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VA - 40 Christmas Classics (2CD, 2018)

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VA - 40 Christmas Classics (2CD, 2018)

VA - 40 Christmas Classics (2CD, 2018)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:48:00 | 241 Mb / 375 Mb
Genre: Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening / Label: ACROBAT

hristmas has provided a rich seam of subject matter for songwriters to mine over the years, building on a significant repertoire of carols and other religious songs in the traditional arena, and an ever-growing catalogue of secular songs for people to enjoy during a season when music has always been an essential element of the festivities. In the era of the commercial record sales charts, the competition for that elusive Christmas No. 1 hit has often been intense, and some notable seasonal hits have been major sellers over the years.

Ben Webster - Live At The Haarlemse Jazzclub (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6413}

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Ben Webster - Live At The Haarlemse Jazzclub (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6413}

Ben Webster - Live At The Haarlemse Jazzclub (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6413}
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© 1972, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6413
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Stride / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Ben Webster plays live in Harlem – not the uptown scene in New York, but the Dutch city that became a surprisingly strong showcase for American players overseas! The date's got that easygoing style of some of Webster's best late live performances – a laidback rhythm trio, and Ben himself blowing these raspy, blue-tinged notes that are full of feeling – even when in a familiar setting – that quality that can make even subtle handling of a standard pop out with such Webster-like charm! The group features Tete Montoliu on piano, Rob Langereis on bass, and Tony Inzalaco on drums – and titles include "Stardust", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Sunday", "For All We Know", and "Perdido".

Hank Crawford - From The Heart (1962) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6526 rel 2004}

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Hank Crawford - From The Heart (1962) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6526 rel 2004}

Hank Crawford - From The Heart (1962) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6526 rel 2004}
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© 1962, 2004 Atlantic / Collectables | COL-CD-6526
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Recorded in 1962 with most of the same band that made Soul Clinic, Hank Crawford turns in a simmering, deep soul performance that draws in equal parts from Ray Charles' R&B, James Moody's blues and Duke Ellington's swing. Accompanied by Texas tenor giant David "Fathead" Newman, baritone saxophonist Leroy Cooper, trumpeters John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau, bassist Edgar Willis and drummer Bruno Carr (with Sonny Forrest on guitar on three tracks), Crawford follows the soul-blues Muse into the night on this set.

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs
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Swing, Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 847 430-2

This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955) {Prestige Japan, VDJ-1534, Early Press}

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955) {Prestige Japan, VDJ-1534, Early Press}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955) {Prestige Japan, VDJ-1534, Early Press}
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© 1955, 1986 Prestige / Victor Japan | VDJ-1534
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

The CD MASTERPIECE SERIES, released from Jun 21 1985, under the VDJ-1501~1679 cat number, mastered by Joe Gastwirt and Daniel Hersch, was completely different masterings from the later OJC series, give a listen and you will get an unexpected listening experience! Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their crisp early best – before any of the sometimes too academic or too serious tones of later sides – and tracks are mostly shortish, ringing out with especially nice vibes from Milt Jackson.

Bill Evans - Sharp Notes (2011) {3CD Box Set, Remastered}

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Bill Evans - Sharp Notes (2011) {3CD Box Set, Remastered}

Bill Evans - Sharp Notes (2011) {3CD Box Set, Remastered}
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Jazz | Not Now Music #NOT3CD052

This three-CD box set from Not Now features remastered editions of three important Evans albums originally released by Riverside in the mid- to late ‘50s: 1956’s New Jazz Conceptions (Evans’ debut as a leader, featuring Teddy Kotick on bass and Paul Motian on drums), 1958’s Everybody Digs Bill Evans (recorded upon the pianist's departure from Davis’ landmark Kind of Blue sextet, and featuring bassist Sam Jones and drummer Philly Joe Jones), and 1959’s Portrait in Jazz (featuring his first working trio, with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Motian). If introspection became a byword during the latter part of his life, in earlier days Bill Evans did swing with the best of them, his more thoughtful moments carrying much weight as his choice of note/chord and placement thereof became crucial to a composition or solo. He also passed master as an accompanist, not only for what he did play but - almost as importantly - what he didn't.

