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John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) {Impulse!--Verve Originals rel 2008}

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John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) {Impulse!--Verve Originals rel 2008}

John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) {Impulse!–Verve Originals rel 2008}
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© 1963, 2008 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517648999 | LP AS-42
Jazz / Modal Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Jazz / Saxophone

Brilliant work – John Coltrane really opening up in his new spiritual mode of the 60s, hinting at the changes to come, while still keeping the modal groove of previous recordings! The record features tracks from a few different sessions from the years 1961 to 1963, but it holds together beautifully – thanks to a unified creative spirit in the music! The centerpiece of the album is the stunning track "Impressions" – performed by the quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but all tracks are great, and titles include "After the Rain", and "Up 'Gainst The Wall" – plus the brilliant cut "India", which features guest work by Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet!

Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}

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Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}

Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}
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© 1942-47, 1995 Blue Note ‎/ Capitol | CDP 7243 8 32787 2 5
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Saxophone

Although it has often been written that cool-toned tenor saxophonist Lester Young's experiences with racism in the military during 1944-1945 so scarred him that he never played at the same musical level as he had previously, the music on this essential two-CD reissue disproves that theory. It is true that his attitude toward life was affected and Young became somewhat self-destructive, but his postwar solos rank with the greatest work of his career.

Delfeayo Marsalis - Kalamazoo, an Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis (2017) {Troubadour Jass Records Digital Issue rec 2015}

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Delfeayo Marsalis - Kalamazoo, an Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis (2017) {Troubadour Jass Records Digital Issue rec 2015}

Delfeayo Marsalis - Kalamazoo, an Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis (2017) {Troubadour Jass Records Digital Issue rec 2015}
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© 2017 Troubadour Jass Records / Delfeayo Marsalis
Jazz / Post Bop / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Cool / Trombone

Recorded live at the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. The stellar band for the occasion was comprised of pianist Ellis Marsalis, bassist Reginald Veal, and drummer Ralph Peterson. From the thrilling opening crawl through 'Tin Roof Blues' to a strutting 'Sesame Street Theme' with some plunger mute magic all the way to the appropriately nostalgic 'Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans' closer, this recording gives the listener a glimpse of the captivating, real and true soul and spirit of Delfeayo Marsalis.

Miles Davis - Another Tracks of "Kind of Blue" (1959) {Core Collections Japan CC-001 rel 2003}

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Miles Davis - Another Tracks of "Kind of Blue" (1959) {Core Collections Japan CC-001 rel 2003}

Miles Davis - Another Tracks of "Kind of Blue" (1959) {Core Collections Japan CC-001 rel 2003}
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© 1959, 2003 Core Collections Japan | CC-2003001
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Post Bop / Trumpet

Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Another tracks of Kind of Blue give listeners the unprecedented opportunity to enter the 30th Street studio and witness the creation of this remarkable album. Speed-corrected.

Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

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Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}
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© 1963, 1998 Verve / PolyGram | 557 447-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Big Band / Organ Hammond B3

Sessions like this are proof that Jimmy was one of the most fantastic organ players ever – as his work with large arrangements (supplied here by Claus Ogerman) always seems to groove better than his work with small combos. His sound is impeccable, and he soars ahead of the rest of the orchestra with hard biting soulful solos that are just amazing. Titles include "The Ape Woman", "Any Number Can Win", "G'Won Train", "Tubs", and "Ruby". Packaged in a nice groovy gatefold, too!

Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}

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Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}

Gary McFarland - Point Of Departure (1963) {Impulse! Japan MVCJ-19111 rel 1998}
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© 1963, 1998 Impulse! / MCA Records / Universal Victor Japan | MVCJ-19111
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Vibes

A great record – and one that's filled with so many wonderful little moments! The whole thing's a very cool, very off-beat set of jazz tracks recorded by vibist Gary McFarland, with a group that includes Jimmy Raney on guitar, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Steve Swallow on bass – a lineup that's as quirky as the sound of the record! The tunes are quite different than some of Gary's larger arrangements for Verve, but they've definitely got a very similar charm – quite groovy, and a unique blend of bossa influences, west coast jazz, modal rhythms, and other wonderful touches. Tracks include "Pecos Pete", "Hello To The Season", "Schlock-House Blues", and "Love Theme From David & Lisa".

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 16 - Lester Young (2012 CP Records 233193/16 rec 1948-1950}

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Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 16 - Lester Young (2012 CP Records 233193/16 rec 1948-1950}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 16 - Lester Young (2012 CP Records 233193/16 rec 1948-1950}
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© 1948-50, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 16
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?

Menuhin and Grappelli - Play "Jealousy" and Other Great Standards (1988) {EMI Records CDM7692202 rec 1973-1983}

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Menuhin and Grappelli - Play "Jealousy" and Other Great Standards (1988) {EMI Records CDM7692202 rec 1973-1983}

Menuhin and Grappelli - Play "Jealousy" and Other Great Standards (1988) {EMI Records CDM7692202 rec 1973-1983}
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© 1973-83, 1988 EMI Records | CDM 7 69220 2
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Standards / Violins

For the title track of 'Jealousy' alone, this album is worth getting. The bringing together of such incredible playing is a rare thing indeed, but you simply have to hear the complimenting of both players of the violin to each other to believe it. Some tracks are left to a singular approach and yet when they play together…Yehudi Menuhin and Stephane Grappelli managed to achieve a beauty and grace that causes this album and others to be a worthy and truly classic album to have. It's jolly in parts but not too jolly and it's graceful but without being too graceful. Well worth getting if you admire either the violin or either of these two musical geniuses.

