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Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

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Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989

Stan Getz & Zoot Sims - The Brothers (1952) Reissue 1989
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West Coast Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Original Jazz Classics, Prestige | # OJCCD-008-2, P-7022

The music on this LP recalls the airy "Four Brothers" sound that tenor saxophonists Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward, and baritone saxophonist Serge Charloff, plied in Woody Herman's band of 1947. For this outing, Steward and Charloff exit, and four become five with the addition of tenor luminaries Al Cohn, Brew Moore, and Allen Eager. The set appropriately kicks off with Gerry Mulligan's "Five Brothers," a tune reminiscent of Jimmy Giuffre's original "Four Brothers" in its fluid and bouncy arrangement. Three other attractive and similarly disposed originals (one more by Mulligan and two by Cohn) complete the saxophone session from 1949, all featuring swinging statements by each soloist. A 1952 sextet date led by Sims and Cohn is also included, offering up another round of original and buoyantly swinging cuts, bolstered by lively contributions from trombonist Kai Winding and solid rhythmic support by pianist George Wallington, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Art Blakey. A fine release that nicely showcases the cool, proto-West Coast bop forged by both these soloists and Miles Davis.

Verneri Pohjola Quartet with Aki Rissanen - Ancient History (2012) {ACT 9517-2}

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Verneri Pohjola Quartet with Aki Rissanen - Ancient History (2012) {ACT 9517-2}

Verneri Pohjola Quartet with Aki Rissanen - Ancient History (2012) {ACT 9517-2}
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© 2015 ACT Music | ACT 9517-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

Finland's Verneri Pohjola got five stars in these pages last year for his sumptuously colourful big-band album Aurora. Ancient History is for the trumpeter's quartet with the daring pianist Aki Rissanen, and though it isn't as atmospheric, it has a comparable thematic strength and plenty of compelling improvising. The only cover is of Björk's lyrical Hyperballad, which Pohjola explores in half-valve slurs and sighs (he has affinities with Norway's Arve Henriksen and America's Ambrose Akinmusire) mingled with hints of postbop phrasing against a scramble of free percussion.

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Journey Within (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27107}

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Charles Lloyd Quartet - Journey Within (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27107}

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Journey Within (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27107}
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© 1967, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27107 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. I love JOURNEY WITHIN. This recording will certainly be a love it or hate it thing for most people. My sister hates it, for instance. I love it!! This is Lloyd at his trippy-est, spacey-est, best. The title song takes me there, if you've ever been there, even when I'm straight!! I love the free improvization of it. For those historians of you out there, this allegedly is the first live recording ever released from the original Fillmore Auditorium. This and Lloyd's LOVE-IN album were both recorded there, allegedly, over several nights.

Kurt Elling - Live In Chicago (1999) {Blue Note 7243 5 22211 2 7}

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Kurt Elling - Live In Chicago (1999) {Blue Note 7243 5 22211 2 7}

Kurt Elling - Live In Chicago (1999) {Blue Note 7243 5 22211 2 7}
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© 1999 Blue Note Records / Capitol records | 7243 5 22211 2 7
Jazz / Post-Bop / Vocal Jazz / Contemporary Jazz Vocals / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Vocalese

Fans of Kurt Elling have long known that his recordings, as clever and well-orchestrated as they might be, don't quite match up to the power and charm of his live performances. Years of holding court at the Green Mill and other Chicago clubs are what really have brought Elling his most devoted followers, so it is exciting to see that Blue Note's new Elling album is a document of three special nights spent recording at the legendary Uptown jazz club. And indeed, with a few small exceptions, the album shows off Elling at his best – loose, uninhibited, creative, and solid. His standard backing trio has never been tighter and more balanced, and the performance of pianist (and Elling collaborator) Lawrence Hobgood really shines.

