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Fred Ho & The Green Monster Big Band - Celestial Green Monster (2009) {Mutable Music--Big Red Media 001}

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Fred Ho & The Green Monster Big Band - Celestial Green Monster (2009) {Mutable Music--Big Red Media 001}

Fred Ho & The Green Monster Big Band - Celestial Green Monster (2009) {Mutable Music–Big Red Media 001}
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© 2009 Mutable Music / Big Red Media | 001
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental / Modern Creative / Modern Big Band / Saxophone

Asian-American baritone saxophonist Fred Ho has been a champion of freedom and expressionism in modern creative jazz for some time. A continuing battle with cancer has inspired him to assemble the Green Monster Big Band, with reference to the famed left-field wall at Fenway Park in Boston, but more directly related to the huge sound and diverse ideas this juggernaut ensemble represents. Ho is influenced by the '60s big bands, television or movie themes, and the psychedelic rock he grew up with, all present on this ambitious program.

Joe Castro - Groove Funk Soul (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27264}

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Joe Castro - Groove Funk Soul (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27264}

Joe Castro - Groove Funk Soul (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27264}
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© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27264
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. On this inspired release, world renowned pianist Joe Castro is joined by Teddy Edwards, Leroy Vinnegar and Billy Higgins. This soul-jazz recording features the standouts “Groove Funk Soul,” “That’s All,” “Yesterdays” and “Play Me The Blues.”

Russ Garcia & His Vocal Choir And Orchestra - Sounds In The Night (1957) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

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Russ Garcia & His Vocal Choir And Orchestra - Sounds In The Night (1957) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

Russ Garcia & His Vocal Choir And Orchestra - Sounds In The Night (1957) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
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© 1957, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6153 | LP BCP-5006
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Third Stream / Modern Arrangement

Russ Garcia, as arranger and orchestra leader, was credited for this 50s album – and it’s thoroughly deserved as, from the very first moment, you’re drawn into an immaculate marriage of harmony vocals, late night jazz and the very best of the US writers of that era. The resultant tracks feature comparatively sparse instrumentation meshing with, and complementing, the wonderful vocal choir that features the best-known back room girl, Marni Nixon, who takes the highest vocal lines.

Milt Jackson - Bags & Flutes (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27116}

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Milt Jackson - Bags & Flutes (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27116}

Milt Jackson - Bags & Flutes (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27116}
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© 1957, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27116 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Vibes

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. With Bobby Jaspar (flute) and Frank Wess (flute). This album is top-notch. Piano is by Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones, and Kenny Burrell plays guitar on the whole album. Tracks include "Ghana", "Connie's Blues", "Sandy", "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" and "Bag's New Groove". I have a large collection of Modern Jazz Quartet and other recordings that feature Milt as leader, co-leader and sideman, but this is among my favorites. One reason I like this album so much is the way vibraphones and flutes complement one another in the arrangements. Another reason is I am a fan of the great Belgian flautist Bobby Jaspar who is on two tracks.

Stanley Cowell - Travellin' Man (1969) {Black Lion BLCD760178 rel 1992}

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Stanley Cowell - Travellin' Man (1969) {Black Lion BLCD760178 rel 1992}

Stanley Cowell - Travellin' Man (1969) {Black Lion BLCD760178 rel 1992}
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© 1969, 1992 Black Lion | BLCD760178
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Stanley Cowell is simply dazzling throughout most of these 1969 trio sessions made for Black Lion, excelling as a composer and pianist. He's accompanied by the sympathetic playing of bassist Steve Novosel and drummer Jimmy Hopps. The tantalizing opener, "Departure," constantly shifts gears in a driving post-bop setting, as Novosel's droning arco bass and Hopps' over the top percussion contrast with the beauty of the leader's ballad "Sweet Song." The gorgeous and understated jazz waltz "Wedding March" was actually composed for the entry of the bridesmaids at the composer's nuptials.

