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Sonny Stitt - The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (1952-65) {9CD Box Set Mosaic MD9-208 rel 2001}

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Sonny Stitt - The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (1952-65) {9CD Box Set Mosaic MD9-208 rel 2001}

Sonny Stitt - The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (1952-65) {9CD Box Set Mosaic MD9-208 rel 2001}
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© 1952-65, 2001 Mosaic Records / Capitol / EMI | MD9-208 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Under the watchful eye of famed producer Michael Cuscuna, this nine-CD set serves as a compilation of Stitt's 1950s and 1960s Roost LPs. This release also features a 28-page booklet consisting of comprehensively annotated liners. Moreover, the record label does its best to convey the artistic element via a series of black-and-white photos of Stitt and his sidemen amid anecdotes by many of the late saxophonist's affiliates. Interestingly enough, seven of the original LPs did not list personnel. In some instances, guesses were made, although most of these tracks are well-documented, thanks to the producer's diligence and painstaking research. Artists such as drummer Roy Haynes, bassist/composer Charles Mingus, and pianist Harold Maber represent but a few of Stitt's accompanists.

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Brubeck Time (1955) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

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Dave Brubeck Quartet - Brubeck Time (1955) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Brubeck Time (1955) [Reissue 2009]
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Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (88697491932)

This LP introduced Paul Desmond's beautiful ballad "Audrey" and found the early Dave Brubeck quartet (with pianist Brubeck, altoist Desmond, bassist Bob Bates, and drummer Joe Dodge) making a rare studio recording; up to this point all of their most popular records were club performances. With fresh versions of such songs as "Jeepers Creepers," "Pennies from Heaven," and "A Fine Romance," this music is certainly worth acquiring.

Oscar Peterson - The Complete Songbooks 1951-1955 (2007) {6CD Box Set United Archives NUA04}

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Oscar Peterson - The Complete Songbooks 1951-1955 (2007) {6CD Box Set United Archives NUA04}

Oscar Peterson - The Complete Songbooks 1951-1955 (2007) {6CD Box Set United Archives NUA04}
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© 1951-55, 2007 United Archives | NUA04
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

The Songbooks inherited from the musical tradition of Broadway are at the epicentre of Oscar Peterson´s musical culture; this was also the case for the one he regarded as a master : Art Tatum. It was to the extent that Oscar Peterson recorded them twice. The first time was at the beginning of 1950s principly as a Trio with guitar and double bass, then a second time with double bass and drums a few years later. It is this first wonderful remastered series that is presented to you here. Technical mastery, irresistible swing, constant inventivness and a remarkable complicity with Ray Brown, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis characterise this sum of inexhaustible richness.

Andre Previn - Previn At Sunset (1945-1946) {1201 Music-Black Lion 9029-2 rel 2001}

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Andre Previn - Previn At Sunset (1945-1946) {1201 Music-Black Lion 9029-2 rel 2001}

André Previn - Previn At Sunset (1945-1946) {1201 Music-Black Lion 9029-2 rel 2001}
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© 1945-46, 2001 1201 Music / Black Lion | 9029-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Standards / Show Tunes / Trad Jazz / Piano

André Previn was just 16 years old when he recorded the earliest numbers on Previn at Sunset, but he was already a brilliant pianist and a busy arranger at the MGM studios. Most (but not quite all) of the recordings that he made for the Sunset and Monarch labels, among the earliest in his career, are here. A major swing stylist who had not yet been affected by bop, Previn is heard on some unaccompanied solos; in three different trios with such sidemen as guitarists Dave Barbour or Irving Ashby, bassists John Simmons, Eddie Safranski, or Red Callender, and drummer Lee Young; and a couple of jam tunes ("All the Things You Are" and "I Found a New Baby") with a sextet also either Buddy Childers or Howard McGhee on trumpet, altoist Willie Smith, and Vido Musso on tenor. The small group swing performances are quite enjoyable, and the teenage pianist easily keeps up with the other, more famous players.