The Curtis Counce Quintet - Exploring The Future (1958) {Boplicity CDBOP 007 rel 1996}

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The Curtis Counce Quintet - Exploring The Future (1958) {Boplicity CDBOP 007 rel 1996}

The Curtis Counce Quintet - Exploring The Future (1958) {Boplicity CDBOP 007 rel 1996}
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© 1958, 1996 Dooto / Ace Records / Boplicity | CDBOP 007
Jazz / Hard Bop / West Coast Jazz / Bass

Although he lived for another five years after this session, this seems to be bassist Curtis Counce's last date as a leader. His quintet was in fine form playing originals by band member Elmo Hope and tenor saxophonist Harold Land, also playing standards like "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Angel Eyes" with convincing chops. Swedish trumpeter Rolf Ericson, who became better known to jazz fans while with Duke Ellington in the '60s, fits in beautifully with the cool-sounding hard bop style of this tight unit. Originally released on the long-defunct Dootone label, this highly sought-after record was finally reissued as a CD on the English label Boplicity in 1996.

Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 2 - New York Days (2016) {Japan SHM-CD UCCU-5770 rec 1947}

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Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 2 - New York Days (2016) {Japan SHM-CD UCCU-5770 rec 1947}

Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 2 - New York Days (2016) {Japan SHM-CD UCCU-5770 rec 1947}
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© 1947, 2016 Dial / Universal Japan | UCCU-5770
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

The Kansas City alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, who was to post-second-world-war jazz what Louis Armstrong had been to its first wave, is as likely to be remembered today for his heroin habit and early death than for his exquisite and melodically stunning improvising. If that era's jazz is like journalism, Parker was its acutely observant war reporter, who kept coming back from the front of his own exploding world with new stories to tell.

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27030}

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Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27030}

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27030}
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© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27030 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The first studio date of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette, was recorded and released just a few days before the band took both the European and American festival circuits by storm. First came Europe, which was just getting the disc as the band was tearing up its stages. While the live dates are now the stuff of legend, it's easy to overlook the recordings, but to do so would be a mistake. Dream Weaver is a fully realized project by a band – a real band – in which each member has a unique part of the whole to contribute.

Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 1 - West Coast Days (2016) {SHM-CD UCCU-5769 rec 1946-1947}

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Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 1 - West Coast Days (2016) {SHM-CD UCCU-5769 rec 1946-1947}

Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 1 - West Coast Days (2016) {SHM-CD UCCU-5769 rec 1946-1947}
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© 1946-47, 2016 Dial / Universal Japan | UCCU-5769
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

The Kansas City alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, who was to post-second-world-war jazz what Louis Armstrong had been to its first wave, is as likely to be remembered today for his heroin habit and early death than for his exquisite and melodically stunning improvising. If that era's jazz is like journalism, Parker was its acutely observant war reporter, who kept coming back from the front of his own exploding world with new stories to tell.

Roland Hanna - Destry Rides Again (1959) {Atlantic-Wounded Bird Records WOU108 rel 2007}

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Roland Hanna - Destry Rides Again (1959) {Atlantic-Wounded Bird Records WOU108 rel 2007}

Roland Hanna - Destry Rides Again (1959) {Atlantic-Wounded Bird Records WOU108 rel 2007}
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© 1959, 2007 Atco / Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU108
Jazz / Hard Bop / Cool / Piano

When Destry Rides Again, with music by Harold Rome, became a hit on Broadway, it was not a surprise that certain A&R men saw possibilities in producing jazz treatments of selections from this musical. Both Randy Weston and Sir Roland Hanna were prodded into doing albums of Rome's songs from the play, while Weston made a point to encourage Mosaic not to include it in a boxed set they compiled, Hanna passed away prior to this 2007 Wounded Bird reissue, so he didn't have a voice in the decision.

Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}

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Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}

Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}
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© 1967, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27265 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The Charles Lloyd Quartet was (along with Cannonball Adderley's band) the most popular group in jazz during the latter half of the 1960s. Lloyd somehow managed this feat without watering down his music or adopting a pop repertoire. A measure of the band's popularity is that Lloyd and his sidemen (pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Jack DeJohnette) were able to have a very successful tour of the Soviet Union during a period when jazz was still being discouraged by the communists. This well-received festival appearance has four lengthy performances including an 18-minute version of "Sweet Georgia Bright" and Lloyd (who has always had a soft-toned Coltrane influenced tenor style and a more distinctive voice on flute) is in top form.