Various Artists - Jazz From America On Disques Vogue (2015) {20CD Sony Music Box Set}

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Various Artists - Jazz From America On Disques Vogue (2015) {20CD Sony Music Box Set}

Various Artists - Jazz From America On Disques Vogue (2015) {20CD Sony Music Box Set}
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© 2015 Sony Music / Legacy / Disques Vogue | 88875140962
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Swing / Mainstream Jazz

42 original albums (+4 EPs and 27 Singles) gathered on 20CDs ‘Jazz From America On Disques Vogue’ reviews the revolutionary passage from the 78 rpm to the Long-Play era. A totally cool little package – one that features 20 different CDs, each done as a different tiny replica of a 10" LP that originally appeared on the Vogue Records label overseas! Vogue was well-known for recording important sessions by American jazzmen in Paris in the early 50s – but this package brings together work that was recorded in America by many of the same artists, and issued by Vogue in unique packages overseas – many of which are replicated here, along with bonus material too! The set features 20 CDs, but includes 40 different albums – as each CD features tracks from original 10" album releases – with full details on tracks, personnel, and other information in the large booklet provided – a great complement to the records by artists who include Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Red Norvo, Lester Young, Mahalia Jackson, Spirit Of Memphis Quartet, Wynonie Harris, Earl Bostic, Charlie Parker, Charlie Christian, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Sidney Bechet, Miles Davis, and others!

Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue (1978) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC5001 rel 2007}

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Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue (1978) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC5001 rel 2007}

Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue (1978) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC5001 rel 2007}
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© 1978, 2007 Mosaic Records / Mosaic Contemporary / Sony BMG Music | MSC 5001 / A702943
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Trumpet

Freddie Hubbard's Super Blue, finally available on CD, is a minor classic—overlooked, perhaps, because it lies in the long shadow of the titan trumpeter's earlier output, or because it was recorded in the middle of a lackluster phase at Columbia. But Blue is a late-summer sleeper. Reassembling some of the best talent from his CTI dates—Joe Henderson (tenor), Hubert Laws (flute), Ron Carter (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums) and George Benson (guitar), plus Kenny Barron (acoustic and electric keyboards), a jam-mate from Hubbard's groups of the later 1960s—the session proves that commercial accessibility can coexist with high artistic standards.

Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi (1957) {Verve--DCC Jazz, GZS-1074 rel 1995}

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Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi (1957) {Verve--DCC Jazz, GZS-1074 rel 1995}

Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi (1957) {Verve–DCC Jazz, GZS-1074 rel 1995}
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© 1957, 1995 Verve / DCC Jazz | GZS-1074 | Mono | 24-Gold
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

This release presents the complete album Getz Meets Mulligan on HI-FI, including the two last tunes from the session, originally issued on another LP Getz and Mulliogan's only collaboration ever in a quintet format. The trade horns on the album's first three tracks, allowing the listener the rare opportunuty to hear Getz on baritone and Mulligan on tenor.

McCoy Tyner - Prelude and Sonata (1995) {Milestone MCD 9244-2 rec 1994}

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McCoy Tyner - Prelude and Sonata (1995) {Milestone MCD 9244-2 rec 1994}

McCoy Tyner - Prelude and Sonata (1995) {Milestone MCD 9244-2 rec 1994}
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© 1995 Milestone / Videoarts Music | MCD 9244-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Understated genius from McCoy Tyner – and exactly the sort of record that shows why his catalog is always worth searching out! The album's got a lot more subtlety than his immediate post-Coltrane sides of the 70s – righteousness maybe a bit more on the backburner, but not so much so that the album loses its soul – because even though the title's maybe a bit uptown, the execution's a lot more down to earth – filled with warm changes and sharply personal moments, played by a group that includes Joshua Redman on tenor, Antonio Hart on alto, Christian McBride on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums.

