Andre Williams & The Sadies - Night & Day (2012) {Yep Roc Records YEP-2269}

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Andre Williams & The Sadies - Night & Day (2012) {Yep Roc Records YEP-2269}

Andre Williams & The Sadies - Night & Day (2012) {Yep Roc Records YEP-2269}
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© 2012 The Sadies / Yep Roc Records | YEP-2269
Blues / Garage Rock / Soul-Blues / Alternative Country / Detroit Blues

Toronto alt-country garage rockers the Sadies began sessions for Night & Day with legendary punk-blues wildman Andre Williams in 2008. At that time, Williams was in his seventies and dealing with a plethora of legal troubles as well as pretty heavy substance abuse issues. Eventually the sessions were put on hold while he worked through his legal problems and cleaned up. A few years later, the two factions reconvened to finish work on the album, and the difference in Williams' demeanor and state of being was, as they say, "night and day." This album continues the team-up that began with 1999's collaborative Red Dirt album, and casts Williams' dead center as a greasy narrator or unfiltered barker, humbly backed by the Sadies' respectable but comparatively squeaky clean, garagey (occasionally fiddle-driven) country-blues.

Art Farmer - Art Farmer Quintet At Boomers (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

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Art Farmer - Art Farmer Quintet At Boomers (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Art Farmer - Art Farmer Quintet At Boomers (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
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© 1976, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9172
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Flugelhorn

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Although flugelhornist Art Farmer permanently moved to Europe in 1968, he has returned many times to the United States to play. For this live LP (recorded for East Wind and released domestically by the defunct Inner City label), Farmer joins up with tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins for lengthy versions of Charlie Parker's blues "Barbados," "I Remember Clifford," "'Round Midnight" and "Will You Still Be Mine." The group had not rehearsed beforehand but rehearsals were not really needed for these hard bop veterans and even an uptempo version of the ballad "Will You Still Be Mine" comes off quite well.

Renata Fusco & Massimo Lonardi - Animali In Musica Nel Rinascimento, Il Bestiario Di Leonardo (2012) {Discantica 255}

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Renata Fusco & Massimo Lonardi - Animali In Musica Nel Rinascimento, Il Bestiario Di Leonardo (2012) {Discantica 255}

Renata Fusco & Massimo Lonardi - Animali In Musica Nel Rinascimento, Il Bestiario Di Leonardo (2012) {Discantica 255}
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© 2012 La Bottega Discantica | Discantica 255
Classical / Renaissance / Vocal / Lute

Songs by Maddalena Casulana, Giulio Cesare Barbetta, Vincenzo Capriola, Francesco da Milano, Baldassarre Donato, Paolo Fonghetti, Stefano Lando, Pietro da Lodi, Giacomo Gorzanis-The interpreters of this CD have compiled a small musical zoology based on the "Fables" of Leonardo da Vinci and the "Bestiario", in turn based on the "Historia Naturale" by Plinio. The vocal passages that constitute the sound commentary to the Leonardesque writings contain various references to the animal world, while the Researchers and Fantasies for lute alone are interspersed as preludes or interludes to the sequnza of the compositions.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Ellington Suites (1959, 1972) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 29of33}

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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Ellington Suites (1959, 1972) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 29of33}

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - The Ellington Suites (1959, 1972) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 29of33}
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© 1959, 1971-72, 2013 Pablo / Concord | 40th Anniversary of Pablo Records | OJC-34614-02
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on September 17, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks (some previously unreleased), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the prolific Beverly Hills-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1970s and '80s.

Joe Harriott Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Suite (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27472}

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Joe Harriott Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Suite (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27472}

Joe Harriott Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Suite (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27472}
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© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27472 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / World / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. At long last, Caribbean saxophonist Joe Harriott's classic collaboration with Calcutta composer and conductor John Mayer is back in print on this Koch CD reissue of the original Atlantic LP from 1967. In England in the 1960s, Harriott was something of a vanguard wonder on the order of Ornette Coleman. And while the comparisons flew fast and furious and Harriott was denigrated as a result, the two men couldn't have been more different. For one thing, Harriott was never afraid to swing. This work, written and directed by Mayer, offered the closest ever collaboration and uniting of musics East and West.

Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra - Inspiration (1999) {RCA-Victor 74321-64717-2}

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Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra - Inspiration (1999) {RCA-Victor 74321-64717-2}

Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra - Inspiration (1999) {RCA-Victor 74321-64717-2}
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© 1999 RCA-Victor / BMG France | 74321-64717-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Experimental Big Band / Avant-Garde Jazz

INSPIRATION was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group. Prior to Inspiration, Sam Rivers hadn't recorded for a major label in nearly 20 years, and he hadn't cut a studio session in two decades. That doesn't mean he was inactive; he was teaching, playing, and giving concerts but never recording. Aware that many of Rivers' big-band compositions – not only his recent material, but some earlier works as well – had never been given the proper treatment, saxophonist Steve Coleman helped arrange a recording contract with BMG, with the end result being the astonishing Inspiration album.

John Zorn - Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman (1989) {Warner-Pioneer Japan WPCP-3615}

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John Zorn - Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman (1989) {Warner-Pioneer Japan WPCP-3615}

John Zorn - Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman (1989) {Warner-Pioneer Japan WPCP-3615}
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© 1989 Elektra Musician / Warner-Pioneer Japan | WPCP-3615
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz

John Zorn teams up with fellow altoist Tim Berne, bassist Mark Dresser and both Joey Baron and Michael Vatcher on drums to perform 17 Ornette Coleman tunes which range chronologically from 1958's "Disguise" to four selections from 1987's In All Languages. The performances are concise with all but four songs being under three minutes and seven under two, but the interpretations are unremittingly violent. The lack of variety in either mood or routine quickly wears one out. After about ten minutes, boredom sets in, although, when taken in short doses, the performances have the potential of shocking (or at least annoying) most listeners.

Morton Feldman - Piano - Marianne Schroeder (1990) {hat ART CD 6035}

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Morton Feldman - Piano - Marianne Schroeder (1990) {hat ART CD 6035}

Morton Feldman - Piano - Marianne Schroeder (1990) {hat ART CD 6035}
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© 1990 Hat Hut Records | hat ART CD 6035
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Avant-Garde / Minimalism

This first postmortem volume of the piano works of the Morton Feldman is an important one. Rather than attempt to be a complete representation of his work, it instead reveals the development of his aesthetic: From silence to silence, so to speak. The earliest work, from 1952, is "Intermission 5," where chance operation still had a small place in Feldman's work, but the notion that music is nothing but organized silence and must return to the stillness was already present. These graphic notational scores, made of blocks and lines shaded and hollow with other symbols, left much to the discernment of the musician playing the score, duration of pitch, timbre, etc.

The Grassella Oliphant Quartette - The Grass Roots (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

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The Grassella Oliphant Quartette - The Grass Roots (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

The Grassella Oliphant Quartette - The Grass Roots (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1965, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27340 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Groove / Drums

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The Grass Roots pairs the only two recordings drummer Grassella Oliphant ever released as a leader. He was a solid sideman in the 1950s with Sarah Vaughan, and then later with singer Gloria Lynne and organist Shirley Scott. Both these titles were released on Atlantic. The first, The Grass Roots, features saxophonist Harold Ousley, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, and bassist Ray McKinney.

Wes Montgomery & The Wynton Kelly Trio - The Unissued 1965 Half Note Broadcasts (2013) {Jazz On Jazz 244555}

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Wes Montgomery & The Wynton Kelly Trio - The Unissued 1965 Half Note Broadcasts (2013) {Jazz On Jazz 244555}

Wes Montgomery & The Wynton Kelly Trio - The Unissued 1965 Half Note Broadcasts (2013) {Jazz On Jazz 244555}
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© 1965, 2013 Jazz On Jazz Records | 244555
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

This release presents two complete never before heard 1965 radio broadcasts from the Half Note in New York, showcasing the great Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio. The pianist’s trio featured Jimmy Cobb on drums, and two different bassists, Ron Carter and Larry Ridley, replacing the regular member Paul Chambers, who for some reason couldn’t attend the shows. These performances took place a few months before the well-known recordings made by Montgomery and Kelly for Verve at the same venue, issued as Smokin’ at the Half Note.

