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Eric Dolphy - Vintage Dolphy (1963) {GM Recordings 3005-2 rel 1995} (featuring Don Ellis)

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Eric Dolphy - Vintage Dolphy (1963) {GM Recordings 3005-2 rel 1995} (featuring Don Ellis)

Eric Dolphy - Vintage Dolphy (1963) {GM Recordings 3005-2 rel 1995} (featuring Don Ellis)
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© 1963, 1995 GM Recordings | 3005-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Reeds

This is our all-time best seller. Selected ‘Jazz Album of the Week’ in the New York Times and on numerous ‘Best Recordings of the Year’ lists upon its original release, these live recordings from Carnegie Hall and Syracuse, New York, are now remastered and repackaged and include additional, previously unreleased Dolphy performances of Gunther Schuller’s Third Stream masterpiece Variants on a Theme by Monk. An incredible sampling of Dolphy’s artistry from ’62 to ’63, in action with his own quartet, in contemporary chamber music settings created for him by Schuller and in the heat of an all-star jam session on “Donna Lee”… Dolphy was never more brilliant.

James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006) [Classics 1410]

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James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006) [Classics 1410]

James Moody - The Chronological James Moody 1951-1954 (2006)
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Bop, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1410 | Time: 01:10:53

Back in New York after three years spent gigging and recording in Europe, a mature and rejuvenated James Moody resumed the endless North American scuffle to get by as a contemporary jazz musician. Volume five in the Classics James Moody chronology presents 16 rare Mercury recordings made between October 1951 and June 1953, followed by eight Prestige titles from January and April, 1954. The first four tracks feature baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne; high points include the rowdy, bristling "Moody's Home" and "Wiggle Waggle," an R&B rocker that sounds like something right up out of the King record catalog. Beginning with the material recorded on May 21, 1952, Moody is heard leading a group largely composed of players who, like him, had worked in Dizzy Gillespie's big band. Two of these individuals – trumpeter Dave Burns and baritone saxophonist Numa "Pee Wee" Moore – show up regularly in the front line of Moody's excellent recording ensembles between 1952 and 1955.

Kenny Wheeler - It Takes Two! (2006) {Cam Jazz CAM 5016}

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Kenny Wheeler - It Takes Two! (2006) {Cam Jazz CAM 5016}

Kenny Wheeler - It Takes Two! (2006) {Cam Jazz CAM 5016}
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© 2006 Cam Jazz / Cam Cine TV Music | CAM 5016
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn / Guitar

It Takes Two! finds Kenny Wheeler in an instrumental context with which he has not previously recorded. Throughout he is partnered by guitarists John Abercrombie and John Parricelli and the Swedish bass virtuoso Anders Jormin. The musical sensitivity of all those involved has resulted in what is, even by Wheeler's sometimes introspective standards, an extremely intimate sounding recording. Indeed, the shades, textures, and contrasts of the two guitars (harp-like, steely and incisive by turns), Jormin's bass and Wheeler's horns create something akin to a conversation to which the listener eavesdrops.

Dexter Gordon - Espace Cardin 1977 (2018) {Elemental Music 5990431}

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Dexter Gordon - Espace Cardin 1977 (2018) {Elemental Music 5990431}

Dexter Gordon - Espace Cardin 1977 (2018) {Elemental Music 5990431}
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© 1977, 2018 Elemental Music | 5990431
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Elemental Music proudly presents DEXTER GORDON QUARTET -ESPACE CARDIN 1977, a complete previously unissued live performance by the great saxophonist, digitally remastered from the original master tapes at the INA Archives. Recorded in Paris on September 25, 1977, this concert marks the only recorded encounter of Gordon with the brilliant pianist Al Haig, who had been for years the pianist in Charlie Parker's Quintet. The group is completed by French bassist Pierre Michelot and the superb Kenny Clarke on drums. The program includes an outstanding reading of "Body and Soul", and Dexter's only known version of Sonny Rollins' "Oleo". A trio version of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight" showcasing the rhythm section led by Al Haig, recorded during the same performance, has been added as a bonus.

