers given the romantic bossa treatment.

Ralph Sharon - Around The World In Jazz (1957) {Fresh Sound Records FSRCD114 rel 1990}

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Ralph Sharon - Around The World In Jazz (1957) {Fresh Sound Records FSRCD114 rel 1990}

Ralph Sharon - Around The World In Jazz (1957) {Fresh Sound Records FSRCD114 rel 1990}
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© 1957, 1990 Rama Records / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 114
Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Cool / Piano

I really enjoy this cd. Sharon is known for his arrangements usually with strings for many vocalists (from Cole to Nancy Wilson, Whiting to Bennett) So I was surprised to hear his septet which sounds like any West Coast combo with Jack Sheldon, Shorty, Shelly, and Florence among others. The tunes are nice; each very different from each other with subtle colors. I passed over it twice until I realized the label FRESH SOUND imports never disappoint me.

Joe Pass - Simplicity (1967) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

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Joe Pass - Simplicity (1967) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

Joe Pass - Simplicity (1967) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]
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© 1967, 2011 World Pacific Records / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50234
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

One of our favorite albums by guitarist Joe Pass, rather spare, featuring Joe in a very intimate setting – guitar with little other backing, save for light percussion, and some occasional instrumentation, like vibes or organ. The mood is very gentle, which is perfect for Pass' light touch on the strings – and the selection of tracks makes for a lovely blend of modes that show Joe at his expressive best. Titles include "Luciana", "You & Me", "The Gentle Rain", "Some Time Ago", "Nobody Else But Me", and "Where Was I".

Cannonball Adderley - 74 Miles Away / Walk Tall (1967) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

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Cannonball Adderley - 74 Miles Away / Walk Tall (1967) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - 74 Miles Away / Walk Tall (1967) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]
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© 1967, 2011 Capitol / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50153
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

With the hit "Mercy Mercy Mercy" still reverberating on the sales charts, Capitol simply had the Quintet crank out one live club date after another at this point, hoping for another smash. They never really got one, but Cannonball and Nat Adderley, in league with pianist Joe Zawinul, bassist Victor Gaskin and drummer Roy McCurdy, left a strong legacy like this vigorous live Hollywood gig. One of Nat's best gospel-styled hip-shakers, "Do Do Do," opens the record, and Joe Zawinul comes up with another bluesy, catchy self-help tune in the vein of "Mercy" called "Walk Tall," prefaced by another of Cannonball's wryly inspirational talks.

VA - Original Jazz Movie SoundTracks (2018) 10 CD Box Set

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VA - Original Jazz Movie SoundTracks (2018) 10 CD Box Set

VA - Original Jazz Movie Sound Tracks (2018) 10 CD Box Set
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Jazz, Soundtracks | Label: Documents | # 600387 | Time: 09:55:31

Long before "La La Land" or "Birdman" Jazz was a perfect way to underscore and even enhance the action on the silver screen - not only in Hollywood, but all the way across Europe, too. Some of the best and most influential Original Jazz Soundtracks from the 1950s and early 1960s are documented in this unique 10 CD collection. Beginning with Miles Davis' iconic soundtrack to Louis Malle's "Ascenseur pour l'échafaud", whose leading actress Jeanne Moreau can be seen with the trumpeter on the cover of our box set, and leading all the way to Henry Mancini's score to Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil". In between you will enjoy American Jazz greats like Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, and The Modern Jazz Quartet, but also legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda with the score to one of Roman Polanski's first films "Knife In The Water", British Jazz-scores by Dizzy Reece and Johnny Dankworth, or soundtracks by French Jazz greats from Barney Wilen to Martial Solal.

