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Ronnie Foster - The Racer (1986) {2014 Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series, KICJ-2403}

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Ronnie Foster - The Racer (1986) {2014 Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series, KICJ-2403}

Ronnie Foster - The Racer (1986) {2014 Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series, KICJ-2403}
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© 1986, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2403
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Keyboards

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Ronnie Foster cut plenty of sweet fusion sides for Columbia Records at the start of the 80s – but this set's from the second half of the decade, and was initially an album that was only issued for the Japanese market! Foster arranged the whole record himself, and works with a nice lean lineup that includes Phil Upchurch on guitar, Harvey Mason and Ndugu on drums, and Paulinho Da Costa on additional percussion – all in a groove that's kind of a mid 80s update of Foster's earlier mode, still delivered with just the right sense of space and soul! Titles include "Ipanema Walk", "Festival Do Brasil", "Squirt", "Night Life", "Europe", and "The Racer".

Ernie Henry - Last Chorus (1957) {Riverside OJCCD-1906-2 rel 1998} (featuring Lee Morgan)

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Ernie Henry - Last Chorus (1957) {Riverside OJCCD-1906-2 rel 1998} (featuring Lee Morgan)

Ernie Henry - Last Chorus (1957) {Riverside OJCCD-1906-2 rel 1998} (featuring Lee Morgan)
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© 1956-57, 1998 Riverside / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-1906-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Ernie Henry was one of Riverside's earliest "discoveries." He recorded for the label, as a leader and as a sideman with Thelonious Monk and Kenny Dorham, for little more than a year before his sudden death at the end of 1957. The brilliant and unrealized promise of the young alto saxophonist, which was just beginning to be recognized (he was with Dizzy Gillespie's big band when he died), was dramatically exhibited on this final collection, one side of which is from an unfinished album featuring good friends and colleagues like Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.

Art Tatum - The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (1990) {6CD Set Pablo Records 6PACD-4401-2 rec 1954-1956}

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Art Tatum - The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (1990) {6CD Set Pablo Records 6PACD-4401-2 rec 1954-1956}

Art Tatum - The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (1990) {6CD Set Pablo Records 6PACD-4401-2 rec 1954-1956}
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© 1954-56, 1990 Pablo Records | 6PACD-4401-2
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Stride / Boogie-Woogie / Piano

Tatum spent most of his career as a solo pianist; in fact, it was often said that he was such an unpredictable virtuoso that it would be difficult for other musicians to play with him. Producer Norman Granz sought to prove that the theory was false, so between 1954 and 1956 he extensively recorded Tatum with a variety of other classic jazzmen, resulting originally in nine LPs of material that is now available separately as eight CDs and on this very full six-CD box set.

John Coltrane Quartet - The Complete 1962 Copenhagen Concert (2010) {2CD Set Domino Records 891200}

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John Coltrane Quartet - The Complete 1962 Copenhagen Concert (2010) {2CD Set Domino Records 891200}

John Coltrane Quartet - The Complete 1962 Copenhagen Concert (2010) {2CD Set Domino Records 891200}
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© 1962, 2010 Domino Records | 891200
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Jazz / Saxophone

Limited Edition. The rare 1962 Copenhagen concert by the classic John Coltrane quartet in it's entirety (not to be confused with the 1961 and 1963 performances). Includes inside booklet. This performance by the Coltrane Quartet is one of the most blistering ever released. Even by the high performance standards this band had set, this concert is extraordinary. I expected great music but this..Coltrane literally tears into the music with both ferocity and grace, it's almost unbearable. I was listening to this in my car and almost had an accident! The Danish audience is very receptive and apppreciative. I would recommend this set with rabid urgency.

The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}

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The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}

The J. J. Johnson Sextet - Really Livin' (1959) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 78}
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© 1959, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 78
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label.

Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige OJCCD-299-2 rel 1993}

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Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige OJCCD-299-2 rel 1993}

Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige OJCCD-299-2 rel 1993}
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© 1969, 1993 Prestige / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-299-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) returned to the United States in the spring of 1969 to create his first studio recordings in nearly a decade. Joined by James Moody (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums), Gordon actually documented enough material for two long players – Tower of Power (1969) and More Power! (1969) – both of which became primary staples of the artist's voluminous Prestige catalog. An opening flourish from Heath on "Montmartre" marks the commencement of the platter, leading into a mid-tempo bop. Gordon and Moody swing steadily as they bounce ideas off each other.

The J. J. Johnson Quintet - J Is For Jazz (1956) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 79}

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The J. J. Johnson Quintet - J Is For Jazz (1956) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 79}

The J. J. Johnson Quintet - J Is For Jazz (1956) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 79}
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© 1956, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 79
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely with an ear towards the modern directions that JJ was exploring in the 50s – but the sound is also nicely spontaneous, with more focus on improvisation between group members than larger arrangements – quite nice, given that the group features excellent tenor from Bobby Jaspar on tenor – and either Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath or Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are short, and titles include "Overdrive", "Cube Steak", "Chasin The Bird", and "Solar".

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Re-Up]

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Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Re-Up]

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996)
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Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | # CPD 537052 | Time: 01:07:07

Part of Blue Note's quality series of artist samplers, The Best of Hank Mobley surveys the great tenor saxophonist's prime stretch from 1955-1965. Originally overshadowed by the likes of Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and, of course, Coltrane, Mobley nevertheless gained the respect of his peers, thanks to his richly fluid phrasing and smooth, caramel tone – in lieu of trying to impress you, he seduced you slowly from afar. And while one is advised to dive in directly with any one of his Blue Note discs – especially Soul Station, No Room for Squares, and A Slice of the Top – this ten-track overview still works well as a launching pad. Backed by a stellar array of "Blue Note" regulars like Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, and Horace Silver, Mobley ranges effortlessly from early hard bop favorites ("Funk in a Deep Freeze") to mature, solo-rich material from the mid-'60s ("The Turnaround"). In between, there are two stunning originals from his banner year of 1960 ("This I Dig of You," "Take Your Pick") and one of the best of his several bossa nova numbers ("Recado Bossa Nova"). For listeners who just want a taste, this best-of collection will do the trick just fine.

Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson - Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson (1950) {Prestige Japan MiniLP VICJ-4175 rel 2006}

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Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson - Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson (1950) {Prestige Japan MiniLP VICJ-4175 rel 2006}

Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson - Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson (1950) {Prestige Japan Mini LP VICJ-4175 rel 2006}
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© 1950, 2006 Prestige / Victor Japan | VICJ-41757 | MONO | 20bit K2 Remaster
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Stitt (2006 Japanese exclusive limited edition 17-track 'K2 High Definition Coding' CD album, originally released in 1956, also featuring Bud Powell & J.J. Johnson with THREE BONUS TRACKS, presented in mini LP-style cardsleeve reproducing the original album artwork with 'Jazz' obi-strip.) Three classic Sonny Stitt sessions from 1949-50 are heard here in full. Stitt, who had been out of action due to his "personal problems," not only made a full-fledged comeback on these dates but debuted on (and stuck exclusively to) tenor rather than playing alto, where he was being assailed as a Charlie Parker imitator.

J. J. Johnson - First Place (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 21}

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J. J. Johnson - First Place (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 21}

J. J. Johnson - First Place (1957) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 21}
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© 1957, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 21 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Not J.J. Johnson's initial public offering by any means, First Place was done with only a quartet in 1957 for Columbia Records, where other efforts by the legendary jazz trombonist were set in a larger ensemble format. Long out of print, this is now on CD with bonus tracks from 1954 featuring Charles Mingus. Playing standards and originals, Johnson assembled a mighty band with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and especially on-fire drummer Max Roach, a group you'd be hard-pressed to top.

