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Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}

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Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}

Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}
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Pacific Jazz Records / Capitol Records CDP #7243 4 94849 2 4
West Coast Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone Jazz

It is a pity that this 1998 CD reissue (which includes the original liner notes) says nothing about what ever happened to Earl Anderza. The date (which has its original eight selections augmented by "I'll Be Around" and two previously unheard alternate takes) was the altoist's only one as a leader, and he has been little heard from since. Anderza's style, while influenced to an extent by Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, was also touched a little by Eric Dolphy. Standards mix with originals; the oddest aspect of the set is that pianist Jack Wilson switches to harpsichord (not a good move!) on a couple of the numbers. The support by either George Morrow or Jimmy Bond on bass, plus drummer Donald Dean, is subtle and swinging. Earl Anderza clearly deserved better than the total obscurity he found.

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016) [Re-Up]

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Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016) [Re-Up]

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)
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Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Trio Records | # tr595 | Time: 01:02:07

Trio Records proudly presents a 'live' recording of a quartet featuring the incredible US jazz saxophonist Harry Allen recorded at the Watermill Jazz Club with Italian pianist Andrea Pozza, gifted bassist Simon Woolf and ever popular drummer Steve Brown. Fans of the long linage of the saxophone greats will not be disappointed. Harry Allen can be instantly lined up as a disciple of the late Stan Getz, but he has absorbed far more of the jazz saxophone tradition with elements of Hawkins, Webster, Zoot and Al, and elements from one of his teachers Scott Hamilton. However, Harry Allen's voice is very much his own and as fresh as any on the contemporary scene. With a formidable technique and searing sound Harry Allen continues the tradition of the great saxophonists before him. The material on the CD is a straight blowing set ofjazz standards, a couple of great originals penned by Harry Allen and Judy Carmichael and the theme to Star Trek based on the standard Out Of Nowhere.

Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story + Play Porgy & Bess (2012) {2LP on 1CD, Remastered}

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Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story + Play Porgy & Bess (2012) {2LP on 1CD, Remastered}

Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story + Play Porgy & Bess (2012) {2LP on 1CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 455 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 197 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Verve / Universal Music Classics & Jazz #0600753401552

Two classic albums on one CD, 2012 new digital remaster with full original album art in booklet. Oscar Peterson's 1962 album, Oscar Peterson Plays: West Side Story, features the pianist and his trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, reinterpreting compositions from the classic 1961 film version of the Broadway musical. This is a highly engaging album that showcases Peterson's trio at their finest, with some truly inventive takes on such songs as "Somewhere," "Tonight," and "Maria." Oscar Peterson's 1959 album, Play Porgy & Bess, features the pianist and his trio (with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen) explore ten of the stronger themes from George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. It is true that Peterson's version of "Summertime" will not make one forget the classic rendition by Miles Davis with Gil Evans but, as is true with all of these performances, Peterson makes the melodies sound like his own. "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin"' are among the more memorable selections.

Dave Brubeck - Interchanges '54 (1991)

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Dave Brubeck - Interchanges '54 (1991)

Dave Brubeck - Interchanges '54 (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Bop, West Coast Jazz | Label: Columbia | # 467917 2 | Time: 01:02:55

This excellent CD reissues the LP Brubeck Time plus half of Red Hot and Cool. One of the few early studio (as opposed to club) recordings by the early Dave Brubeck Quartet (this version has bassist Bob Bates and drummer Joe Dodge in addition to pianist Brubeck and altoist Paul Desmond), the fine unit performs nine standards plus three new compositions: "Stompin' for Mili," "Audrey" (dedicated to Audrey Hepburn) and Brubeck's classic, "The Duke."

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011) [Re-Up]

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Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011) [Re-Up]

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)
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Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: eOne | # EOM-CD-5157 | Time: 00:57:19

Widely regarded as one of Canada's best jazz singers, Russian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Sophie Milman changes tact slightly for her fourth studio album, In the Moonlight. The twinkling piano chords, shuffling, brushed stroke rhythms, and gentle brass instrumentation which defined her previous output are still very much in evidence, but having traveled to New York to record with producer Matt Pierson (Jane Monheit, Michael Franks), the Juno Award winner has capitalized on the opportunity to expand her sound by inviting a string ensemble on board for the first time in her career. However, avoiding the temptation to smother the timeless, smoky, jazz bar arrangements in layers of bombastic layers of strings, the pair only use their newly recruited musicians sparingly and when needed, with only the Duke Ellington standards "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Day Dream," and the Umbrellas of Cherbourg number "Watch What Happens" offering anything more than the occasional orchestral flourish.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994) [Re-Up]

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Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994) [Re-Up]

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)
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Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 521 867-2 | 01:04:27

