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Ned Rothenberg - Ghost Stories (2000) {Tzadik TZ 7061}

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Ned Rothenberg - Ghost Stories (2000) {Tzadik TZ 7061}

Ned Rothenberg - Ghost Stories (2000) {Tzadik TZ 7061}
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© 2000 Tzadik | TZ 7061 | Tzadik Composer Series
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Modern Creative / World Fusion

A downtown mainstay for twenty years, composer/multi-woodwind performer Ned Rothenberg makes his Tzadik debut with a stunning CD of chamber music. Acclaimed for work in a wide variety of contexts from the multi-metric funk of his Double Band to the large chamber jazz of Power Lines, Rothenberg here shows both range and focus in works for unprecedented instrumentations that have epic scope. Asian and western instruments combine in scores mixing improvised solo features with through-composed ensembles. Ghost Stories is one of Rothenberg's most accomplished works.

John Zorn & Banquet Of The Spirits - Caym: Book Of Angels, Volume 17 (2011) {Tzadik TZ 7388}

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John Zorn & Banquet Of The Spirits - Caym: Book Of Angels, Volume 17 (2011) {Tzadik TZ 7388}

John Zorn & Banquet Of The Spirits - Caym: Book Of Angels, Volume 17 (2011) {Tzadik TZ 7388}
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© 2011 Tzadik | TZ 7388 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Klezmer / World Traditions Music / Percussion

Banquet of the Spirits is the tight touring band of Cyro Baptista, one of the world's most creative percussionists and one of Zorn's oldest friends and closest collaborators. The veteran of dozens of Zorn film scores, game pieces, bands, tours and compositions. Produced and arranged by the upcoming young bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, who approaches the music with profound understanding, a wild imagination and indefatigable creativity, it features a dynamic band of young lions, truly the very best of the new generation. Each track tounching upon a different world tradition, this dynamic CD brings Zorn's lyrical compositions to life like never before.

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}

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Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978) {Koch Jazz KOC-CD-7871 rel 1998}
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© 1978, 1998 Koch Jazz / Sony Music | KOC-CD-7871
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

R.I.P. Arthur. In Memoriam. Given the urban title of alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe's debut Columbia album, it's quite a shock when he and his red-hot band of collaborators that include James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, flutist James Newton, bassist Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette open with the decidedly funky Latin breaks on "Down San Diego Way." It's not a vamp and it's not a misleading intro, the first of four tracks showcases not only the deep versatility of the rhythm section, but Blythe's own gift as both a composer and as a soloist. He states the melody, handing off the harmonics to Ulmer and Newton and then flies high into the face of its chosen changes, allowing the beat to change under him several times before bringing back a theme and letting Ulmer solo.

Egberto Gismonti & Nana Vasconcelos - Duas Vozes (1985) {ECM 1279}

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Egberto Gismonti & Nana Vasconcelos - Duas Vozes (1985) {ECM 1279}

Egberto Gismonti & Nana Vasconcelos - Duas Vozes (1985) {ECM 1279}
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© 1985, 2008 ECM Records | ECM 1279
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Brazilian Jazz / Guitar / Percussion

"Aquarela do Brasil," an unofficial anthem of Brazil, may have received literally thousands of different version and interpretations, but even then, Egberto and Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos (his sole accompanist here) were able to devise an extremely original version, which opens with an unassuming stylized samba introduction, slowly bringing elements which conduce the listener to the piece's identification. Egberto is very fond of percussive attacks and ethereal configurations, both acquiring superior importance in his music, not being necessarily attached to or supportive for a musical theme or melody.

Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}

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Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}

Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}
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© 1965, 2002 Limelight / Universal Japan | Mini LP | UCCM-9095 | 24bit remastered
Jazz / Cool Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Fluegelhorn / Vocal Jazz

Although Chet Baker's recordings from late in his life varied dramatically in quality, this series of studio sessions is a high point in his career. After having his trumpet stolen, he plays beautifully with a borrowed flügelhorn throughout most of these songs with a powerful tone, especially on "Baby Breeze" and Hal Galper's intense "This Is the Thing." Baker delivers some strong vocals on the session led by pianist Bobby Scott, though Scott's huge hit "A Taste of Honey" is marred somewhat by his odd honky tonk piano in the background.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}

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Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}
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© 1959, 2006 Jazzland / Victor Japan | 20bit K2 mastering | Mini LP | VICJ-41545
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet

This is a very under-rated album. The complaints are that the strings are too syrupy, yet one of Chet's most critically successful albums was Chet With Strings. This album is just as good as that one or Grey December, which also has strings. In fact, while all the songs are very good, it's worth buying just for Sammy Cahn's "I Should Care", Chet playing the BEST version of that song I have ever heard, with a GREAT string arrangement!! If you like Chet, even casually, you can't go wrong with this charming album.

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin (1963) {2011 Roost Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series TOCJ-50190}

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Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin (1963) {2011 Roost Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series TOCJ-50190}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin (1963) {2011 Roost Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series TOCJ-50190}
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© 1963, 2011 Roost / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50190 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Sonny Stitt goes Latin – and the results are tremendous! The set's still got all the soulful feel of the best Stitt sessions for Roost, but it brings in some nice Latin rhythms too – inflecting things with that blend of soul jazz and congas you might find over at Prestige or Blue Note, yet also taking things further, too – given the Roost/Roulette connection to the New York Latin scene! Sonny plays both alto and tenor, and gets jazzy accompaniment from Thad Jones on trumpet – but the rhythm section is the real charmer here – and features a young Chick Corea on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and the trio of Willie Bobo, Patato Valdes, and Chihuaua Martinez on percussion! Most tunes are originals – a great change from the usual Latinized standards you might find on a set like this – and Stitt's got this nicely exotic tone in his reeds which is a further highlight of the record – almost a Yusef Lateef inflection at points.

Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1976) {A&M 397 001-2}

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Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1976) {A&M 397 001-2}

Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1976) {A&M 397 001-2}
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© 1976, 1989 A&M Records / Polydor / PolyGram | 397 001-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Funk / Trumpet

If Eternal Rhythm was Don Cherry's world fusion masterpiece of the '60s, then Brown Rice is its equivalent for the '70s. But where Eternal Rhythm set global influences in a free jazz framework, Brown Rice's core sound is substantially different, wedding Indian, African, and Arabic music to Miles Davis' electrified jazz-rock innovations. And although purists will likely react here the same way they did to post-Bitches Brew Davis, Brown Rice is a stunning success by any other standard. By turns hypnotic and exhilarating, the record sounds utterly otherworldly: the polyrhythmic grooves are deep and driving, the soloing spiritual and free, and the plentiful recording effects trippy and mysterious.

Stephane Grappelli - I Hear Music (1970) {2000 RCA Victor 74321796242}

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Stephane Grappelli - I Hear Music (1970) {2000 RCA Victor 74321796242}

Stephane Grappelli - I Hear Music (1970) {2000 RCA Victor 74321796242}
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© 1970, 2000 RCA Victor / BMG | 74321796242
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Violin / Piano

Derived from the "RCA Victor" period of the violinist, this collection dates from 1970 and presents the sympathetic quartet of Grappelli, made up of collaborators entirely dedicated to the art of the violinist. Marc Hammeler (piano) is inventive, Jack Sewing (double bass) has a warm sound, and Kenny Clarke, on drums, unveils a talent already known. He even joins a piano to accompany Grappelli on a very beautiful "Body and Soul".

Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}

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Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}

Kenny Barron - What If (1986) {ENJA 24bit Master Edition rel 2008}
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© 1986, 2008 ENJA Records | ENJA 24bit Master Edition | ENJ-2142 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Although brief at just over 42 minutes long, this is a satisfying effort from pianist Kenny Barron. His second Enja release documents a quintet consisting of trumpeter Wallace Roney, tenor saxophonist John Stubblefield, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Victor Lewis. The entire quintet is showcased on four Barron originals, the haunting melody of "Phantoms," the freebop of the title track, the relaxed swing of "Voyage," and the lovely waltz "Lullabye."

