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Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {Mosaic MD3-122}

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Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {Mosaic MD3-122}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {3CD Set Mosaic MD3-122 rel 1989}
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© 1953-56, 1989 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-122
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

This essential four-LP box set features trumpeter Chet Baker leading his own group during the 1953-1956 period (shortly after the breakup of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet) with pianist Russ Freeman, either Bob Whitlock, Carson Smith, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Bond, or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Bobby White, Larry Bunker, Shelly Manne, Bob Neel, Peter Littman, or Lawrence Marable on drums. Baker is heard at his coolest (mostly before he became influenced by Miles Davis); some of the later selections also feature his first recorded vocals. Because the Mosaic box sets are limited editions, they should be acquired as soon as possible.

Mel Henke - Shock Treatment (1954-55) {2CD Fresh Sound FSR-CD 529 rel 2008}

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Mel Henke - Shock Treatment (1954-55) {2CD Fresh Sound FSR-CD 529 rel 2008}

Mel Henke - Shock Treatment (1954-55) {2CD Fresh Sound FSR-CD 529 rel 2008}
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© 1954-55, 2008 Contemporary / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 529
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

About the things I play: Id say my treatment of tunes should be classed as repertoire rather than a particular jazz style. This is probably due to the fact that years ago when I first started to play jazz, I would imitate various jazz greats such as Earl Hines, Tatum, and Cleo Brown. (She was the first musician Id ever heard who played eight-beat piano.) With imitation we can come close but we never really achieve what we try to achieve by imitation, at least I didnt. So I started to develop each tune as an individual composition rather than trying to play every tune in the same style. I had the best luck with this kind of approach, and now I have a repertoire built up over twenty years Incidentally, I usually write the piano parts out note for note even though when I play I never work from the music. This is a kick I got on years ago. I think we get the sound we do because a lot of our stuff is worked out carefully. It isnt what youd call free improvisation.

Tito Puente - Top Percussion / Dance Mania (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15687 rel 1993}

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Tito Puente - Top Percussion / Dance Mania (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15687 rel 1993}

Tito Puente - Top Percussion / Dance Mania (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15687 rel 1993}
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© 1957, 1993 RCA Victor / Bear Family Records | BCD 15687
Jazz / International Jazz / Latin Jazz/ Cuban Traditions / Mambo / Afro-Cuban Jazz

The mambo has become fashionable again lately, but for Tito Puente it has never gone out of fashion. In 1957 he cut two stellar albums for RCA, but just how good they were didn't become obvious until the advent of the CD. The full, rich sound on these LPs is nothing short of astonishing. This is mambo at its most ecstatic: blasting brass, sensual saxes, and that irresistible Afro-Cuban rhythm section led by Tito, Ray Baretto and Mongo Santamaria. This set contains 23 titles, including 3-D Mambo, Mambo Gozon, Conga Alegre, Hot Timbales…. etc.. Ay! Ay! Ay!

Joe Roland - Joltin' Joe Roland (1954) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0215 rel 1993}

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Joe Roland - Joltin' Joe Roland (1954) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0215 rel 1993}

Joe Roland - Joltin' Joe Roland (1954) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0215 rel 1993}
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© 1954, 1993 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia | SV-0215
Jazz / Bop / Vibes

Other than a Bethlehem album in 1955 and a few obscure titles, all of vibraphonist Joe Roland's recordings as a leader are on this enjoyable CD reissue. Roland, best-known for an early '50s stint with George Shearing's Quintet, was a excellent vibist whose style fell somewhere between Terry Gibbs and Milt Jackson. He is paired in two 1954 quintets with either Freddie Redd (who plays conventional bop) and Wade Legge (sounding at his most eccentric) on piano. However the most memorable set is from 1950 for Roland is joined by guitar (Joe Puma), bass, drums and a string quartet. The writing for the strings (which is uncredited) is quite inventive and, although the strings do not solo, they sound very much like a jazz ensemble. It is particularly interesting to hear this instrumentation playing "Half Nelson," "Dee Dee's Dance" and Roland's original "Sally Is Gone"; guest singer Paula Castle does a fine job on the haunting "Love Is Just a Plaything." Recommended.

James Moody - s/t (a/k/a Off The Record) (1959) {2004 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

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James Moody - s/t (a/k/a Off The Record) (1959) {2004 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

James Moody - s/t (1959) {2004 Verve Music Group}
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Genre: jazz

James Moody is the 1959 self-titled album by James Moody. While technically without a title, the album is sometimes called Off The Record due to how it is listed on the back cover. Originally released by Argo and later reissued on Cadet, this CD was released by Verve Music Group on 22 June, 2004.

Tito Puente - Night Beat / Mucho Puente, Plus (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15686 rel 1993}

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Tito Puente - Night Beat / Mucho Puente, Plus (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15686 rel 1993}

Tito Puente - Night Beat / Mucho Puente, Plus (1957) {RCA-Bear Family BCD 15686 rel 1993}
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© 1957, 1964, 1993 RCA Victor / Bear Family Records | BCD 15686
Jazz / International Jazz / Latin Jazz/ Cuban Traditions / Mambo / Afro-Cuban Jazz

In 1993, Bear Family released Night Beat/Mucho Puente, Plus, which contained two complete albums – Night Beat (1957) and Mucho Puente (1964), both originally released on RCA – by Latin jazz giant Tito Puente on one compact disc.