Count Basie & Zoot Sims - Basie & Zoot (1975) {Pablo OJCCD-822-2 rel 1994}

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Count Basie & Zoot Sims - Basie & Zoot (1975) {Pablo OJCCD-822-2 rel 1994}

Count Basie & Zoot Sims - Basie & Zoot (1975) {Pablo OJCCD-822-2 rel 1994}
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© 1975, 1994 Pablo Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-822-2 / 00025218682220
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

This is a classic encounter in the Original Jazz Classics series. Pianist Count Basie (in his best-small group outing of the 1970s) and tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims were mutually inspired by each other's presence and, with the tasteful assistance of bassist John Heard and drummer Louie Bellson, they can be heard playing at the peak of their creative powers. Every listener interested in swinging jazz should pick up this disc, if only to hear these hard-charging versions of "I Never Knew," "It's Only a Paper Moon," and "Honeysuckle Rose." A gem, and essential music.

Quintetto Basso-Valdambrini - Walking In The Night (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4267}

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Quintetto Basso-Valdambrini - Walking In The Night (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4267}

Quintetto Basso-Valdambrini - Walking In The Night (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4267}
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© 1960, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4267
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Continental Jazz

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Some of the best modern jazz Italy had to offer in the postwar years – and a record that's gone onto be the blueprint for countless recent work from groups on labels like Schema and Deja Vu! Tracks are short, but very groove-centered – often mixing modal jazz rhythms with hardbop solo energy – served up beautifully through the tenor of Gianni Basso and the trumpet of Oscar Valdambrini! The pair are hardly a household name on this side of the Atlantic, but their interplay here matches the best on Blue Note from the same time – and gets some great rhythm support from the trio of Renato Sellani on piano, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, and Gianni Carzola on drums. Most tracks here are originals by members of the group, and titles include "Lotar", "Time Was", "Bashfully", "Tea Time", "Mitigati", "Renee", "Dialogo", and "Ricordando Lester".

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records PM 2105}

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Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records PM 2105}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records PM 2105}
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© 2004 Palmetto Records | PM 2105
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

Hammond B-3 boss Dr. Lonnie Smith ends up on yet another new label with Too Damn Hot!, the follow-up to his thoroughly enjoyable – if curious – Boogaloo to Beck outing from 2003. This studio set places the organist in the company of two fine guitarists – Peter Bernstein (lead) and Rodney Jones (rhythm), and alternating drummers Greg Hutchinson and Fukushi Tainaka. The two-guitar format is lovely in that it presents a wide array of colors and harmonic textures to the proceedings.

Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 24of33}

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Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 24of33}

Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 24of33}
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© 1957, 2013 Riverside / Concord | 60th Anniversary of Riverside Records | 0888072345904
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone / Piano

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, several bonus tracks on nearly each disc (some previously unreleased) and new liner notes providing historical context to the original material, the series celebrates the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records, the prolific New York-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1950s and '60s.

Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk In Hi-Fi (1956) {Bluebird First Editions rel 2001}

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Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk In Hi-Fi (1956) {Bluebird First Editions rel 2001}

Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk In Hi-Fi (1956) {Bluebird First Editions rel 2001}
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© 1956, 2001 RCA Victor / Bluebird | 09026-63842-2
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

In January 1956, veteran tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins recorded a dozen songs, eight with a string orchestra and four accompanied by a big band, all arranged by Billy Byers. Hawkins is the main soloist throughout, and he was still very much in his prime 33 years after he first joined Fletcher Henderson's orchestra; in fact, the upcoming year of 1957 would be one of his finest. However, Byers' arrangements are more functional than inspired, and some of these selections are more easy listening than they are swinging. Still, there are some strong moments (particularly on "The Bean Stalks Again" and "His Very Own Blues") and, although not classic, this is a pleasing release.

Gary Peacock - Voices (1971) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 37}

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Gary Peacock - Voices (1971) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 37}

Gary Peacock - Voices (1971) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 37}
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© 1971, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 37
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Bass / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the hippest albums ever recorded by bassist Gary Peacock – one of his rare Japanese-only sessions, and a date that beautifully mixes his bass with acoustic and electric piano from Masabumi Kikuchi! The sound is often somewhat dark – building up slowly from the bottom on long, contemplative lines from Peacock's bass – as Kikuchi fills things in with some slightly sharp edges, but never too much so. The rest of the group features twin drums from Masahiko Togashi and Hiroshi Murakami – although each player drops out for a number apiece. Titles are all originals by Gary – and include "Hollows", "Bonsho", "Ishi", "Voice From The Past", "Requiem", and "Ae Ay".