Stan Getz - Dynasty (1971) {2CD Verve Originals Series 0602517920651 rel 2009}

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Stan Getz - Dynasty (1971) {2CD Verve Originals Series 0602517920651 rel 2009}

Stan Getz - Dynasty (1971) {2CD Verve Originals Series 0602517920651 rel 2009}
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© 1971, 2009 Verve | Verve Originals Series | 0602517920651
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

When Stan Getz visited Paris to witness the French Open tennis matches, he would hang out at the Blue Note nightclub to hear how the locals did it, being told their jazz scene was not up to snuff. In London, he would pick up the European band he heard in Paris for an engagement at Ronnie Scott's. Because of his stature, Getz was able to grab the very best musicians the continent could provide, in this case the brilliant Belgian guitarist René Thomas, organist Eddy Louiss from Martinique, and French classical and jazz drummer Bernard Lubat.

Bob Moses - Time Stood Still (1994) {Gramavision R2 79493}

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Bob Moses - Time Stood Still (1994) {Gramavision R2 79493}

Bob Moses - Time Stood Still (1994) {Gramavision R2 79493}
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© 1994 Gramavision | R2 79493
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Drums

The first studio release in seven years from drummer/composer Bob Moses, Time Stood Still is one of those potpourris that inspire awe, delight and the occasional moment of bewilderment. Moses has a finger in virtually every stylistic pie: jazz, funk Latin, Hip-hop. Yet his real predilection is for the backbeat, which explains why he avoids his ride cymbal like the plague and employs both an upright and electric bassist. The resulting sound is bottom-heavy and mostly irresistible.

Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}

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Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}

Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}
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© 2001 ACT Music | ACT 9281-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Jazz / Trombone / Piano

It was through the influence of Landgren and Svensson’s former teacher Bengt-Arne Wallin, who recorded the landmark album “Old Folklore In Swedish Modern” back in 1962 (ACT 9254-2), that Svensson and Landgren were inspired to make a duo album centered around folk songs. In August 1997 both went into the studio and with only trombone and piano recorded Swedish Folk Modern (ACT 9257-2). Their improvised treatments of the classic songs of the folk culture not only impressed the public; it brought praise from the press.

Grant Green - Live At The Lighthouse (1972) {Blue Note CDP 7243 4 93381 2 8 rel 1998}

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Grant Green - Live At The Lighthouse (1972) {Blue Note CDP 7243 4 93381 2 8 rel 1998}

Grant Green - Live At The Lighthouse (1972) {Blue Note CDP 7243 4 93381 2 8 rel 1998}
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© 1972, 1998 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 4 93381 2 8
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Guitar

Some of Grant Green's hottest moments as a jazz-funk bandleader came on his live records of the era, which were filled with extended, smoking grooves and gritty ensemble interplay. Live at the Lighthouse makes a fine companion piece to the excellent Alive!, though there are some subtle differences which give the album its own distinct flavor. For starters, the average track length is even greater, with four of the six jams clocking in at over 12 minutes. That makes it easy to get lost in the grooves as the musicians ride and work them over.

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)

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Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)
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Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Trio Records | # tr595 | Time: 01:02:07

Trio Records proudly presents a 'live' recording of a quartet featuring the incredible US jazz saxophonist Harry Allen recorded at the Watermill Jazz Club with Italian pianist Andrea Pozza, gifted bassist Simon Woolf and ever popular drummer Steve Brown. Fans of the long linage of the saxophone greats will not be disappointed. Harry Allen can be instantly lined up as a disciple of the late Stan Getz, but he has absorbed far more of the jazz saxophone tradition with elements of Hawkins, Webster, Zoot and Al, and elements from one of his teachers Scott Hamilton. However, Harry Allen's voice is very much his own and as fresh as any on the contemporary scene. With a formidable technique and searing sound Harry Allen continues the tradition of the great saxophonists before him. The material on the CD is a straight blowing set ofjazz standards, a couple of great originals penned by Harry Allen and Judy Carmichael and the theme to Star Trek based on the standard Out Of Nowhere.