Cedar Walton Quartet - Bluesville Time (1985) {Criss Cross Jazz, Criss 1017CD rel 1989}

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Cedar Walton Quartet - Bluesville Time (1985) {Criss Cross Jazz, Criss 1017CD rel 1989}

Cedar Walton Quartet - Bluesville Time (1985) {Criss Cross Jazz, Criss 1017CD rel 1989}
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© 1985, 1989 Criss Cross Jazz | CRISS 1017 CD
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

A great group – with a young Dale Barlow on tenor, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Features a hip take on "Naima", plus "Bluesville", "Ojos De Rojos", and "Rubberman". Cedar Walton is really good as usual but a possibly unsung saxophone player sets the standard for this recording. Dale Barlow gives a virtuoso performance which ranks with any of the modern sax men to inlude Lovano or Watts. There was some malaise in jazz in the 80s but this album was a firecracker in its day. I recommend it highly.

Rein De Graaff Trio - Drifting On A Reed (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Rein De Graaff Trio - Drifting On A Reed (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Rein De Graaff Trio - Drifting On A Reed (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1976-77, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6387
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. The release of this records will be a rewarding experience for people who have followed the development of one of the major representatives od dutch jazz piano, Rein de Graaff. Pianist. Dutch self-taught pianist who's made himself one of Europe's best session players. De Graaff led a trio from 1959 to 1962, then joined The Jazzopters for a year. He then headed his own quartet until 1964, at the same time playing with Erwin Some and Gijs Hendriks. De Graaff formed a new group in 1964 that stayed together until the '80s.

The Modern Jazz Society - Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (1955) {1999, Verve Elite Edition, Remastered}

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The Modern Jazz Society - Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (1955) {1999, Verve Elite Edition, Remastered}

The Modern Jazz Society - Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (1955) {1999, Verve Elite Edition, Limited Reissue, Remastered}
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Jazz | Verve Records #314 559 827-2

This limited-edition CD, featuring Stan Getz, J. J. Johnson, John Lewis, and Gunther Schuller, presents one of the earliest examples of Third Stream jazz. Written especially for this release are new notes by Gunther Schuller. Recorded March 14, 1955 in NYC. Of the five compositions that were recorded for this album, three were specifically commissioned by Mr. Norman Granz for this date. The remaining two, "Django" and "The Queens Fancy", were older compositions of John Lewis that were specially orchestrated by Mr. Gunther Schuller for this session. The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music is an album of music composed by John Lewis and arranged and condducted by Gunther Schuller which was originally released on the Norgran label. Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars. The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album a "Crown" of recommended jazz recordings.

Clarence Penn Quintet - Play-Penn (2001)

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Clarence Penn Quintet - Play-Penn (2001)

Clarence Penn Quintet - Play-Penn (2001)
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Jazz, Post-Bop | Criss Cross Jazz #1201 CD

A strong modern mainstream set, animated by Clarence Penn's powerful drumming and leadership. Trumpeter John Swana and tenor saxophonist Ron Blake make up the front line, with bassist Rodney Whitaker and the promising guitarist Jesse Van Ruller completing the rhythm section. There's an emphasis on original music by the band: Penn contributes three tunes, and Whitaker, Swana, and Blake each offer one. But the band opens with Thelonious Monk's minor-key swinger "Teo" and also plays a beautiful "You Must Believe in Spring."

Debbie Poryes, Hein van de Geyn, Hans Eykenaar - Trio (1982) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Debbie Poryes, Hein van de Geyn, Hans Eykenaar - Trio (1982) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Debbie Poryes, Hein van de Geyn, Hans Eykenaar - Trio (1982) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1982, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6411
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Pianist Debbie Poryes works here with a Dutch trio formed right after her arrival on that scene – a nicely-balanced group that really respects Debbie's sensitive touch on the keys, and seems to make her subtle sounds come out even more than they might in the setting! Poryes has an approach that's on the mellower side of lyrical – kind of a post-Bill Evans approach, but even more subtle overall – yet one that's also very striking in its subtlety – as the lean choices of notes show just how far and free jazz piano had come by this time, but in ways that could still swing and stay inside. The group features Hein Van De Geyn on bass and Hans Eykenaar on drums – and titles include "For Brad", "Sweet Georgie Fame", "Holland", "Foolish Door", and "My Romance".