Don Ewell - Free 'n Easy! (1957) {Good Time Jazz GTJCD-10046-2 rel 2000}

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Don Ewell - Free 'n Easy! (1957) {Good Time Jazz GTJCD-10046-2 rel 2000}

Don Ewell - Free 'n Easy! (1957) {Good Time Jazz GTJCD-10046-2 rel 2000}
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© 1957, 2000 Good Time Jazz / Fantasy | GTJCD-10046-2
Jazz / Stride / Classic Jazz / Piano

This album, recorded the same two days as Man Here Plays Fine Piano, is the equal of its companion. Five pieces are taken as piano solos by Don Ewell (including Jelly Roll Morton's "Chicago Breakdown" and "Just You, Just Me"), "Blue Turning Grey over You" has Ewell joined by drummer Minor Hall and the remaining five numbers are quartet explorations by Ewell, Hall, bassist Pops Foster and the fine New Orleans-style clarinetist Darnell Howard; of the latter tunes "Wolverine Blues" and "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me" are most memorable.

Hampton Hawes - This Is Hampton Hawes Vol. 2: The Trio (1956) {1987 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

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Hampton Hawes - This Is Hampton Hawes Vol. 2: The Trio (1956) {1987 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

Hampton Hawes - This Is Hampton Hawes Vol. 2: The Trio (1956) {1987 OJC}
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Genre: jazz

This Is Hampton Hawes Vol. 2: The Trio is the 1956 album by Hampton Hawes. This CD was released by Original Jazz Classics (OJC)/Fantasy Jazz in 1987 and is remastered by Phil De Lancie.

Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP}**

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Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP}**

Gerry Mulligan/Johnny Hodges - Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1960) {2003 Verve Music Group}
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Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges is the 1960 album by Gerry Mulligan and Johnny Hodges. Originally released on Verve, Mulligan and Hodges are joined by Claude Williamson (piano), Buddy Clark (bass), and Mel Lewis (drums). This is from a CD released by Verve Music Group on 24 June, 2003.

Don Ewell - Music To Listen To Don Ewell By (1956) {Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12021-2 rel 1995}

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Don Ewell - Music To Listen To Don Ewell By (1956) {Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12021-2 rel 1995}

Don Ewell - Music To Listen To Don Ewell By (1956) {Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12021-2 rel 1995}
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© 1956, 1995 Good Time Jazz / Fantasy | GTJCD-12021-2
Jazz / Stride / Classic Jazz / Piano

Stride pianist Don Ewell made three albums for Good Time Jazz during 1956-57 and all are quite enjoyable. This CD reissues the first of his LPs (great title!) and features Ewell on five solos and seven pieces with a trio that also includes clarinetist Darnell Howard and drummer Minor Hall. Ewell is in top form and the many highlights include "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me," Howard's "Bush Street Scramble," "You Took Advantage of Me" and "My Honey's Lovin' Arms.

VA - Jazz Goes To The Movies 1930-1940 (1998)

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VA - Jazz Goes To The Movies 1930-1940 (1998)

VA - Jazz Goes To The Movies 1930-1940 (1998)
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Jazz, Swing, Oldies, Stage & Screen | Label: Timeless Records

"It's a good idea to bring back this musuc from the Middle Ages. There's plenly of suprise in there for today's musicians" –Dizzy Gillespie

Chico Hamilton - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1954-1959) {6CD Mosaic MD6-175 rel 1997}

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Chico Hamilton - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1954-1959) {6CD Mosaic MD6-175 rel 1997}

Chico Hamilton - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1954-1959) {6CD Mosaic MD6-175 rel 1997}
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© 1954-59, 1997 Mosaic / Pacific Jazz / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD6-175
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Bop / Drums / Percussion

The original Chico Hamilton Quintet was one of the last significant West Coast jazz bands of the cool era. Consisting of Buddy Collette on reeds (flute, clarinet, alto, and tenor), guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Carson Smith, and the drummer/leader, the most distinctive element in the group's identity was cellist Fred Katz. The band could play quite softly, blending together elements of bop and classical music into their popular sound and occupying their own niche. This six-CD, limited-edition box set from 1997 starts off with a Hamilton drum solo from a 1954 performance with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet; it contains three full albums and many previously unreleased numbers) by the original Chico Hamilton band and also has quite a few titles from the second Hamilton group (which has Paul Horn and John Pisano in the places of Collette and Hall).

VA - Ragtime to Jazz 1, 1912-1919 (1997)

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VA - Ragtime to Jazz 1, 1912-1919 (1997)

VA - Ragtime to Jazz 1, 1912-1919 (1997)
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Jazz, Ragtime, Oldies | Label: Timeless Records

Tracing the path of turn-of-the-century ragtime and jazz, this collection includes tracks by Wilbur C. Sweatman, W.C. Handy, Harry De Costa & Nick La Rocca, Abe Oleman and Will H. Wyers.

Gene Krupa - ...Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1959) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

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Gene Krupa - ...Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1959) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Gene Krupa - …Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1959) {2005 Verve Music Group}
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Genre: jazz

Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements is the 1959 album by Gene Krupa. Released in 1959 by Verve but recorded in 1958, this comes from the CD released by Verve Music Group on 26 April, 2005.

Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich - The Drum Battle At JATP (1960) {1999 Verve By Request Edition} **[RE-UP]**

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Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich - The Drum Battle At JATP (1960) {1999 Verve By Request Edition} **[RE-UP]**

Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich - The Drum Battle At JATP (1960) {1999 Verve By Request Edition}
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Genre: jazz

The Drum Battle At JATP is a 1960 album by drummers Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich of a "battle" recorded in 1952. This CD is part of the Verve By Request Edition series and was released on 17 August, 1999.