Though her career stretched from the '30s to the '80s and she's widely considered possibly the greatest female jazz singer or all time, Ella Fitzgerald will probably forever be best known for a mid-'50s collection of albums collectively called the Songbooks, where she devoted entire albums to the works of such composers as Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington. THE BEST OF THE SONGBOOKS: THE BALLADS is one of the many compilations based on these recordings, and one of the best. From its beautiful, informative packaging to its gorgeously remastered sound, this 16-track, 64-minute collection treats the material with the respect it deserves. The material, of course, is first-rate, wall-to-wall standards from Johnny Mercer's wistful "Laura" to Ellington's sly "Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me." Fitzgerald's performances are equally outstanding, as are the mostly big-band arrangements. This is as good as jazz ballad collections get.

Rob Blakeslee Quintet - Lifeline (1994) {Nine Winds Records NWCD 0147 rec 1992}

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Rob Blakeslee Quintet - Lifeline (1994) {Nine Winds Records NWCD 0147 rec 1992}

Rob Blakeslee Quintet - Lifeline (1994) {Nine Winds Records NWCD 0147 rec 1992}
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© 1992, 1994 Nine Winds Records | NWCD 0147
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Trumpet

The opening ensembles of "Just off the Avenue" at first make it sound as if this is going to be a conventional hard bop quintet date, but that feeling is quickly dispelled. The music becomes progressively freer, and after a fairly straight-ahead trumpet solo from leader Rob Blakeslee (who contributed the five originals), pianist Tad Weed takes the music outside, where it remains during Vinny Golia's baritone solo before the band swings its way out. All five selections are lengthy and they often go in unexpected directions.

Buddy Rich - Mercy, Mercy (1968) {Pacific Jazz ‎CDP854331 rel 1997}

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Buddy Rich - Mercy, Mercy (1968) {Pacific Jazz ‎CDP854331 rel 1997}

Buddy Rich - Mercy, Mercy (1968) {Pacific Jazz ‎CDP854331 rel 1997}
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© 1968, 1997 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 54331 2 2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Mainstream Jazz / Bop / Drums

This CD reissue brings back the finest all-round recording by Buddy Rich's big band. The original version of "Channel 1 Suite" is a classic and contains tenor saxophonist Don Menza's most memorable solo, plus a couple of brilliant improvisations from the explosive drummer/leader. Another highlight is an inventive Phil Wilson arrangement of "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and even "Alfie" (a melodic feature for altoist Art Pepper) and "Ode to Billie Joe" come across well.

Tony Fruscella & Brew Moore - The 1954 Unissued Atlantic Session (1954) {Atlantic--Fresh Sound FSR-CD 660 rel 2011}

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Tony Fruscella & Brew Moore - The 1954 Unissued Atlantic Session (1954) {Atlantic--Fresh Sound FSR-CD 660 rel 2011}

Tony Fruscella & Brew Moore - The 1954 Unissued Atlantic Session (1954) {Atlantic–Fresh Sound FSR-CD 660 rel 2011}
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© 1954-55, 2001 Atlantic / Verve / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 66
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

Never before released in any format! These recordings are among the rarest treasures in jazz, unseen and unheard since Atlantic produced them in 1954, and their release can be considered an event for all the jazz community. This was a relaxed and easy session, essentially valuable for the musicians involved, trumpeter Tony Fruscella (1927-1969), and tenor Brew Moore (1924-1973), most particularly for the former, who died at 42.

John Coltrane Quartet - Live In Austria (1962) {Stash Japan CECC00094 rel 1990}

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John Coltrane Quartet - Live In Austria (1962) {Stash Japan CECC00094 rel 1990}

John Coltrane Quartet - Live In Austria (1962) {Stash Japan CECC00094 rel 1990}
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© 1962, 1990 Stash Records / Century Records Japan | CECC00094
Jazz / Post-Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

This release presents the classic John Coltrane Quartet’s long unavailable 1962 concert in Graz, Austria. This recording comes from historical tapes. Although the sound quality is very good throughout, some small tape imperfections are noticeable, especially during “Impressions”. Every effort has been made to restore them using advanced technologies, but a few couldn’t be corrected without affecting this important music.

The Paris All-Stars - Homage to Charlie Parker (1989) {A&M Records 7502153002 rel 1990}

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The Paris All-Stars - Homage to Charlie Parker (1989) {A&M Records 7502153002 rel 1990}

The Paris All-Stars - Homage to Charlie Parker (1989) {A&M Records 7502153002 rel 1990}
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© 1990 A&M Records | 75021 5300 2
Jazz / Bop / Bebop

The city of Paris celebrated bop and the spirit of Charlie Parker with several days of all-star concerts in 1989, highlighted by this performance featuring eight giants who either played with the late alto saxophonist or built upon the foundation of his contributions, though the repertoire doesn't draw exclusively from Parker's recordings. The concert was led by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, with alto saxophonists Phil Woods and Jackie McLean, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Max Roach. Egos are never apparent as the men joyfully support one another and no one goes out of his way to showboat during a solo.