Elvin Jones - Going Home (1993) {Enja ENJ-7095 2}

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Elvin Jones - Going Home (1993) {Enja ENJ-7095 2}

Elvin Jones - Going Home (1993) {Enja ENJ-7095 2}
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© 1993 Enja Records | ENJ-7095 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

On Elvin Jones' third Enja CD of the 1990s, the legendary drummer continues with the same formula used on his previous recording, Youngblood, with one exception. Jones adds the veteran Chicago pianist Willie Pickens to a group of younger players – trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonists Javon Jackson and Ravi Coltrane, flutist Kent Jordan, and bassist Brad Jones – as they perform a program of standards and originals powered by Jones' always dynamic drumming.

Sonny Stitt - Deuces Wild (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27270}

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Sonny Stitt - Deuces Wild (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27270}

Sonny Stitt - Deuces Wild (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27270}
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© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27270 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A great little Sonny Stitt album – very different than any of his other sets from the 60s! The album has a number of interesting aspects – from hard-wailing organ by Wilmer Mosby (who we think is Don Patterson under a fake name), to some screaming guest work by Rufus Harley and Robin Kenyatta. Sonny and Kenyatta sound especially great together, and on the track "In The Bag" Stitt's alto blends right in with Kenyattas, for an hard-wailing sound that's enough to shatter your windows, glasses, and contact lenses. Harley's work is equally great on the cut "Pipin The Blues", and with Sitt playing the sax parts, Rufus is free to really work those jazz bagpipes!

Brad Mehldau Trio - Seymour Reads the Constitution! (2018) {Nonesuch 7559-79344-3} (Complete Artwork)

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Brad Mehldau Trio - Seymour Reads the Constitution! (2018) {Nonesuch 7559-79344-3} (Complete Artwork)

Brad Mehldau Trio - Seymour Reads the Constitution! (2018) {Nonesuch 7559-79344-3} (Complete Artwork)
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© 2018 Nonesuch Records / Warner Music | 7559-79344-3
Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Jazz Piano Trio

A straightforward acoustic jazz trio album, 2018's Seymour Reads the Constitution! nonetheless holds surprises for longtime Brad Mehldau fans. Moving away from his genre-bending collaboration with Chris Thile and his equally cross-pollinated exploration of J.S. Bach's classical pieces, After Bach, Mehldau settles into this warmly rendered set of originals and covers that fits nicely into his overall discography. Joining the pianist are his longtime associates bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. Together, they've recorded often since the early 2000s, with Grenadier having worked regularly with Mehldau since the mid-'90s.

VA - Norman Granz: The Founder (2018)

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VA - Norman Granz: The Founder (2018)

VA - Norman Granz: The Founder (2018)
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Jazz | Label: Verve Records

A four-CD/digital box set titled The Founder, honouring the unique career of jazz figurehead Norman Granz, will be released by Verve/UMe on 7 December. It features a 44-track, chronological collection of music spanning his unique career, with recordings by most of the distinguished musicians he recorded.

Curtis Counce - Landslide (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-606-2 rel 1991}

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Curtis Counce - Landslide (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-606-2 rel 1991}

Curtis Counce - Landslide (1956) {Contemporary OJCCD-606-2 rel 1991}
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© 1956, 1991 Contemporary / Fantasy | OJCCD-606-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / West Coast Jazz / Bass

During 1956-1957, bassist Curtis Counce led an excellent Los Angeles-based hard bop quintet comprised of trumpeter Jack Sheldon, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Carl Perkins, bassist Curtis Counce, and drummer Frank Butler. They recorded four albums' worth of material for Contemporary, all of which have been reissued on CD (three as part of the Original Jazz Classics series). For their debut album, the group performs selections by Land ("Landslide"), Perkins, Sheldon, and two by Gerald Wiggins (including "Sonar"), plus the lone standard "Time After Time." All of Counce's recordings (which include a slightly later album for Dootone) are well-worth getting by collectors interested in 1950s straight-ahead jazz. This disc is an excellent place to start.

