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Bill Jennings & Jack McDuff - Glide On (1999) {Prestige PRCD-24234-2 rec 1959-1960}

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Bill Jennings & Jack McDuff - Glide On (1999) {Prestige PRCD-24234-2 rec 1959-1960}

Bill Jennings & Jack McDuff - Glide On (1999) {Prestige PRCD-24234-2 rec 1959-1960}
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© 1959-60, 1999 Prestige Records / Fantasy | PRCD-24234-2
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ

Bill Jennings' guitar was integral to the sound of jazz organ pioneers Bill Doggett and Wild Bill Davis. His dry, twangy, swinging sound was also part of organist Jack McDuff's transitional first release as a leader, Brother Jack. Here Jennings is in the spotlight on a compilation of his 1959 date, Enough Said, and 1960's Glide On. The lineup is actually the same as on Brother Jack: McDuff, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Alvin Johnson on drums. Jennings' brother, Al, joins in on the later set, contributing second guitar and some effective work on vibes.

Wolfgang Schneiderhan - The 1950s Concerto Recordings (2004) {5CD Set, Deutsche Grammophon 477 5263}

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Wolfgang Schneiderhan - The 1950s Concerto Recordings (2004) {5CD Set, Deutsche Grammophon 477 5263}

Wolfgang Schneiderhan - The 1950s Concerto Recordings (2004) {5CD Set, Deutsche Grammophon 477 5263}
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© 2004 Deutsche Grammophon | 477 5263
Classical / Concerto / Violin

This 5CD set features the then Deutsche Grammophon "house fiddler" in brilliant performances of Vivaldi, Tartini, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Martin Violin Concertos. In some of my previous reviews of box sets in the OM series, I have been critical of what the powers that be at UNI have done in terms of their selection of material, but here they got it almost perfect.

Dave Pell Octet - Plays Burke & Van Heusen (1953) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD504 rel 2000}

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Dave Pell Octet - Plays Burke & Van Heusen (1953) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD504 rel 2000}

Dave Pell Octet - Plays Burke & Van Heusen (1953) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD504 rel 2000}
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© 1953, 2000 Kapp Records / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 504
Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

The Dave Pell Octet was one of the great West Coast jazz-style cool combos of the 1950s. This CD reissues the band's two Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen albums. Lucy Ann Polk sings eight of the 16 selections, and she is a major asset, displaying a relaxed, straightforward, basic, and winning approach, warmly uplifting each song. The arrangements are by Shorty Rogers, Wes Hensel, Bill Holman, Bob Enevoldsen, Jack Montrose, Med Flory, Jim Emerson, and Buddy Bregman.

Yusef Lateef - Prayer to the East (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0210 rel 1993}

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Yusef Lateef - Prayer to the East (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0210 rel 1993}

Yusef Lateef - Prayer to the East (1957) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0210 rel 1993}
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© 1957, 1993 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0210
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bebop / Flute / Saxophone

A half-a-century following its original release, Prayer to the East by Yusef Lateef remains a seemingly blessed moment of creative interaction between American modern jazz and the music of the so-called Arab East, the latter evoked in essences ranging from snippets of traditional musical scales to picture postcards of Tunisian nightlife. The second half of the '50s was a busy period for Lateef, at that time under contract to the Savoy imprint. This album as well as three others were all cut in October of 1957, establishing as much documentation as could ever be needed of a transition from a player in the swing context of bandleaders such as Lucky Millinder and Hot Lips Page to a bold adventurer.

Bobby Jaspar - Phenil Isopropil Amine (1958) {EmArcy 837 207-2 rel 1988}

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Bobby Jaspar - Phenil Isopropil Amine (1958) {EmArcy 837 207-2 rel 1988}

Bobby Jaspar - Phenil Isopropil Amine (1958) {EmArcy 837 207-2 rel 1988}
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© 1958, 1988 EmArcy / Barclay / Polygram France | 837 207-2
Jazz / Bop / Straight-ahead Jazz / Flute

Bobby Jaspar recorded this album December 19 and 20, 1958 at the Hoche studio, Paris. While this was recorded in Paris, Bobby had been living in the US for two years. What makes the album special to me is the laid back feel that reminds me more of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Jaspar did a collaboration with Milt Jackson the year before ( Bags & Flutes ), which may account for the way this session was produced. It also features Bobby exclusively on flute, further giving it that MJQ feel. Contrast this album with his saxophone playing on Cool Jazz Sounds (a great compilation by the way) and you will hear what I am talking about.

