Friedemann - Aquamarine (1990) {Narada Equinox ND-63017}

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Friedemann - Aquamarine (1990) {Narada Equinox ND-63017}

Friedemann - Aquamarine (1990) {Narada Equinox ND-63017}
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© 1990 Narada Equinox | ND-63017
Jazz / Contemporary Instrumental Music / Guitar

According to an old legend, the blue Beryll (aquamarine) comes from the treasure of a mermaid. Blue creates an atmosphere of tranquility. It is the colour of inspiration and infinity. Colour and Music are phenomena of vibration. The music on this album has been inspired by the magic of the aquamarine. It is a combination of hardness and translucence, gentleness and strength, serenity and depth. (Friedemann). Best audiophile CD of all times (AUDIO, 1997). The perfect recording (STEREOPLAY, 1990).

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Free For All (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5047 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

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Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Free For All (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5047 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Free For All (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5047 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1964, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5047
Jazz / Hard Bop

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Hardly a free for all at all – as the album's a masterpiece of focus and direction, and a classic set from the sextet lineup of the Jazz Messengers! The album's a real feather in the mid-60s cap of Art Blakey –and features an expanded sound from the quintet era of his group – with a sublime horn lineup that features Wayne Shorter on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – all gliding along these soaring piano lines from Cedar Walton! Reggie Workman works some real magic on bass, too – and the tracks are all very long – with titles that include "Free For All" and "Hammer Head" – both written by Shorter – plus "The Core", by Hubbard, and a beautiful version of Clare Fischer's "Pensativa".

Sonny Sharrock & Nicky Skopelitis - Faith Moves (1991) {CMP Records CMPCD52 rec 1989-90}

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Sonny Sharrock & Nicky Skopelitis - Faith Moves (1991) {CMP Records CMPCD52 rec 1989-90}

Sonny Sharrock & Nicky Skopelitis - Faith Moves (1991) {CMP Records CMPCD52 rec 1989-90}
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© 1991 CMP Records | CMP CD 52
Jazz / Fusion / Avant-Garde Jazz / Guitar

Recorded over the course of 1989 and 1990, Faith Moves is a series of duets between Sonny Sharrock and stringed-instrument whiz Nicky Skopelitis, whose taste for world music lends these sessions an exotic flair. The format is actually somewhat similar to Sharrock's Guitar album, where he accompanied himself on some fairly basic compositions that allowed him to soar into an overdubbed stratosphere. Here, of course, he has a partner, but the execution is oftentimes pretty similar, especially on the first half of the album. Six of the nine selections are studio improvisations, with overdubs added later to flesh out the sound or emphasize Sharrock's themes.

Joe Bushkin - Three Classic Albums Plus (2013) {2CD Avid Jazz AMSC1097}

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Joe Bushkin - Three Classic Albums Plus (2013) {2CD Avid Jazz AMSC1097}

Joe Bushkin - Three Classic Albums Plus (2013) {2CD Avid Jazz AMSC1097}
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© 2013 Avid Jazz | AMSC1097
Jazz / Traditional Jazz / Piano

AVID Jazz here presents three classic Joe Bushkin albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'After Hours'; 'Piano Moods'; 'Brad Gowans and his New York Nine' plus radio transcriptions, plus three tracks from 'The Jazz Keyboards' plus several tracks from the 78 era. Joe Bushkin plays jazz from the old school having come up in the late thirties where he began playing at the Famous Door on 52nd Street, New York before going on to play with the likes of Bunny Berigan, Muggsy Spanier, Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman, Tommy Dorsey and Louis Armstrong to name but a few greats! Across our selections Joe can be heard playing with the likes of Barney Kessel, Harry Babasin, Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, Sid Weiss and Morey Feld. All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered.