Hank Jones - Piano Solo (1956) {Savoy--Fresh Sound FSR-CD 483 rel 2008}

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Hank Jones - Piano Solo (1956) {Savoy--Fresh Sound FSR-CD 483 rel 2008}

Hank Jones - Piano Solo (1956) {Savoy–Fresh Sound FSR-CD 483 rel 2008}
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© 1956, 2008 Savoy Jazz / Fresh Sound Recorsd | FSR-CD 483
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

Savoy jazz director, Ozzie Cadena, was the first a&r man to give Hank Jones the amount of record time he deserved. In addition to Jones’s steadying presence as a sideman on many sessions, Cadena saw to it that he was finally brought before a wider audience than at any previous point in his career. This time Cadena chose to present him as a solo performer, an inspired choice, since Jones is a complete jazz pianist in that he can be his own rhythm section if he has to.

Erik Amundsen - Portrait Of A Norwegian Jazz Artist (2006) 2CDs

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Erik Amundsen - Portrait Of A Norwegian Jazz Artist (2006) 2CDs

Erik Amundsen - Portrait Of A Norwegian Jazz Artist (2006) 2CDs
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 741 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 344 Mb | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Label: Gemini Records | # GMOJCD 9909/10 | Time: 02:30:26
Maintsream Jazz, Swing, Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop

Erik Amundsen (1 February 1937 – 22 February 2015) was a Norwegian jazz bassist from Oslo. Amundsen debuted in 1954 within the trio of his brother Arvid Amundsen and within Atle Hammer Sextet. Throughout the 1950s he played within Karl Otto Hoff Trio, Eilif Holm Quartet and released an album with Mikkel Flagstad in 1956. In the 1960s he was involved in European All Stars in Berlin (1961) and was awarded the Buddyprisen in 1962. Amundsen ble nærmest selvsagt på landets jazz-utgivelser, med Karin Krog, Bernt Anker Steen, Erik Andresen, Laila Dalseth, Magni Wentzel, Bjørn Johansen, Jan Berger and Bjarne Nerem. He played regularly at the Metropol Jazz Centre in Oslo, including with international greats such as Bud Powell. After a stroke in 2002, he has not been able to play. In 2006 he was honored by a concert at the club Cosmopolite in Oslo. Almost forty tunes from his work can be heard on the album Portrait of a Norwegian Jazz Artist (2006).

Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - Off Limits (1970) {Polydor--Rearward RW118CD rel 2004}

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Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - Off Limits (1970) {Polydor--Rearward RW118CD rel 2004}

Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - Off Limits (1970) {Polydor–Rearward RW118CD rel 2004}
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© 1970, 2004 Polydor / Rearward | RW118 CD
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Piano / Drums

The Clarke-Boland big band, always a superb group, outdoes even themselves on this outing. They always played with an infectious sass and swagger; here, they sound positively on fire. These arrangements, although filled with Francy Boland's characteristic brilliance, have more "crossover" influence, with musical shouts, squawks, snarls and some funk in the writing. At times I'm reminded of some of the 70's work of the Don Ellis band, although the CBBB is much better. This is also the last recorded performance of lead alto sax player Derek Humble. What a loss to jazz music his passing was.

Shorty Rogers - You Shorty, Me Tarzan! (1959) {MGM--Giant Steps GSCR032 rel 2010}

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Shorty Rogers - You Shorty, Me Tarzan! (1959) {MGM--Giant Steps GSCR032 rel 2010}

Shorty Rogers - You Shorty, Me Tarzan! (1959) {MGM–Giant Steps GSCR032 rel 2010}
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© 1956-59, 2010 MGM / Giant Steps Records / Cherry Red Records | GSCR 032
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Stage & Screen / Trumpet

Assembled is the rare percussive soundtrack to Tarzan the Ape Man that featured the likes of Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Frank Rosolino and other famed West Coasters. Said Shorty: "At first, I was slightly apprehensive when MGM approached me to write and record the soundtrack for a Tarzan movie, but I needn't have concerned myself. They just said, make it exciting with plenty of drumming, and left me alone to get on with it. So I approached it as if I was really making a new Giants album, which is what it really was. I don't want to sound discourteous, but the album we made was much better that the actual movie". Also included is an equally rare 'live' appearance by the Big Band version of the Giants from an appearance on the TV show the Stars of Jazz.