Miles Davis - All Stars Recordings (2000) {Definitive Records DRCD 11164 rec 1947-1950}

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Miles Davis - All Stars Recordings (2000) {Definitive Records DRCD 11164 rec 1947-1950}

Miles Davis - All Stars Recordings (2000) {Definitive Records DRCD 11164 rec 1947-1950}
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© 1947-50, 2000 Definitive Records / Disconforme | DRCD 11164
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

This CD is a compilation of some of Miles Davis's earliest recordings as a sideman from the late 1940s. His formative years are represented here in a large group setting. The groups featured here are scaled down or actual big bands. This CD is probably most dominated by the arrangements of Tadd Dameron, arguably the definitive arranger-composer of the bop era.

VA - Vintage Music Volumes 1-10 (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Vintage Music Volumes 1-10 (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Vintage Music Volumes 1-10 (1986) {MCA/Steve Hoffman}
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Genre: rock'n'roll, R&B, doo-wop, soul, blues, rock, classic rock

Vintage Music is a compilation series released by MCA Records in 1986. There were 10 volumes when released on vinyl and cassette but the compact disc versions put together two at a time, so there was a total of five CD's in the series: 1 & 2, 3 & 4, and so on. This series was remastered by Steve Hoffman from the best available master recordings, with a few songs taken from versions that had not been heard before. Notable is the version of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" used here.

Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass (1958) {Verve 24bit Master Edition 314 557 545-2 rel 1999}

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Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass (1958) {Verve 24bit Master Edition 314 557 545-2 rel 1999}

Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass (1958) {Verve 24bit Master Edition 314 557 545-2 rel 1999}
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© 1958, 1999 MetroJazz / Verve / PolyGram | 314 557 545-2 | Verve 24bit Master Edition
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Big Brass is an appropiate name for the large ensemble arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins that accompanies the huge sound of Sonny Rollins. The energy within the leader's gospel-flavored shout "Grand Street" is considerable, while a swinging but no less powerful version of George & Ira Gershwin's "Who Cares" features a choice solo by guitarist Rene Thomas. Also added to this compilation are trio recordings with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Specs Wright, including a brilliant leisurely stroll through "Manhattan," along with Rollins' tour de force unaccompanied tenor sax on "Body and Soul."

Nat Adderley Sextet - Much Brass (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-848-2 rel 1995}

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Nat Adderley Sextet - Much Brass (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-848-2 rel 1995}

Nat Adderley Sextet - Much Brass (1959) {Riverside OJCCD-848-2 rel 1995}
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© 1959, 1995 Riverside / Fantasy | OJCCD-848-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Cornet

One of Nat Adderley's finest albums. Sometimes the inclusion of tuba in a small-group modern jazz setting can produce whale-like results among a school of dolphin, but that's not the case here. Tuba man Laymon Jackson doesn't dominate or weigh down the proceedings, but merely gives them another texture. Nat is in fine form; I like his Miles mode on BLUE CONCEPT a lot. Tune selection for the date is also top rate: the two compositions by Duke Pearson (WHAT NEXT? and LITTLE MISS) are especially good. Nat Adderley fans and modern jazz lovers in general should like this ambitious CD very much.

VA - Specialty Sampler (1990) {Sampler Records promo CD}**[RE-UP]**

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VA - Specialty Sampler (1990) {Sampler Records promo CD}**[RE-UP]**

VA - Specialty Sampler (1990)
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Genre: R&B, doo-wop, blues, jazz

Specialty Sampler is a sampler CD Specialty Records released in 1990 to commemorate some of the reissues they were releasing for music on their catalog, covering classic R&B, blues, doo-wop, and jazz. Music from Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Professor Longhair, Clifton Chenier, Larry Williams and many others are featured here.

VA - Songs From The Soda Fountain (2006) {Walgreen's compilation} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Songs From The Soda Fountain (2006) {Walgreen's compilation} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Songs From The Soda Fountain (2006) {Walgreen's compilation}
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Genre: rock'n'roll, R&B, doo-wop

Songs From The Soda Fountain is a compilation CD Rhino Records put together for the Walgreen's chain of drug stores, thus it has the same care as other releases made by the Rhino company. It focuses on music from the 1950's and early 1960's, aimed at the period in the store's history where they expanded their business to many more cities across the nation of United States. Some of the first Walgreen's stores featured soda fountains, where customers could walk in and sit to enjoy a soft drink or milk shake beverage.