Edward Elgar & Arnold Bax - For The Fallen - Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (2017) {Digital Download CDHLL7544}

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Edward Elgar & Arnold Bax - For The Fallen - Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (2017) {Digital Download CDHLL7544}

Edward Elgar & Arnold Bax - For The Fallen - Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (2017) {Digital Download CDHLL7544}
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© 2017 Hallé Concerts Society | CD HLL 7544
Classical / Early 20th Century

The latest release in Hallé’s award winning series of recordings of works by Elgar couples his last great choral work with a fascinating collection of works which similarly remember the departed. Previous Elgar choral releases of The Dream of Gerontius (CDHLD7520), The Kingdom (HLD7526) and The Apostles (CDHLD7534) were universally acclaimed, winning numerous awards, including a Gramophone Award for each release. The largely overlooked The Spirit of England is arguably Elgar’s last great choral work. Thematically linked to The Dream of Gerontius the work sets texts from WWI poets and was premiered in sections during 1916 and 1917. In tone it is close to the melancholy of the Cello Concerto and Britten referred to its music as displaying “a personal tenderness and grief” as well as “genuine splendour”.

Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone (1961) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9254}

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Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone (1961) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9254}

Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone (1961) {2015 Japan Impulse! Classics 50 Series UCCI-9254}
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© 1961, 2015 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCI-9254
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trombone

One of the best non-Blue Note albums from the early years of trombone giant Curtis Fuller – a definite cooker that more than lives up to its title! At his best, Fully often played his instrument with a style that was more like a trumpet than trombone – isolated notes, sharp sense of rhythm, and an ability to match energy of all his top-shelf contemporaries – which is a key thing here, as the lineup includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, and Cedar Walton on drums – almost like a Jazz Messengers album from the time that Fuller was in the group, but without Art Blakey. The whole album's wonderful – and titles include "The Clan", "Newdles", and "Ladies Night" – plus a hard hitting rendition of "Dear Old Stockholm" which runs for 9 minutes.

Miles Davis - Amsterdam Concert (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10141 rel 2005}

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Miles Davis - Amsterdam Concert (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10141 rel 2005}

Miles Davis - Amsterdam Concert (1957) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10141 rel 2005}
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© 1957, 2005 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10141
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

One of the least known Miles Davis recordings around, this release contains the complete Amsterdam Concertgebouw Broadcast recorded on December 8, 1957 with the talented tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen and the René Urtreger quartet. A recording which has remained virtually unavailable on any format for decades, Lone Hill Jazz is proud to put this hidden gem back into circulation. Although the sound quality is imperfect, the outstanding performances by the musicians most notably Miles himself more than make up for it.

John Abercrombie & Don Thompson - Witchcraft (1991) {Justin Time JUST16-2 rec 1986}

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John Abercrombie & Don Thompson - Witchcraft (1991) {Justin Time JUST16-2 rec 1986}

John Abercrombie & Don Thompson - Witchcraft (1991) {Justin Time JUST16-2 rec 1986}
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© 1986, 1991 Justin Time Records | JUST 16-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar / Bass / Piano

For followers who bemoan guitarist John Abercrombie's tendency to record rather adventurous albums with an often electronically treated tone, Witchcraft will be a delight. On this duo recording with bassist Don Thompson (who also plays piano on three tracks), the guitarists' sound is untreated, and the repertoire is standards. The two play well together, and there are some lovely moments on the record. The title track finds Abercrombie using the differing tonal qualities of his guitar's open strings to give the melody a unique interpretation.

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (2018) {4CD Set Columbia 88985448392 rec 1960}

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Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (2018) {4CD Set Columbia 88985448392 rec 1960}

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (2018) {4CD Set Columbia 88985448392 rec 1960}
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© 1960, 2018 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 8898544839
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Cool / Modal Music / Trumpet / Saxophone

More than 50 years after Miles Davis and John Coltrane embarked on one last tour of Europe together, fans can finally own this crucial piece of history on The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, available everywhere today. This 4CD set features, for the first time in an authorized release, five breathtaking performances recorded in Paris, Stockholm and Copenhagen on the Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour of spring 1960.