Red Norvo - The Second Time Around (2019) {2XHDJA1156 rec 1975}

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Red Norvo - The Second Time Around (2019) {2XHDJA1156 rec 1975}

Red Norvo - The Second Time Around (2019) {2XHDJA1156 rec 1975}
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© 1975, 2019 Famous Door / 2xHD Fusion | 2XHDJA115
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Vibes / Marimba

As the title notes, this is the Red Norvo Combo's second DSD release from 2xHD, taken from the archives of Jazzology Records. The initial Red Norvo Combo album, Vibes a la Red, is also available from NativeDSD Music (see link below). This album was the direct result of the Odessa Jazz Party in Texas in which vibraharpist Red Norvo participated, joined by saxophonist Kenny Davern, pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Mousey Alexander. Spread over six days, the Odessa Jazz Party brings together twenty or so musicians to play in various contexts. Red brought down the house with assistance by Davern and McKenna, who realized he was tired of making solo records.

Mulgrew Miller Trio - From Day To Day (1990) {Landmark LCD-1525-2}

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Mulgrew Miller Trio - From Day To Day (1990) {Landmark LCD-1525-2}

Mulgrew Miller Trio - From Day To Day (1990) {Landmark LCD-1525-2}
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© 1990 Landmark Records | LCD-1525-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Jazz Piano Trio

Mulgrew Miller's fifth CD as a leader is a potent trio affair with bassist Robert Hurst and the highly in-demand drummer Kenny Washington, focusing mostly on the pianist's strong originals. All of Miller's compositions hold interest, especially the soft waltz "From Day to Day" and cooking hard bop vehicle "Playthang." The leisurely "What a Difference a Day Made" is a soulful throwback to the early '60s, while his solo interpretation of "More Than You Know" is spacious, delicate, and lyrical. His romp through Miles Davis' "Four" is another gem, though it is inexplicably omitted from the CD booklet, evidently overlooked, as it was not present in the LP edition of this release. Sadly, with Fantasy's sale of the Landmark catalog, this enjoyable CD lapsed from print.

Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956) {Prestige Japan, VDJ-1501, Early Press}

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Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956) {Prestige Japan, VDJ-1501, Early Press}

Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956) {Prestige Japan, VDJ-1501, Early Press}
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© 1956, 1985 Prestige / Victor Japan | VDJ-1501 | Prestige CD Masterpiece Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Tenor Saxophone

Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent showcase for his razor-sharp talents for improvisation and invention, played with effortless ease, yet still one of the great bar-setting performances of 50s jazz. The group features Tommy Flanagan, Max Roach, and Doug Watkins – and tunes include an original reading of the perennial Rollins' standard "St. Thomas", plus a great version of "Moritat (Mack The Knife)", and the cuts "Strode Rode" and "Blue 7".

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

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Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)
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© 1977, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512795
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Flute

Autophysiopsychic is probably the single album that many Yusef Lateef fans either love or hate the most. Along with guest soloist Art Farmer on flugelhorn, guitarist Eric Gale, keyboardist Cliff Carter, drummer Jim Madison and bassist Gary King (except for "Sister Mamie," which features Steve Gadd and Alex Blake respectively), "Teefski" romps through five fat slices of original funk that have far more in common with the sounds of Chocolate City than with the bop sounds of 52nd Street. Autophysiopsychic is awash in the soft soul-funk-jazz sound typical of Creed Taylor's (CTI) productions in the 1970s.

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)
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Bop, Swing, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: IMC Music | # JHR 73613

This rich collection of late-1940's recordings from the seminal bop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie returns us to the period when modern jazz had firmly broken away from swing, even as, for many jazz fans, it was fulfilling musical promises that swing had long held out. One of the more compelling features of this collection is its focus on ensembles that are larger than the stereotypical small-group bebop lineup. Gillespie liked the big-band style in which he had made his name, and here we find groups of more than twelve pieces handling Gillespie's and other composers' most challenging bop compositions…