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Paul Quinichette - For Basie (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-978-2 rel 1998}

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Paul Quinichette - For Basie (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-978-2 rel 1998}

Paul Quinichette - For Basie (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-978-2 rel 1998}
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© 1957, 1998 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-978-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette, who had played with the Count Basie Orchestra in the early 1950's, was a virtual soundalike of Lester Young in the 1950's. On the first of two Prestige sets that pay tribute to Basie, Quinichette is teamed up with four fellow Basie alumni (trumpeter Shad Collins, guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page and drummer Jo Jones) plus pianist Nat Pierce who comes as close as anyone to sounding like Count.

Jimmy Heath Sextet - The Thumper (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-1828-2 rel 1994}

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Jimmy Heath Sextet - The Thumper (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-1828-2 rel 1994}

Jimmy Heath Sextet - The Thumper (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-1828-2 rel 1994}
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© 1959, 1994 Riverside / Fantasy | OJCCD-1828-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Jimmy Heath at age 33 made his recording debut as a leader on this Riverside session which has been reissued on CD in the OJC series. The hard bop tenor-saxophonist is in superior form, contributing five originals (of which "For Minors Only" is best known), jamming with an all-star sextet (including cornetist Nat Adderley, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath) and taking two standards as ballad features. The excellent session of late '50s straightahead jazz is uplifted above the normal level by Heath's writing.

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}

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Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}
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© 2009 Marston | 53009-2
Classical / Vocal / Opera / Historic Recording

Giacomo Meyerbeer was one of the most important composers in Paris during the mid-1800s. He is considered the founder of the French Grand Opera and his works dominated the French stage. Meyerbeer changed the face of opera in Paris, and yet, much criticism is directed toward him and much of his music is seldom heard today. This 3-CD set is the first of two volumes, which together honor Meyerbeer and reacquaint the listener with his marvelous music and some very interesting singing. These two volumes contain at least one version of every recorded Meyerbeer excerpt sung by French singers.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) [2CD+DVD] {2009 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition}

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) [2CD+DVD] {2009 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) [2CD+DVD] {2009 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition}
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Subs: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Nederlands, Italiano
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© 1959, 2009 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697 39852 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano / Saxophone

The first million-selling jazz album in history. With Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello, "Time Out" is one of the best-loved records in jazz. Upon its release, the LP reached number two in the U.S charts and stayed there for more than three years. "Take Five", with its 5/4 “Take Five rhythm” became an instrumental jazz staple and a surprise radio hit, entering the record books as the first million-selling jazz instrumental single on the Billboard Hot 100. “Blue Rondo à la Turk” also became an instant classic.

Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]

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Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]

Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]
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Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Stash | # ST-CD-21 | Time: 01:00:48

This CD released for the first time the soundtrack of two of Charlie Parker's appearances on television. Some of the music and talking is trivial and loose but a few of the performances are quite unique and Bird is heard with a variety of intriguing groups. From 1949 Parker plays a fine version of "Lover" and helps trumpeter Shorty Sherock on "I Can't Get Started" but is drowned out by Sidney Bechet on an uptempo blues. From 1952 Bird gets featured on "Anthropology" and participates in a "Bop vs. Dixieland" blues with trumpeters Max Kaminsky and Miles Davis, trombonists Kai Winding and Will Bradley and clarinetist Joe Marsala; everyone gets to solo. This interesting CD concludes with Bird in fine form in 1954 with a quintet that also includes trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, material not available elsewhere.

The Ray Conniff Singers - Christmas With Conniff (1959)

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The Ray Conniff Singers - Christmas With Conniff (1959)

The Ray Conniff Singers - Christmas With Conniff (1959)
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Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Christmas | Label: Columbia | # CK 8185 | Time: 00:31:01

Christmas with Conniff is Ray Conniff's first holiday record, and it remains one of his very best efforts in that genre. His light, pretty, signature touch is perfectly suited to Christmas music, and he and his singers make such carols and holiday songs as "Frosty the Snowman," "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Jingle Bells," "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and "Silver Bells" irresistible easy listening. Perfect background music for any holiday event.

Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}

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Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}

Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}
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© 1947-49, 2012 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1335
Jazz / Be Bop / Bop / Saxophone

Bird was like the sun, giving off the energy we drew from him… In any musical situation, his ideas just bounded out, and his inspired anyone who was around. The aim of 'The Complete Charlie Parker', compiled for Frémeaux & Associés by Alain Tercinet, is to present (as far as possible) every studio-recording by Parker, together with titles featured in radio-broadcasts. Private recordings have been deliberately omitted from this selection to preserve a consistency of sound and aesthetic quality equal to the genius of this artist.

Peggy Lee - The Man I Love `57 & If You Go `61 (1997)

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Peggy Lee - The Man I Love `57 & If You Go `61 (1997)

Peggy Lee - The Man I Love `57 & If You Go `61 (1997)
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Vocal Jazz

Digitally remastered edition of 2LP's on a single CD of two truly classic albums from one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. Miss Lee made more than 700 recordings and more than 60 albums. Her own favorite album, 'The Man I Love,' was recorded in 1957 with arrangements by Nelson Riddle and an orchestra conducted by Frank Sinatra . 'If You Go' includes laid back themes with stunnning arrangements from Quincy Jones.