Martin Bartlett - Pythagoras' Ghost (1993) {Front 001}

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Martin Bartlett - Pythagoras' Ghost (1993) {Front 001}

Martin Bartlett - Pythagoras' Ghost (1993) {Front 001}
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© 1993 Western Front Society | FRONT 001
Classical / Modern Classical / Experimental / Avant-Garde / Electronic / Modern Composition

The title piece on this CD is for four electronic wind instruments and contains sections that are lighthearted, even goofy in their sense of humor ("Akousmata - ear whisperings," "Xenomelophilia - love of strange melodies") one movement of elegant transparency ("Chromopneuma - breath colours"), and a tiny pedantic march ("Gymnosophia - naked philosophies or nude philosophers"). My favorite work is "The Arrival Of Sir John Franklin In Paradise" (1988) for a wonderful variety of synthesized sounds surrounding and supporting Bartlett's chanting and sometimes electronically-modified voice on texts from Dante. A composer with a definitely original manner.

Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle (1979) {2009 2CD Set 30th Anniversary Beggars Banquet Remaster}

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Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle (1979) {2009 2CD Set 30th Anniversary Beggars Banquet Remaster}

Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle (1979) {2009 2CD Set 30th Anniversary Beggars Banquet Remaster}
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© 1979, 2009 Beggars Banquet | BBQCD 2063
New Romantic / New Wave / Synth Pop / Electronic

The Pleasure Principle was the point where the singer became a huge international solo star, even reaching the Top 10 in the United States with 'Cars' and Top 20 with the album. The Pleasure Principle pioneered electronic pop music on a new scale it was a much bigger success worldwide than Kraftwerk's releases or anything from the influential but still relatively 'culty' Bowie/Eno Berlin trilogy. And the fact that it was different and had a major impact in US Numan performed 'Cars' and 'Praying To The Aliens' in front of 40 million people on the Saturday Night Live Show means that there.

Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Joe Gallivan - Cruel But Fair (1977) {One Way Records OW 31373 rel 1995}

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Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Joe Gallivan - Cruel But Fair (1977) {One Way Records OW 31373 rel 1995}

Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Joe Gallivan - Cruel But Fair (1977) {One Way Records OW 31373 rel 1995}
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© 1977, 1995 Compendium Records / One Way Records | OW 31373
Jazz / Experimental / Post Bop / Art Rock / Modern Creative

Alto saxophonist Elton Dean and bassist Hugh Hopper established their reputations with the groundbreaking jazz-rock band Soft Machine in the '70s and have continued to be strong forces in the British free-jazz scene. On this excel1ent 1995 release, they team up with pianist Keith Tippett and drummer Joe Gallivan to create a wide-ranging program of bristling, exploratory jazz and innovative electronic music.

Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker - Dizzy's Big 4 (1974) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 30of33}

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Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker - Dizzy's Big 4 (1974) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 30of33}

Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker - Dizzy's Big 4 (1974) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 30of33}
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© 1974, 2013 Pablo / Concord | 40th Anniversary of Pablo Records | 0888072346116
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on September 17, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks (some previously unreleased), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the prolific Beverly Hills-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1970s and '80s.

John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte - Downtown Lullaby (1998) {Depth Of Field DOF2}

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John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte - Downtown Lullaby (1998) {Depth Of Field DOF2}

John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte - Downtown Lullaby (1998) {Depth Of Field DOF2}
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© 1998 Depth Of Field | DOF 2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative

By the time this was recorded, in 1998, the participants were virtual éminence grises of the downtown New York City scene, but this was the first occasion for the four of them to play together as a quartet (although all but Zorn had been members of Horvitz's band the President). The pieces derive their titles from the addresses of erstwhile performing spaces largely in the East Village and Soho, most of which had their heydays in the loft jazz explosion of the late '70s. All of the cuts are improvised by the group, and the perhaps surprising aspect is how much of the vibe is closer to late Miles Davis than to the free improv aesthetic practiced in the titles' points of reference.