Mal Waldron - Blues For Lady Day (1972) {Black Lion BLCD760193 rel 1993}

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Mal Waldron - Blues For Lady Day (1972) {Black Lion BLCD760193 rel 1993}

Mal Waldron - Blues For Lady Day (1972) {Black Lion BLCD760193 rel 1993}
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© 1972, 1993 Black Lion | BLCD760193
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Pianist Mal Waldron was Billie Holiday's final regular accompanist and has recorded several tributes to Lady Day through the years. This CD brings back a nine-song solo tribute that consists of eight songs associated with Holiday (including "Don't Blame Me," "You're My Thrill," "Strange Fruit" and "Mean to Me") plus Waldron's "Blues for Lady Day"; the emphasis is on thoughtful (and sometimes a bit downbeat) interpretations at ballad tempoes. The reissue adds two lengthy and unrelated trio improvisations with bassist Henk Haverhoek and drummer Pierre Courbois ("A Little Bit of Miles" and "Here, There and Everywhere") that actually have nothing to do with Lady Day but do feature Mal Waldron coming up with some interesting and fresh ideas.

Russ Garcia - Wigville (1955) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

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Russ Garcia - Wigville (1955) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

Russ Garcia - Wigville (1955) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
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© 1955, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6125 | LP BCP-1040
Jazz / Third Stream / Modern Arrangement

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. Pure genius from Russ Garcia – one of our favorite arrangers of the 50s, and one of the few who could be modern, swinging, and surprisingly soulful at the same time! The set features Garcia's Wigville Band – a mid 50s ensemble that featured the leading lights of the west coast scene, arranged in a style that had plenty of the tight counterpoint of the time, but which also broke out in these amazingly expressive solos.

Milt Jackson - Jackson's Ville (1956) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0175 rel 1992}

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Milt Jackson - Jackson's Ville (1956) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0175 rel 1992}

Milt Jackson - Jackson's Ville (1956) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0175 rel 1992}
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© 1956, 1992 Savoy Jazz / Denon Records / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0175
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Vibes

This fine 1956 date features Jackson leading a session that moves with ease and authority through a relaxing eight-minute ride on Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time," an Ellington ballad medley, and a pair of the vibist's own blues-based, hard bop compositions. The real treat here is Lucky Thompson's tenor sax. The Don Byas-influenced Thompson has a sound that invites the listener to luxuriate in its grace and strength. Thompson solos on "Mood Indigo" with a sublime, breathy legato, adding bite and rougher edges – without sacrificing nuance or subtlety – on Jackson's "Minor Conception" and "Soul in 3/4."

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8 - Ray Barretto + The Ellington Alumni (2012 CP Records 233193/8}

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Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8 - Ray Barretto + The Ellington Alumni (2012 CP Records 233193/8}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8 - Ray Barretto + The Ellington Alumni (2012 CP Records 233193/8 rec 1965}
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© 1965, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 8
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Latin Jazz

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?

Toots Thielemans - The Soul Of Toots Thielemans (1960) Remastered Reissue 2010 [Re-Up]

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Toots Thielemans - The Soul Of Toots Thielemans (1960) Remastered Reissue 2010 [Re-Up]

Toots Thielemans - The Soul Of Toots Thielemans (1960) Remastered Reissue 2010
with Ray Bryant, piano; Tommy Bryant, bass; Oliver Jackson, drums

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Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound | # FSRCD 1651 | Time: 00:41:24

Not many European-born musicians have been admitted to the select inner circle of jazz innovators. One of them, of course, is the Belgian Jean Toots Thielemans. His amazing capacity to coax real music from a harmonica made of him a true virtuoso. And, as a guitarist, Toots also proved to be more than proficient at playing simple and eloquent, as we can appreciate in this charming program of nice music carried forth with taste, creativity and restrain.

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Adderley In San Francisco (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series]

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Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Adderley In San Francisco (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series]

Cannonball Adderley - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (1959) {2007 Riverside} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #4of27)
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© 1959, 2007 Concord / Riverside | 0888072301313
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary Orrin Keepnews. Recorded live at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco, this hit album captures the bluesy alto saxophonist and his band (featuring brother Nat on cornet and Bobby Timmons on piano) during their triumphant four-week run. It not only wowed the city’s jazz aficionados but also introduced Russian classical composer Dmitri Shostakovich to his first dose of live jazz.