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Blowin' Country (1958) {Capitol}

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Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Blowin' Country (1958) {Capitol}

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Blowin' Country (1958) {Capitol}
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Genre: Hard Bop, West Coast Jazz

West Coast jazz of the 1950s has long had a bad reputation in jazz history books and among East Coast jazz writers who have stereotyped it as an overarranged and bloodless music best heard in movie soundtracks of the era. In reality, it was a multifaceted style, a smoothing of bebop's rough edges that could often be hard-swinging even with its quiet rhythm sections. Two of the finest West Coast players of the '50s were Bud Shank and Bob Cooper. Shank, a cool-toned altoist who on this 1998 CD also plays flute and tenor, appeared on many dates with Coop, who triples here on tenor, bass clarinet and oboe.

Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance (1956) {Blue Note CDP 7 84462 2 rel 1991}

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Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance (1956) {Blue Note CDP 7 84462 2 rel 1991}

Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance (1956) {Blue Note CDP 7 84462 2 rel 1991}
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© 1956, 1991 Transition / Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 84462 2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with Dennis Charles) is joined by Steve Lacy on a few tracks. The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. This is probably best heard on one of the album's highlights – a 9 minute solo reading of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"!

Frank Rosolino - Four Horns And A Lush Life (1956) [Japanese Edition 2000] (Repost)

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Frank Rosolino - Four Horns And A Lush Life (1956) [Japanese Edition 2000] (Repost)

Frank Rosolino - Four Horns And A Lush Life (1956) [Japanese Edition 2000]
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Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-62052)

Russ Garcia was a popular arranger in the mid-'50s, often working with some of the best jazz artists of the day. On this session for Bethlehem, he conducts an octet with four trombonists (including Maynard Ferguson, Frank Rosolino, Herbie Harper and Tommy Pederson), plus baritone saxophonist Dick Houlgate, pianist Marty Paich, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Stan Levey. Most of Garcia's cool arrangements are of standards, while his "I'll Never Forget What's Her Name (The Lo-est)" is a barely disguised reworking of the chord changes to "Fine and Dandy." Obviously, the trombonists are the primary focus of the solos, though Paich, Houlgate and Mitchell get a chance to get in a few licks of their own. Garcia's use of a trombone choir is very effective in the warm treatment of "Lush Life" and a cooking "What Is This Thing Called Love."

Charlie Parker - The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert (1952) {Jazz Classics Records CD-JZCL-5014 rel 1996}

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Charlie Parker - The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert (1952) {Jazz Classics Records CD-JZCL-5014 rel 1996}

Charlie Parker - The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert (1952) {Jazz Classics Records CD-JZCL-5014 rel 1996}
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© 1952, 1996 Jazz Classics Records | CD-JZCL-5014
Jazz / Be Bop / Bop / Saxophone

There aren't many live recordings of Bird during his string-section period, which would usually feature his regular quintet as the rhythm section. Aside from the famous Carnegie Hall concert of 1950, much of what exists boasts atrocious sound quality. One of those was Parker's performance at a dance with both his quintet and a string section at New York City's Rockland Palace in 1952. With Walter Bishop on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, Mundell Lowe on guitar (replacing the trumpet that would normally spell Bird on solos), and Max Roach on drums, the string section works the same charts as the studio versions, but Parker's solos are – as always – inventive and often differ from their better-known incarnations.

Hadda Brooks - Jump Back Honey: The Complete OKeh Sessions (1952-1953) {Columbia-Legacy CK65081 rel 1997}

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Hadda Brooks - Jump Back Honey: The Complete OKeh Sessions (1952-1953) {Columbia-Legacy CK65081 rel 1997}

Hadda Brooks - Jump Back Honey: The Complete OKeh Sessions (1952-1953) {Columbia-Legacy CK65081 rel 1997}
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© 1952-53, 1997 OKeh / Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 65081
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Piano Blues / Boogie / Piano

She was best known as a boogie-woogie piano player in the late 1940s, but this first-time CD reissue focuses on Hadda Brooks' brilliantly sophisticated, laidback vocal material in the 1950s. These songs don't carry the dirgelike sentiments of most blues, but more of a euphoric look at life and love. There are rocking dancers such as "Jump Back Honey" and "Brooks Boogie" among tasteful ballads such as "I Went To Your Wedding" and saucy midtempos like "Time Was When."

Mickey Baker - Return Of The Wildest Guitar (2018)

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Mickey Baker - Return Of The Wildest Guitar (2018)

Mickey Baker - Return Of The Wildest Guitar (2018)
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Blues, R'n'B, Rock'n'Roll | Label: Jasmine Records

Mickey Baker was one of the most versatile and technically proficient players of the 1950s New York studio scene where he made his initial impact. He is best known though for his pop/R&B outings as one half of the duo, Mickey & Sylvia whose recordings can be found on the Jasmine collection 'Love Is Strange' (JASMCD3093).

William Kapell - Broadcasts and Concert Performances 1944-1952 (2016) {3CD Set Marston 53021-2}

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William Kapell - Broadcasts and Concert Performances 1944-1952 (2016) {3CD Set Marston 53021-2}

William Kapell - Broadcasts and Concert Performances 1944-1952 (2016) {3CD Set Marston 53021-2}
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© 1944-52, 2016 Marston | 53021-2
Classical / Piano

William Kapell, 1922-1953, is a name that still resonates with pianophiles more than 60 years after his tragic death in an airplane crash near San Francisco. We are pleased to announce a three-CD set of Kapell performances that have never been issued on CD. In fact more than two thirds of the set is previously unpublished in any form. Among the highlights are two 1952 half-hour studio broadcasts from New York's WQXR that have only recently come to light. The set will also include a 1949 performance of Richard Strauss's Burleske, a 1951 performance of Debussy's Suite Bergamasque, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat with the Fine Arts Quartet dating from the same year. The booklet will include several photos that have not previously been published and an unpublished piece on Kapell by pianist Raymond Lewenthal, 1923-1988.