George Wallington - Trios and Septet (1951) {Savoy Jazz ‎SV-0136 rel 1991}

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George Wallington - Trios and Septet (1951) {Savoy Jazz ‎SV-0136 rel 1991}

George Wallington - Trios and Septet (1951) {Savoy Jazz ‎SV-0136 rel 1991}
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© 1949-51, 1991 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia Japan | ‎SV-0136
Jazz / Bop / Piano

George Wallington's technique was huge. When he played, especially with a trio, he filled the space around him with tons of piano. He and his instrument were front and center. But over and above the sheer virtuosity was Wallington's profound joy in playing. Across the ten trio tracks on this Savoy CD, Wallington shares that joy with the listener, not only with his playing but with writing that brims over with melody and invention. Best known as the writer of Godchild, immortalized on Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool, on these tracks he contributes eight top-flight originals in a more purely bop vein.

John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}

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John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}

John Coltrane - Interplay (2007) {5CD Box Set Prestige PRCD5-30204 rec 1956-58}
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© 1956-58, 2007 Prestige / Concord | PRCD5-30204 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Interplay, Prestige Records' new 5-CD set, containing early collaborative recordings of the peerless tenor saxophonist and visionary John Coltrane, serves two distinct purposes. The first is to offer an extraordinary collection of music that provides an excellent overview of the modern jazz scene during the fertile 1956-1958 period. The other - and arguably more important purpose to the legions of Coltrane faithful - is its rich delineation of the evolutionary process behind one of the most profoundly important and emotionally compelling artists this planet has ever seen.

Miles Davis - Young Miles (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX 17 rec 1945-1950}

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Miles Davis - Young Miles (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX 17 rec 1945-1950}

Miles Davis - Young Miles (2001) {4CD Set, Proper Records PROPERBOX 17 rec 1945-1950}
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© 2001 Proper Records | PROPERBOX 17
Jazz / Bop / Trumpetz

This box set contains 82 tracks recorded by Miles Davis between 1945 and 1950. Miles' spark of genius was already apparent right from the start, and it's clear after listening to this set why Prestige gave him a lucrative recording contract which he would fulfill from 1951-1956 on his way to super-stardom. His distinctive sound on the trumpet is unmistakable here, even as a twenty year old…a sound that would delight the world for decades! This set is solid gold, filled with nuggets of beautiful jazz from start to finish. Many people may be content to limit their early Miles Davis collection to the Complete Birth Of The Cool CD, and that's fine, but you'll be missing out on lots of great music from one of the finest jazz artists of the 20th century!! The sound quality on this box set is great, save for a handful of recordings that are a little garbled but were included anyway because the playing is so beautiful.

Buddy Collette & Chico Hamilton - Tanganyika (1956) {Dig--V.S.O.P. #20 CD rel 1993}

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Buddy Collette & Chico Hamilton - Tanganyika (1956) {Dig--V.S.O.P. #20 CD rel 1993}

Buddy Collette & Chico Hamilton - Tanganyika (1956) {Dig–V.S.O.P. #20 CD rel 1993}
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© 1956, 1993 Dig / Tampa / V.S.O.P. Records | V.S.O.P. #20 CD / Tampa #34
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Reeds / Drums

The cover and the title tend to make you think you're going to experience something like Herbie Mann's 'Sugarloaf - Jazz Impressions Of Brazil', a musical reaction to a country and its culture, but that's not really what's on offer here. Sure, there is a track called 'Tanganyika' and another called 'Jungle Pogo Stick' and a third titled 'A Walk On The Veldt' but their connection to Tanganyika (Tanzania) or any other part of Africa is pretty hard to discern. No matter, because what we have here is a great session from the Capital Records Studios in Hollywood CA on Oct 11, 1956 with Buddy Collette and John Anderson blowing up a storm, driven along by Chico Hamilton on drums and with some very sympathetic guitar from Jim Hall.

Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity (1958) [Reissue 1995]

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Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity (1958) [Reissue 1995]

Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity (1958) [Reissue 1995]
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Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7243 8 32093 2 3)

As Dizzy Reece's first album for Blue Note, Blues in Trinity goes a long way to establish the trumpeter's signature sound. Reece doesn't take chances stylistically; he prefers to stay within the confines of hard bop. Nevertheless, he has a bold, forceful sound that simply burns with passion. Even on slower numbers, there's a fire to his playing that keeps Blues in Trinity from being predictable. The high quality of the album is even more impressive given the recording circumstances. The English-based Reece was playing in Paris at the time, and he assembled a sextet featuring the vacationing British musicians Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone) and Terry Shannon (piano), visiting American stars Donald Byrd (trumpet) and Art Taylor (drums), and Canadian bassist Lloyd Thompson, who was playing in Paris with Zoot Sims…