Erroll Garner - The Real... Erroll Garner: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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Erroll Garner - The Real... Erroll Garner: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Erroll Garner - The Real… Erroll Garner: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3CDs
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Genre: Piano Jazz | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 88985305632 | Time: 02:34:37

3 CD Set, 45 essential tracks from the brilliant jazz pianist & composer. One of the most distinctive of all pianists, Erroll Garner proved that it was possible to be a sophisticated player without knowing how to read music, that a creative jazz musician can be very popular without watering down his music, and that it is possible to remain an enthusiastic player without changing one's style once it is formed. A brilliant virtuoso who sounded unlike anyone else, on medium tempo pieces, Erroll Garner often stated the beat with his left hand like a rhythm guitar while his right played chords slightly behind the beat, creating a memorable effect. His playful free-form introductions (which forced his sidemen to really listen), his ability to play stunning runs without once glancing at the keyboard, his grunting, and the pure joy that he displayed while performing were also part of the Erroll Garner magic.

Milt Buckner - Rockin' With Milt (2008) {2CD Set Fresh Sound FSR-CD 511 rec 1955-1957}

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Milt Buckner - Rockin' With Milt (2008) {2CD Set Fresh Sound FSR-CD 511 rec 1955-1957}

Milt Buckner - Rockin' With Milt (2008) {2CD Set Fresh Sound FSR-CD 511 rec 1955-1957}
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© 1955-57, 2008 Capitol / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 511
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Piano / Hammond Organ

Milton Milt Buckner (1915-1977), was an original and dynamic pianist, organist and arranger. He joined Lionel Hamptons orchestra in 1941 and became, not only one of its main attractions and arrangers, but also the first musician to use a piano technique called block chords / locked-hands. In 1952 he formed an excellent trio in which, besides using the piano, he also used a Hammond organ, and was one of the pioneers in the field of rhythm and blues. His powerful interpretations, always full of extraordinary swing, his fruitful imagination, and his tasty sense of humour, made him one of the greatest organists in jazz. These two CDs assemble, for the first time, all the tracks Milt Buckner recorded under his own name and released with Capitol between 1955 and 1957.

Art Blakey - Pisces (1961) {Blue Note-Solar Records 4569943 rel 2013}

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Art Blakey - Pisces (1961) {Blue Note-Solar Records 4569943 rel 2013}

Art Blakey - Pisces (1961) {Blue Note-Solar Records 4569943 rel 2013}
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© 1961, 2013 Blue Note / EJC / Solar Records | 4569943
Jazz / Hard Bop

This release contains Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers’ complete original album Pisces (Blue Note GXF 3060), which appears here for the first time ever on a single CD. It features an amazing lineup, with the leader on drums, Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Cedar Walton and Bobby Timmons alternating on piano, and Jymmie Merritt and Reggie Workman alternating on bass. As a bonus, an alternate versions of “Ping Pong” and “United” (recorded six days after the takes included on Pisces), as well as three songs which complete that session.

John Lewis - Sensitive Scenery (1976) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4051}

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John Lewis - Sensitive Scenery (1976) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4051}

John Lewis - Sensitive Scenery (1976) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4051}
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© 1976, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4051
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Third Stream / Piano

Reissue with the latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. Available as CD for the first time in the world. Overlooked solo work from John Lewis – a lesser-known, Japanese-only session that features the pianist in a relaxed trio setting! The mode here is as spacious as some of Lewis' more contemplative records – still very much wrapped up in that careful sense of tone and timing – but the overall feel is maybe more personal and spontaneous, as John takes the lead in the company of Connie Kay on drums and Michael Moore on bass. There's a nicely mature feel to the music – but mature in a way that gets past some of Lewis' too-serious modes of a decade or two previous – and titles include "Lela", "Sacha's March", "Visitor From Mars", "Natural Affection", and "Monday In Milan".