Charlie Byrd - Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros (1962) {Riverside RCD-9436-2, 20-bit K2 Edition rel 2002}

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Charlie Byrd - Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros (1962) {Riverside RCD-9436-2, 20-bit K2 Edition rel 2002}

Charlie Byrd - Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros (1962) {Riverside RCD-9436-2, 20-bit K2 Edition rel 2002}
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© 1962, 2002 Riverside / Fantasy | RCD-9436-2 | 20-bit K2
Jazz / Bop / Bossa Nova / Brazilian Jazz / Guitar

In one of those fascinating twists that add to the magic of jazz, it was a mild-mannered, non-exotic. Virginia-born wizard of (primarily) the acoustic guitar who spearheaded the early-Sixties onslaught of bossa nova on the music scene of this country. Charlie Byrd, fascinated by this Brazilian music while on a South American tour, became its most ardent advocate here. He first joined with Stan Getz for a trend-setting LP and then moved on to his own big hit with this Riverside album, highlighted by the best-selling, with-strings version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Meditation."

Original Indiana Five - Everybody Stomp: The Harmony Recordings 1925-1929 (1999) {Frog DGF23}

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Original Indiana Five - Everybody Stomp: The Harmony Recordings 1925-1929 (1999) {Frog DGF23}

Original Indiana Five - Everybody Stomp: The Harmony Recordings 1925-1929 (1999) {Frog DGF23}
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© 1925-29, 1999 Frog | DGF23
Jazz / Hot Jazz / Early Jazz

The Original Indiana Five was an excellent dixieland-oriented band that never really rose out of obscurity. The ensemble recorded 98 selections during 1923-29 and six others as part of drummer Tom Morton's larger band; few have ever been reissued, whether on Lp or on disc. This CD, easily the definitive Original Indiana Five release put out to date, has all of the band's 23 recordings for the Harmony label (the quintet recorded for several companies) plus Morton's three selections for Harmony.

Leo Wright - Soul Talk (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27230}

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Leo Wright - Soul Talk (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27230}

Leo Wright - Soul Talk (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27230}
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© 1963, 2013 Vortex / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27230
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Playing in the traditional idiom of the lounge setting (Wright on alto sax and flute, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Gloria Coleman on organ, and Frankie Dunlap on drums) could be fairly boring and pat, not to mention little more than background for some prime rib and a bottle of Blue Nun. Wright steers his group away from that with balance, control and unmatched intuition from all his players.

Ben Monder - Amorphae (2015) {ECM 2421}

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Ben Monder - Amorphae (2015) {ECM 2421}

Ben Monder - Amorphae (2015) {ECM 2421}
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© 2015 ECM Records | ECM 2421 / 471 9555
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Guitar Jazz

Guitarist Ben Monder first recorded for ECM as a member of the Paul Motian Band on “Garden of Eden” in 2004, and Amorphae was originally conceived as a series of duets for Ben and Paul. A first exploratory duo session was recorded in 2010. After Motian’s death the following year it was decided to expand and complete the project with another highly influential and innovative drummer, Andrew Cyrille, adding also Pete Rende on synthesizer on two pieces.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Live In Cuba (2015) {2CD Blue Engine Record BE0001}

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Live In Cuba (2015) {2CD Blue Engine Record BE0001}

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Live In Cuba (2015) {2CD Blue Engine Record BE0001}
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© 2010, 2015 Blue Engine Record | BE0001
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Neo-Bop / Trumpet

Recorded in 2010 over three nights during the Orchestra's week-long residency at the theater, Live in Cuba showcases the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in concert at Havana's Teatro Mella. This is a dynamic two-disc collection that finds Marsalis and the JCLO celebrating the longstanding ties and creative synergy between American and Afro-Cuban jazz traditions.

Lou Donaldson - Good Gracious! (1963) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series, CDP 54325 rel 1997}

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Lou Donaldson - Good Gracious! (1963) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series, CDP 54325 rel 1997}

Lou Donaldson - Good Gracious! (1963) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series, CDP 54325 rel 1997}
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© 1963, 1997 Blue Note / Capitol Records | 7243 8 54325 2 1
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Guitar / Organ

Good Gracious may be Lou Donaldson's record, but guitarist Grant Green and organist John Patton steal the show. Working with a tight, soulful groove laid down by drummer Ben Dixon, the guitarist and organist trade hot lines that often steal the thunder from Donaldson, who nevertheless turns in a robust, tuneful performance. Donaldson's tone is richer and fuller than it is on many of his early-'60s records, and he really connects with the laid-back R&B grooves and soul-jazz vamps on Good Gracious, turning in melodic, memorable solos.

Charlie Mariano - Charlie Mariano Quartet (1955) {Bethlehem Japan CDSOL-6063 rel 2013}

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Charlie Mariano - Charlie Mariano Quartet (1955) {Bethlehem Japan CDSOL-6063 rel 2013}

Charlie Mariano - Charlie Mariano Quartet (1955) {Bethlehem Japan CDSOL-6063 rel 2013}
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© 1955, 2013 Bethlehem / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-6063
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. Bethlehem released The Charlie Mariano Quartet in 1954 when altoist Charlie Mariano was at the prime of his bebop period. Mariano, whose alto tone mixes together Benny Carter and Charlie Parker, is accompanied by a quiet and supportive rhythm section comprised of pianist John Williams, bassist Max Bennett, and drummer Mel Lewis. Switching to tenor on four of the dozen selections, Mariano sounds in excellent form on ten standards, a blues, and his own "Floormat." A swinging cool bop date.