Bob Albanese Trio with Ira Sullivan - One Way / Detour (2009) {ZOHO ZM 200905}

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Bob Albanese Trio with Ira Sullivan - One Way / Detour (2009) {ZOHO ZM 200905}

Bob Albanese Trio with Ira Sullivan - One Way / Detour (2009) {ZOHO ZM 200905}
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© 2009 ZOHO Music | ZM 200905
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano / Saxophone

In Chicago bop circles, Ira Sullivan's name has commanded the type of respect that Chicagoans have given the likes of Gene Ammons and Johnny Griffin. Mention Sullivan's name to the local jazz connoisseurs who have spent countless nights hanging out at the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase, or Andy's, and you're likely to hear a very enthusiastic dissertation about the Washington, D.C.-born trumpeter/reedman's contributions to jazz in the Windy City – which is ironic in light of the fact that Sullivan moved from Chicago to Florida back in 1960. Nonetheless, his name still carries so much weight on Chicago's jazz scene that some Chicagoans (and non-Chicagoans as well) will want to acquire Bob Albanese's One Way/Detour simply because of Sullivan's presence.

Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}

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Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}

Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}
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© 1973, 2013 Cadet / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9983
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Mr. Bojangles pairs Sonny Stitt with arranger Don Sebesky for one of the smoothest and most mainstream-facing dates of the saxophonist's career. Sebesky's luminous treatments underscore the elegance of Stitt's soulful alto and tenor leads–Roland Hanna's graceful electric piano leads the music even closer to funk, but the overall emphasis is more on atmosphere than rhythm. The material likewise spotlights ballads and slow-burn groovers, borrowing liberally from the pop charts for tunes including "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Ben"–even War's "The World Is a Ghetto" simmers instead of boils.

Gene Harris Quartet - Like A Lover (1992)

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Gene Harris Quartet - Like A Lover (1992)

Gene Harris Quartet - Like A Lover (1992)
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Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4526 | 00:58:48

Pianist Gene Harris' 1992 quartet (with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Harold Jones) explores ten wide-ranging selections on this CD. But despite the very different chord changes, they are able to infuse the music with so much soul that the results are consistently bluesy. Among the tunes that Harris and his group explore are Horace Silver's "Strollin'", "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "Jeannine", "You Make Me Feel So Young", and "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams". An excellent effort.

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}

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Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of The Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}
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© 1954, 1986 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-113
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

The independent jazz reissue label Mosaic Records garnered a rightful reputation as industry leaders and enthusiast favorites with deluxe and strictly limited-edition packages such as this one. The contents of this four-LP/three-CD collection are derived from two performances during the summer of 1954 and feature the Chet Baker Quartet: Baker (trumpet/"boom bam" percussion), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), and Bob Neel (drums). The two performances – recorded July 21 at Santa Cruz's Civic Auditorium and August 10 at The Tiffany Club in Los Angeles, respectively – are presented chronologically.

Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance (2004) {Galaxy GCD-95004-2 rec 1978-83}

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Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance (2004) {Galaxy GCD-95004-2 rec 1978-83}

Johnny Griffin - Bush Dance (2004) {Galaxy GCD-95004-2 rec 1978-83}
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© 1978-83, 2004 Galaxy / Fantasy | GCD-95004-2
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Johnny Griffin has (at least since the mid-'50s) been one of the masters of the tenor sax although consistently underrated. This studio session is one of his great achievements, particularly a fascinating (and cleverly constructed) 17-minute version of "A Night in Tunisia." Whether it be his own "The Jams Are Coming" or a lyrical version of the veteran ballad "Since I Fell for You," Griffin (joined here by guitarist George Freeman, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Albert Heath and percussionist Kenneth Nash) is inspired and quite creative throughout this highly recommended gem.