Grant Green - Live At Club Mozambique (1971) {Blue Note}

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Grant Green - Live At Club Mozambique (1971) {Blue Note}

Grant Green - Live At Club Mozambique (1971) {Blue Note}
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© 1971, 2006 Blue Note / Capitol / EMI | 0946 3 63522 2 0
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar

Live at Club Mozambique was, according to Bob Belden's liner notes, rumored to exist for decades in Blue Note's Grant Green discography, but was never released. His explanation as to why is satisfactory – Green's star had waned considerably – and makes some sense, but the label had 15 unissued albums by the guitarist by 1971. This date recorded at the famed Detroit jazz club (Green was living in the city at the time) is the second such set of grooves to be issued from the club floor – Lonnie Smith's was the first. The band consists of Idris Muhammad, Ronnie Foster, Houston Person, and the all but unknown Clarence Thomas, and the two tenor saxophonists (Thomas also played soprano here) laid out heavy, deep funk on the tunes that were chosen.

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27043}

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Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27043}

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27043}
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© 1970, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27043 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes / Piano

This combination works. Vibraphonist Gary Burton and pianist Keith Jarrett (along with guitarist Sam Brown, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Bill Goodwin) play four Jarrett originals plus Steve Swallow's "Como en Vietnam." Elements of pop music, rock, country, and the jazz avant-garde are used in the mixture of styles and the results are quite logical.

Jim Hall - Live, Vol. 2-4, Toronto 1975 (2012) {3CD Set ArtistShare Limited Edition}

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Jim Hall - Live, Vol. 2-4, Toronto 1975 (2012) {3CD Set ArtistShare Limited Edition}

Jim Hall - Live, Vol. 2-4, Toronto 1975 (2012) {3CD Set ArtistShare Limited Edition}
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© 1975, 2012 Jim Hall / ArtistShare | AS0116
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Guitar

Over 3 hours of music (3 CDs) enclosed in a beautiful 130+ page hard cover book. Previously unrelease material from the famed Bourbon St., Toronto 1975 gigs which were originally released on Horizon as Jim Hall Live!. Arguably one of the greatest Jazz guitar trio recordings ever made. Live! Vol. 2-4 features previously unreleased recordings from trio performances at Bourbon Street in Toronto, Canada. The recordings provide an additional 3 hours of music from the original Live! (Horizon) release. Featuring Don Thompson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums Live! Vol 2-4 was released as part of my latest Fan-Funded project.

Tommy Vig - 1978 {2011 Essential Media Group Digitally Remastered} (featuring Don Ellis)

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Tommy Vig - 1978 {2011 Essential Media Group Digitally Remastered} (featuring Don Ellis)

Tommy Vig - 1978 {2011 Essential Media Group Digitally Remastered} (featuring Don Ellis)
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© 1978, 2011 Dobre Records / Essential Media Group | 94231 41912
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes / Trumpet

An internationally recognized child prodigy by the age of 6, Hungarian drummer/percussionist Tommy Vig grew to become one of the premier European jazz players. In the late 1950's he migrated to New York and became a much in demand percussionist, over the years performing with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Tony Curtis, the Miles Davis-Gil Evans big band, Woody Allen, Diana Ross, and The Carpenters, to name a few. Vig is also the percussionist on all the Rod Stewart albums. Presented here is Vig's classic 1978 recording simply titled "1978".

Out Of The Blue - Live At Mt. Fuji (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7467842}

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Out Of The Blue - Live At Mt. Fuji (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7467842}

Out Of The Blue - Live At Mt. Fuji (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7467842}
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© 1987 Blue Note / Manhattan Records / Capitol | CDP 7 46784 2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Hard Bop / Cool Jazz

During its four albums, Out of the Blue was the perfect representative of the Young Lions, featuring Art Blakey-type hard bop by up-and-coming players. Not an innovative group by any means, O.T.B. did give the musicians an opportunity to be showcased in the early stages of their career. For this live concert, two Bud Powell songs ("Parisian Thoroughfare" and "Blue Pearl") are performed by pianist Harry Pickens (in fine form), bassist Kenny Davis (a recent replacement for Bob Hurst) and drummer Ralph Peterson (who would soon be heading his own band). The second half of the program has three group originals, all previously recorded but here stretched out a bit, performed by the same rhythm section plus trumpeter Michael Mossman, altoist Kenny Garrett and Ralph Bowen on tenor. Fine straight-ahead music.