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Wes Montgomery Trio - Portrait Of Wes (1963) {Riverside Japan UCCO-5133 rel 2007}

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Wes Montgomery Trio - Portrait Of Wes (1963) {Riverside Japan UCCO-5133 rel 2007}

Wes Montgomery Trio - Portrait Of Wes (1963) {Riverside Japan UCCO-5133 rel 2007}
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© 1963, 2007 Riverside / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5133
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Reissue with the DSD remastering. Wes Montgomery's first recordings for Riverside were in a trio with organist Mel Rhyne, and ironically, his final albums for the struggling (and soon to be bankrupt) label were with Rhyne again. The brilliant guitarist is in fine form on these appealing tunes with the highlights including "Freddie the Freeloader," "Blues Riff," and "Moanin."

Greg Lewis - Organ Monk: Uwo In The Black (2012) {self-published}

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Greg Lewis - Organ Monk: Uwo In The Black (2012) {self-published}

Greg Lewis - Organ Monk: Uwo In The Black (2012) {self-published}
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© 2012 self-published / 884501732284
Jazz / Bop / New Powerful Jazz Music / Hammond C-3 Organ

Many a jazz musician visits the territory of pianist Thelonious Monk for a short spell, but organist Greg Lewis seems to have signed up for an extended stay. His Organ Monk (Self Produced, 2010) proved to be a completely original and exciting take on the music of the man affectionately and reverently called the High Priest of Bop, but Lewis didn't linger on this success. He buckled down and put together a sequel that is every bit as enjoyable, though different from its recorded predecessor.

Woody Shaw - The Complete CBS Studio Recordings of Woody Shaw (1992) {3CD Set Mosaic MD3-142 rec 1977-1981}

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Woody Shaw - The Complete CBS Studio Recordings of Woody Shaw (1992) {3CD Set Mosaic MD3-142 rec 1977-1981}

Woody Shaw - The Complete CBS Studio Recordings of Woody Shaw (1992) {3CD Set Mosaic MD3-142 rec 1977-1981}
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© 1977-81, 1992 Mosaic Records / CBS / Columbia | MD3-142
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Trumpet

The bulk of Shaw's great sessions were recorded for independent labels (Muse & Contemporary,) ensuring them widespread critical evaluation but little audience except with the hardcore faithful. Things seemed about to change in the late '70s when Miles Davis suggested to Columbia that they record Shaw's group. They actually took his suggestion and signed Shaw. He issued a string of remarkable but low-selling records, and Columbia cut him loose after four years and four albums. They compounded the crime by deleting the records shortly after Shaw departed. Mosaic has corrected that slight with another of their marvelously produced and comprehensively notated and packaged box sets. This three-disc collection covers Shaw's Columbia sessions. While it is sad that Shaw's stay at Columbia was not more personally beneficial, it was quite musically productive.

Stanley Turrentine - Always Something There (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81085 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

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Stanley Turrentine - Always Something There (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81085 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Stanley Turrentine - Always Something There (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81085 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81085
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. This LP was the very obvious follow-up to the moderately commercially successful "The Look of Love." Both took their titles from their opening Burt Bacharach tunes; and both included other contemporary pop hits, including by the Beatles. This one added a second Paul McCartney Beatles song, with the last two tracks being "Hey Jude" and "Fool on the Hill." The arranger on both "The Look of Love" and "Always Something There" was the great Thad Jones, who contributed one excellent original blues-jazz composition for each - here, one called "Home Town," which outstrips everything else due to its creative jazz content.

Chet Baker & Paul Bley - Diane (1985) {SteepleChase SCCD-31207}

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Chet Baker & Paul Bley - Diane (1985) {SteepleChase SCCD-31207}

Chet Baker & Paul Bley - Diane (1985) {SteepleChase SCCD-31207}
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© 1985 SteepleChase | SCCD-31207
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Trumpet / Piano

Chet Baker recorded at every opportunity during the last decade or so of his tragic life, with widely varying results due to his drug addiction. But this surprising duo session with pianist Paul Bley is one of his better efforts from this period, focusing primarily on standard ballads by top composers. Bley's playing in the mid-'80s usually was freer in nature, but he willingly plays more mainstream backing for the trumpeter.

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}

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Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}
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© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50537
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue Note at the time – really fierce work that goes beyond even his classic Coltrane performances – pushing the limits in a sweet blend of rhythm and reeds! The group here is Elvin's razor-edge combo from the early 70s – the one that features Gene Perla on fat funky bass, and both Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman playing choppy reeds along with the grooves – really amazing hornmen at this point in their career, blowing here with interplay that's simply fantastic!

Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}

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Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}

Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}
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© 1956-61, 2010 Fantastic Voyage / Future Noise Music | FVTD050
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Released in 2010, Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era is the ideal sequel to Proper's Little Giant, which examined saxophonist Tubby Hayes' recording activity as sideman and leader during the years 1954-1956. Jazz Genius follows his progress from 1956 through 1961, an exciting period during which he enlarged upon the Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie/James Moody influences by continuing to absorb what was in the air while tapping into his own intuitive gifts, branching out from tenor and baritone saxes to demonstrate a developing facility on both vibraphone and flute. Drawn from six different albums, these 41 selections were originally recorded for the Ember label which was operated by Jeff Kruger, owner of the Flamingo Club in Soho.