Various Artists - Heavy Sugar Second Spoonful: More Pure Essence Of New Orleans R&B (1954-1960) {3CD Fantastic Voyage FVTD131}

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Various Artists - Heavy Sugar Second Spoonful: More Pure Essence Of New Orleans R&B (1954-1960) {3CD Fantastic Voyage FVTD131}

Various Artists - Heavy Sugar Second Spoonful: More Pure Essence Of New Orleans R&B (1954-1960) {3CD Fantastic Voyage FVTD131 rel 2011}
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© 1954-60, 2010 Fantastic Voyage | FVTD131
Rhythm & Blues / Rock ‘n’ Roll / Rockabilly

Following the critical acclaim and enthusiastic response to Heavy Sugar: The Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B, compiler Stuart Colman has dug deep into the city’s unique recording legacy to bring about a sumptuous second helping. In addition to the requisite sourcings, the net has been cast wider still in order to focus on material gleaned from such picayune outlets as Rustone, Pontchartrain, Athens, Winner and Spinett. There is a very good reason for this.

The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (2002)

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The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (2002)

The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (2002)
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Gospel | Label: Bridge Records

A recording of an historic concert, released for the first time! This 1940 concert was part of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. Performing are the legendary Golden Gate Quartet with Josh White, singing Spirituals, Blues and Work Songs. The concert features commentary by Alan Lomax, the poet Sterling Brown, and Alain Locke, the godfather of the Harlem Renaissance. Immediately after this concert, Eleanor Roosevelt engaged White and the Golden Gate to perform at FDR’s inauguration.

The Oscar Peterson Trio - At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival (2017) {JazzTwin 51013 rec 1956 - bonus track}

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The Oscar Peterson Trio - At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival (2017) {JazzTwin 51013 rec 1956 - bonus track}

The Oscar Peterson Trio - At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival (2017) {JazzTwin 51013 rec 1956 - bonus track}
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© 1956, 2017 Verve / JazzTwin Records | 51013
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

This release presents the celebrated LP At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival (Verve MGV-8024) in its entirety. The album showcases Oscar Peterson’s drum-less trio featuring Herb Ellis and Ray Brown live in Ontario, Canada. According to Peterson himself, the group was seldom captured so well on records. A rarely heard reading of “Will You Still Be Mine?” taped by the same trio a couple of months later has been added here as a bonus.

Mahalia Jackson ‎- How I Got Over: The Apollo Sessions 1946-1954 (1998)

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Mahalia Jackson ‎- How I Got Over: The Apollo Sessions 1946-1954 (1998)

Mahalia Jackson ‎- How I Got Over: The Apollo Sessions 1946-1954 (1998)
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Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Westside Records

With three discs featuring a total of 63 tracks, this is Mahalia Jackson's complete output for the Apollo label from 1946 to 1954. These are the recordings that brought Jackson to a national audience right up to her breakthrough with Columbia Records and the ones that literally made gospel recording history. Highlights can be found anywhere the laser beam falls on any of the three discs in this set, but her performances of "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," "In the Upper Room, Pts. 1 & 2" "Move on Up a Little Higher," "What Could I Do," "Ever Me," "I'm Going to Tell God," "Dig a Little Deeper," and "Walk with Me," "In My Home Over There," "Just Over the Hill, Pts. 1 & 2," and "Walking in Jerusalem" are too perfect for words and should simply be in everyone's gospel collection as some of the best the genre has to offer. Marvelous transfers of the original master tapes plus great notes by AMG contributor Opal Louis Nations are just extra icing on the cake to this essential collection.

Mahalia Jackson ‎- The Essential Mahalia Jackson (2004)

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Mahalia Jackson ‎- The Essential Mahalia Jackson (2004)

Mahalia Jackson ‎- The Essential Mahalia Jackson (2004)
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Gospel, Female Vocal | Label: Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings

Mahalia Jackson rewrote the rules for singing gospel in the late '40s by bringing blues phrasing and other secular elements into sacred song, and with her powerful alto, she sang with an immediacy and conviction that are still startling when they break out of the speakers some 30 years after her death. This two-disc set collects tracks from Jackson's long stay at Columbia Records, as well as a few tracks from her previous label, Apollo Records, where she recorded from 1947 until signing with Columbia in 1954.