Jimmy Witherspoon - Goin' To Kansas City Blues (1957) {RCA Victor--Mosaic MCD-1011 rel 2007}

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Goin' To Kansas City Blues (1957) {RCA Victor--Mosaic MCD-1011 rel 2007}

Jimmy Witherspoon - Goin' To Kansas City Blues (1957) {RCA Victor–Mosaic MCD-1011 rel 2007}
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© 1957, 2007 RCA Victor / Mosaic Records / Sony BMG | MCD-1011
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Jump Blues / Vocal / Urban Blues

A reunion of sorts with McShann, with whom Witherspoon had sung for four years in the late '40s. A relaxed, swinging set that bisects jazz and blues, it holds no great surprises, but 'Spoon fans will find this an enjoyable and accomplished record. About half of the material was penned by McShann or Witherspoon, including "Blue Monday Blues" (Witherspoon's adaptation of "Kansas City Blues") and a remake of "Confessin' the Blues."

Art Simmons - Art Simmons Quartet (1956) {Universal Music 276 675-4 rel 2011}

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Art Simmons - Art Simmons Quartet (1956) {Universal Music 276 675-4 rel 2011}

Art Simmons - Art Simmons Quartet (1956) {Universal Music 276 675-4 rel 2011}
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© 1956, 2011 Boite A Musique / Universal Music France | 276 675-4
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano

Amazing work from a player we barely know – American pianist Art Simmons, really smoking here in a late 50s session from Paris! The date's got a nicely rough-edged feel – but really avoids any of the bluesy cliches that could sometimes creep in when players like this hit the French scene. And instead, there's a sprightly modern feel to the music – a mixture of Art's hard-yet-lyrical piano lines with the guitar of Terry Donahue – supported by the great rhythm team of Bill Crow on bass and Dave Bailey on drums!

Jimmy Smith - Standards (1959) {Blue Note 21282, Ron McMaster, rel 1998}

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Jimmy Smith - Standards (1959) {Blue Note 21282, Ron McMaster, rel 1998}

Jimmy Smith - Standards (1959) {Blue Note 21282, Ron McMaster, rel 1998}
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© 1957-59, 1998 Blue Note / Capitol Records | 7243 8 21282 2 9
Jazz / Hard Bop/ Soul Jazz / Organ

Jimmy Smith's "Standards" album is a delightful look at the greatest of all jazz organists in a relaxed trio setting. Recorded over three sessions from 1957-59, "Standards" is not a greatest hits type collection. If anything it should be viewed as a companion piece to "Home Cookin" (much like "The Sermon" and "House Party" go together) as both CDs derive most of their material from 7/15/58 and 5/24/59 sessions. Like so many jazz releases, all the upbeat numbers from the recording dates went to one title ("Home Cookin") and all the contemplative ballads to another (originally on vinyl as "On The Sunny Side" and now on CD as "Standards", as it should be noted that the last half of "Standards" had never previously been issued.)

John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set, Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}

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John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set, Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}

John Coltrane - Fearless Leader (2006) {6CD Box Set, Prestige PRCD6-30059-6 rec 1957-1958}
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© 1957-58, 2006 Prestige / Concord | PRCD6-30059-2 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

In celebration of John Coltrane's 80th birthday, Concord Music Group is now proud to present Fearless Leader, a special 6-CD boxed set focusing on his Prestige Records output as a band leader (1957-1958). This is the FIRST-EVER COMPREHENSIVE BOXED SET focusing on John Coltrane's Prestige Records output as a band leader. This BEAUTIFUL 6-CD boxed set is adorned with RARE PHOTOGRAPHS of John Coltrane as well as an EXTENSIVE 64-PAGE BOOKLET featuring COMPLETE ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION and liner notes by noted music historians RICHARD S. GINELL and LEWIS PORTER. Also features ORIGINAL SESSION NOTES and fully reproduced ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK. Features noted sidemen RED GARLAND, PAUL CHAMBERS, DONALD BYRD, JIMMY COBB, FREDDIE HUBBARD and ART TAYLOR. 24-BIT REMASTERING from the Original Analog Master Tapes.

VA - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) (1957) {1990 Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) (1957) {1990 Columbia} **[RE-UP]**

VA - West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) (1957) {1990 Columbia}
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Genre: musical

This is the original 1957 Broadway cast album for West Side Story. Released by Columbia Records, this CD is from the 1990 pressing.