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 1990}

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Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 1990}

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 2007}
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© 1976, 1990 Columbia / Sony Music | CK 34280
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Post Bop / Piano

Having long since established his funk credentials, Herbie Hancock continues the direction of Head Hunters and its U.S. successors here, welding himself to the groove on electric keyboards while Bennie Maupin again shines sardonic beams of light on a variety of reeds. In "Doin' It," the most successful track, Hancock makes a more overt bid for the dancefloor, for the tune is basically one long irresistible groove with a very commercial-sounding bridge.

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}

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Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}
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© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50536
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue Note at the time – really fierce work that goes beyond even his classic Coltrane performances – pushing the limits in a sweet blend of rhythm and reeds! The group here is Elvin's razor-edge combo from the early 70s – the one that features Gene Perla on fat funky bass, and both Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman playing choppy reeds along with the grooves – really amazing hornmen at this point in their career, blowing here with interplay that's simply fantastic!

Wes Montgomery - Fingerpickin' (1958) {Pacific Jazz CDP 724383798728 rel 1996}

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Wes Montgomery - Fingerpickin' (1958) {Pacific Jazz CDP 724383798728 rel 1996}

Wes Montgomery - Fingerpickin' (1958) {Pacific Jazz CDP 724383798728 rel 1996}
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© 1957-58, 1996 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | CDP 7243 8 37987 2 8
Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar

Both historically important and highly entertaining, Fingerpickin' serves up ten recordings from before Wes Montgomery officially burst onto the scene as a leader with his Prestige albums. The core ensemble will be familiar to anyone who's heard the Montgomery Brothers' Groove Yard album; Buddy and Monk Montgomery are the leaders here, on vibes and bass, respectively, with Buddy contributing four originals. The material was cut on the West Coast in 1957, while Wes was still holding down his day job in Indianapolis and gigging six nights a week on the home front.

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}

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Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}
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© 1974, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4049 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Piano / Electric Keyboards

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. This is a unique experiment in the Hancock discography, recorded in Tokyo in just one day during a tour of Japan. The first side contains two introspective, complex solo acoustic piano tracks, "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance," which are notable since they date from a period when Hancock was supposedly totally immersed in electronics. Side two has two even more unusual pieces – "Nobu," a one-man show recorded in real time with the sample-and-hold feature of an ARP 2600 synthesizer providing a rhythm section for Hancock's electric keyboards, followed by "Cantaloupe Island" with a pre-recorded synth bassline.

Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}

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Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}

Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}
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© 1949-54, 2005 Verve / Universal Music Italia Srl | 983 3382
Jazz / Bop / Small Group / Big Band / Saxophone

As a leader, Charlie Parker recorded for Savoy and Dial during 1945-1948 and then for Verve exclusively (at least in the studios) during 1949-1954. This remarkable ten-CD box set, which adds quite a bit of material to an earlier ten-LP set, contains all of these recordings plus Bird's earlier appearances with Jazz at the Philharmonic. The JATP jams are highlighted by Parker's perfect solo on "Oh Lady Be Good," a ferocious improvisation on "The Closer," and a solo on "Embraceable You" that tops his more famous studio recording. In addition, this box has all of the "Bird and Strings" sides, his meetings with Machito's Cuban orchestra, the 1950 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, small-group dates (including a 1951 meeting with Miles Davis), odd encounters with voices and studio bands, the famous "Jam Blues" with fellow altoists Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter, and his final recordings, a set of Cole Porter tunes. The fact-filled 34-page booklet is also indispensable. Highly recommended.

Cannonball Adderley - The Black Messiah (1971) {2CD Set Blue Note-Real Gone RGM-0247 rel 2014}

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Cannonball Adderley - The Black Messiah (1971) {2CD Set Blue Note-Real Gone RGM-0247 rel 2014}

Cannonball Adderley - The Black Messiah (1971) {2CD Set Blue Note-Real Gone RGM-0247 rel 2014}
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© 1971, 2014 Blue Note / Real Gone Music / Dusty Groove | RGM-0247
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

A massive live set from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that really shows the growth he'd undergone in just a few short years! The album's done in close collaboration with David Axelrod – who'd handled Cannon's big live dates for Capitol in the 60s – but this record is much more freewheeling, open-ended, fuzz, funky, and electric overall! Tracks are all nice and long, and really trip out in the best way – with keyboards from George Duke in the core group, plus some heavy basslines from Walter Booker, drums from Roy McCurdy, and guitar from Mike Deasy on a number of key tracks.

Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81013 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)

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Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81013 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)

Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81013 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1964, 2013 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81013
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Hat and Beard" and a track for the first time in the world. Out to Lunch stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era. Its rhythmic complexity was perhaps unrivaled since Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and its five Dolphy originals – the jarring Monk tribute "Hat and Beard," the aptly titled "Something Sweet, Something Tender," the weirdly jaunty flute showcase "Gazzelloni," the militaristic title track, the drunken lurch of "Straight Up and Down" – were a perfect balance of structured frameworks, carefully calibrated timbres, and generous individual freedom.

V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Herbie Hancock - The Quintet (1977) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4050}

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V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Herbie Hancock - The Quintet (1977) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4050}

V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Herbie Hancock - The Quintet (1977) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4050}
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© 1977, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4050 | DSD remaster
Jazz / Post Bop

Reissue with latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. With the cheers and huzzahs from their 1976 one-off reunion still resounding, the reconstituted Miles Davis Quintet minus Miles went on the road in 1977, spreading their 1965-vintage gospel according to the Prince of Darkness to audiences in Berkeley and San Diego, CA. In doing so, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, plus interloper Freddie Hubbard seem to pick up where they left off, with a repertoire mostly new to the five collectively and developed from there.