Sun Ra - Mayan Temples (1990) {Black Saint 120121-2}

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Sun Ra - Mayan Temples (1990) {Black Saint 120121-2}

Sun Ra - Mayan Temples (1990) {Black Saint 120121-2}
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© 1990 Black Saint | 120121-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Progressive Jazz

One of the finest Sun Ra recordings from his final years, this effort is particularly recommended due to the many Ra keyboard solos and John Gilmore features, the latter of which include a tenor showcase on "Opus In Springtime." Trumpeters Michael Ray and Ahmed Abdullah, altoist Marshall Allen and singer June Tyson also have their spots, and the repertoire consists of ten Ra originals (including a remake of "El Is the Sound of Joy") and three standard ballads. Overall, this is a fine all-around studio set. Recommended.

Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}

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Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}

Mal Waldron - In Retrospect (1982) {Baybridge Records Japan TECW-20694 rel 1998}
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© 1982, 1998 Baybridge Records Japan | TECW-20694
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Mal Waldron is accompanied by a trio of Japanese players for this fine album, recorded in Japan in 1982. As the title suggests, it's a look back, celebrating one of Waldron's key influences, Thelonious Monk. "Blue Monk" is given a relaxed and regal treatment, as Waldron's bedrock chording supports the higher register melody played in tandem on piano and sax. The set as a whole has a bluesy feel to it, with "I Can't Get Started" gliding along as gracefully as a solitary ice skater in a light snowfall. Waldron's varied discography has found him recording for numerous labels, especially in the '70s and '80s, and this date didn't find a U.S. release until eight years after it was recorded; however, it's well worth adding to any Waldron collection.

Phronesis - Alive (2010) {Edition Records EDN1021}

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Phronesis - Alive (2010) {Edition Records EDN1021}

Phronesis - Alive (2010) {Edition Records EDN1021}
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© 2010 Edition Records | EDN1021
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Trio

Flawless in execution, and driven by some of the most infectious and compelling music written in recent years, ‘Alive’ demonstrates an openness that is not always achievable in a studio setting. It is this telepathic empathy between the players and their collective desire to take the music in new directions that prompted Jon Newey (Editor of Jazzwise Magazine), to describe them in live performance as ‘the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST’.

Curtis Mosby and Henry Starr - Recorded On The West Coast And London, 1924-1939 (1996) {Jazz Oracle BDW8003}

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Curtis Mosby and Henry Starr - Recorded On The West Coast And London, 1924-1939 (1996) {Jazz Oracle BDW8003}

Curtis Mosby and Henry Starr - Recorded On The West Coast And London, 1924-1939 (1996) {Jazz Oracle BDW8003}
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© 1924-39, 1996 Jazz Oracle | BDW 8003
Jazz / Early Jazz

Most of this CD is the complete output by Curtis Mosby & His Dixieland Blue Blowers, one of the top jazz bands active in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Although the soundtrack from its appearance in the 1929 movie Hallelujah is not here, this disc has the first-time release of two numbers from a scratchy 1924 test pressing. Otherwise, the eight selections and four alternate takes from 1927-1929 are full of spirit and strong musicianship, with highlights including "Weary Stomp," "Whoop 'Em Up Blues," "Blue Blower's Blues," "Hardee Stomp," and three versions of "Tiger Stomp."

John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

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John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

John Coltrane - The Bethlehem Years (1957) {2014 2CD Set Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}
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© 1957, 2014 Solid Records Japan / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6151
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics, and bonus tracks. Features original cover artwork. The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session type record, cut with some of the big poll winners of the year, but with shorter tracks than the usual Prestige-styled set of that nature. The lineup includes Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones – and Coltrane's a bit buried in the group, but gets out some nice licks from time to time.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) - A Portrait (2017) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 375 rec 1983-2013}

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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) - A Portrait (2017) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 375 rec 1983-2013}

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) - A Portrait (2017) {8CD Set Ricercar RIC 375 rec 1983-2013}
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© 2017 Ricercar / Outhere Music | RIC 375
Classical / Baroque

Georg Philipp Telemann is one of the composers whose cause Ricercar has always championed with fervour. To commemorate the 250th anniversary of his death, Ricercar now presents a reissue of its vast repertory, which makes up a complete portrait of the output of this inspired contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach: his sonatas, trios, fantasias, concertos and suites written for all sorts of instruments are accompanied by several sacred compositions, cantatas, and a St Matthew Passion which, like a number of other works in the set, is released on disc for the first time.