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Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone (1961) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9254}

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Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone (1961) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9254}

Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone (1961) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9254}
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© 1961, 2015 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCI-9254
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trombone

One of the best non-Blue Note albums from the early years of trombone giant Curtis Fuller – a definite cooker that more than lives up to its title! At his best, Fully often played his instrument with a style that was more like a trumpet than trombone – isolated notes, sharp sense of rhythm, and an ability to match energy of all his top-shelf contemporaries – which is a key thing here, as the lineup includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, and Cedar Walton on drums – almost like a Jazz Messengers album from the time that Fuller was in the group, but without Art Blakey. The whole album's wonderful – and titles include "The Clan", "Newdles", and "Ladies Night" – plus a hard hitting rendition of "Dear Old Stockholm" which runs for 9 minutes.

Miles Davis - Amsterdam Concert (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10141 rel 2005}

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Miles Davis - Amsterdam Concert (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10141 rel 2005}

Miles Davis - Amsterdam Concert (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10141 rel 2005}
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© 1957, 2005 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10141
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

One of the least known Miles Davis recordings around, this release contains the complete Amsterdam Concertgebouw Broadcast recorded on December 8, 1957 with the talented tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen and the René Urtreger quartet. A recording which has remained virtually unavailable on any format for decades, Lone Hill Jazz is proud to put this hidden gem back into circulation. Although the sound quality is imperfect, the outstanding performances by the musicians most notably Miles himself more than make up for it.

John Abercrombie & Don Thompson - Witchcraft (1991) {Justin Time JUST16-2 rec 1986}

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John Abercrombie & Don Thompson - Witchcraft (1991) {Justin Time JUST16-2 rec 1986}

John Abercrombie & Don Thompson - Witchcraft (1991) {Justin Time JUST16-2 rec 1986}
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© 1986, 1991 Justin Time Records | JUST 16-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar / Bass / Piano

For followers who bemoan guitarist John Abercrombie's tendency to record rather adventurous albums with an often electronically treated tone, Witchcraft will be a delight. On this duo recording with bassist Don Thompson (who also plays piano on three tracks), the guitarists' sound is untreated, and the repertoire is standards. The two play well together, and there are some lovely moments on the record. The title track finds Abercrombie using the differing tonal qualities of his guitar's open strings to give the melody a unique interpretation.

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (2018) {4CD Set Columbia 88985448392 rec 1960}

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Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (2018) {4CD Set Columbia 88985448392 rec 1960}

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (2018) {4CD Set Columbia 88985448392 rec 1960}
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© 1960, 2018 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 8898544839
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Cool / Modal Music / Trumpet / Saxophone

More than 50 years after Miles Davis and John Coltrane embarked on one last tour of Europe together, fans can finally own this crucial piece of history on The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, available everywhere today. This 4CD set features, for the first time in an authorized release, five breathtaking performances recorded in Paris, Stockholm and Copenhagen on the Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour of spring 1960.

Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}

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Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}

Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}
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© 1982, 1998 Baybridge Records Japan | TECW-20694
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Mal Waldron is accompanied by a trio of Japanese players for this fine album, recorded in Japan in 1982. As the title suggests, it's a look back, celebrating one of Waldron's key influences, Thelonious Monk. "Blue Monk" is given a relaxed and regal treatment, as Waldron's bedrock chording supports the higher register melody played in tandem on piano and sax. The set as a whole has a bluesy feel to it, with "I Can't Get Started" gliding along as gracefully as a solitary ice skater in a light snowfall. Waldron's varied discography has found him recording for numerous labels, especially in the '70s and '80s, and this date didn't find a U.S. release until eight years after it was recorded; however, it's well worth adding to any Waldron collection.

John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

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John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}
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© 1957, 2014 Solid Records Japan / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6151
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics, and bonus tracks. Features original cover artwork. The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session type record, cut with some of the big poll winners of the year, but with shorter tracks than the usual Prestige-styled set of that nature. The lineup includes Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones – and Coltrane's a bit buried in the group, but gets out some nice licks from time to time.

Wes Montgomery With Strings - Fusion! (1963) {Riverside Japan VDJ-1671, Early Press, rel 1989}

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Wes Montgomery With Strings - Fusion! (1963) {Riverside Japan VDJ-1671, Early Press, rel 1989}

Wes Montgomery With Strings - Fusion! (1963) {Riverside Japan VDJ-1671, Early Press, rel 1989}
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© 1963, 1989 Riverside / Victor Japan | VDJ-1671 | Early Press
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Although most Wes Montgomery fans associate his playing with strings with his later A&M and Verve recordings, the influential guitarist actually fronted a string section for the first time on this Riverside date from 1963, which had the ironic name of Fusion. As with his later albums, Montgomery's guitar solos here are brief and melodic but the jazz content is fairly high even if the emphasis is (with the exception of "Tune Up") on ballads.

Sam Jones - Seven Minds (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9140}

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Sam Jones - Seven Minds (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9140}

Sam Jones - Seven Minds (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9140}
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© 1974, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9140
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. A strong 70s recording by a group that was mostly known as the Cedar Walton trio – the group of Sam Jones on bass, Walton on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – recorded only for the Japanese market, and a heck of a record! The set's got one standout feature that sets it apart from some of the other sides by the Walton group at the time – the use of a string quartet on a few of the tracks, which creates some great interplay between the core trio and the augmented strings.

Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}

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Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}

Dexter Gordon - Generation (1972) {Prestige OJC 836 rel 1994}
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© 1972, 1994 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-836-2 / 00025218683623
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Veteran tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon welcomed trumpeter Freddie Hubbard to his recording group several times during his career and each collaboration was quite rewarding. For this Prestige studio set the two horns (who are joined by pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Higgins) work together quite well on "Milestones" (a second version is included as a bonus track), "Scared to Be Alone," Thelonious Monk's "We See" and Gordon's "The Group." This CD should please collectors.

Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9144}

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Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9144}

Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9144}
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© 1975, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9144
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz Group / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. One of the last sessions Oliver Nelson ever recorded – a genius batch of work recorded for the Japanese East Wind label, and maybe one of his greatest albums ever! The set's a wonderful link between the sophisticated large group sounds that Nelson did for Impulse Records in the 60s, and some of the more expansive styles he was trying out on the Flying Dutchman imprint in the 70s – a batch of work that both has that sense of majesty that Nelson could command at his best, but which still retains an earthy vibe overall.

Jimmy Rushing - Everyday I Have The Blues (1999)

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Jimmy Rushing - Everyday I Have The Blues (1999)

Jimmy Rushing - Everyday I Have The Blues (1999)
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Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Impulse! | # 547 967-2 | Time: 01:08:52

It may have been relatively late in Jimmy Rushing's career when he recorded two albums for ABC/BluesWay (Every Day I Have the Blues and Livin' the Blues, both of which are reissued in full on this single CD), but he was still in prime singing voice. Joined by such friends as trombonist Dickie Wells, trumpeter Clark Terry, and tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate, Rushing shows that he was still relevant on such blues-based songs as "Berkeley Campus Blues," "Blues in the Dark," "I Left My Baby," "Sent for You Yesterday," and "We Remember Prez." Even with Oliver Nelson's arrangements on the first half and an electric rhythm section on the second, both Rushing and the musicians play off each other well, resulting in a swinging set.

Lonnie Smith - Live At Club Mozambique (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series 31880 rel 1995}

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Lonnie Smith - Live At Club Mozambique (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series 31880 rel 1995}

Lonnie Smith - Live At Club Mozambique (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series 31880 rel 1995}
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© 1970, 1995 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 31880 2 4
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Boogaloo / Organ

Recorded on May 21, 1970, at Detroit's Club Mozambique, this was shelved and remained unreleased until it was retrieved for CD issue in 1995. It's odd that Blue Note decided to sit on it for so long, because it ranks as one of Lonnie's better sets. The band, featuring George Benson on guitar, is relaxed and funky without being in your face about it, and unlike much soul-jazz of the time, most of the material is original, Smith having penned six of the eight numbers. Although the riffs often owe a lot to James Brown, this is definitely at least as much jazz as soul, with Lonnie taking a rare vocal turn on "Peace of Mind."

"Big" John Patton - Along Came John (1963) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5099 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

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"Big" John Patton - Along Came John (1963) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5099 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

"Big" John Patton - Along Came John (1963) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5099 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1963, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5099
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A really unusual album from the mighty Hammond giant John Patton – as the set features two tenor players in the group, both of them great! The tenor's no stranger to the sublime keyboard work of Patton – but here, the great one gets help from both Fred Jackson and Harold Vick – both of whom are at their early 60s soul jazz best, able to play with a hard edge, but also some surprisingly complicated moments too – which really fits into the spirit of Patton's overall groove!

George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitars (1973) {2016 Japan Progressive Original Jazz Collection Series CDSOL-6714}

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George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitars (1973) {2016 Japan Progressive Original Jazz Collection Series CDSOL-6714}

George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitars (1973) {2016 Japan Progressive Original Jazz Collection Series CDSOL-6714}
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© 1973, 2016 Famous Door / Progressive Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-6714
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A major player who has always been underrated, George Barnes was one of the first to record on electric guitar (accompanying blues singers) and was a top studio guitarist during much of his career. His style was very much based in the 1930s, and his single-note lines predated Charlie Christian, although he had much less of an impact. A professional by the time he was 13, Barnes was working on the staff of NBC by 1938. Based in Chicago, he recorded with Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam, and other blues performers.

George Freeman - Birth Sign (1969) {Delmark DD-424 rel 1993}

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George Freeman - Birth Sign (1969) {Delmark DD-424 rel 1993}

George Freeman - Birth Sign (1969) {Delmark DD-424 rel 1993}
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© 1969, 1993 Delmark Records | DD-424
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Chicago electric guitarist George Freeman was a quintessential sideman when backing bands led by Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Gene Ammons, and Shirley Scott. This is his debut recording, done in the height of the soul-jazz era circa 1969, featuring his famed brother Von Freeman on tenor sax for four tracks, drummer Billy Mitchell throughout, and either Sonny Burke or Robert Pierce on the Hammond B-3 organ. At times Freeman's sound traces to no single individual source, though it is steeped in Chi-Town blues and a progressive stance that is apart from the Wes Montgomery/George Benson school of the day.