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Bennie Wallace - Mystic Bridge (1982) {Enja ENJ-2108 2 rel 2006}

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Bennie Wallace - Mystic Bridge (1982) {Enja ENJ-2108 2 rel 2006}

Bennie Wallace - Mystic Bridge (1982) {Enja ENJ-2108 2 rel 2006}
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© 1982, 2006 Enja records | ENJ-2108 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Tenorist Bennie Wallace has a rock-solid group here – a quartet that features pianist Chick Corea hitting some of his more hard-edged acoustic modes – alongside the excellent bassist Eddie Gomez and Charles Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond! The lineup is almost unusual, but works together wonderfully – with that strong sense of surprise that really can make a jazz album memorable – especially one like this, which might be initially understated in terms of appearance! Bennie's great in the setting – blowing with a sharper edge than on some other sets, and most tracks are nice and long too.

Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}

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Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}

Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand - Duet (1978) {Denon DC-8561 rel 1990}
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© 1978, 1990 Denon / Nippon Columbia Japan | DC-8561
Jazz / Cool / Jazz Blues / Mainstream Jazz

A somewhat surprising pairing at the time, the former firebrand of the tenor sax and the wonderful South African pianist found a pleasant and relaxed meeting point. By 1978, Shepp had largely abandoned the ferocious attack that gained him renown in the '60s, settling on a rich, Ben Webster-ish tone and playing a repertoire consisting of modern standards and bluesy originals. Two such pieces, the lovely Dave Burrell/Marion Brown composition "Fortunato" and Mal Waldron's "Left Alone," are highlights of this session, Shepp's burnished tone as soft as an old shoe.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 1 (1959) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4015 rel 1993}

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 1 (1959) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4015 rel 1993}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 1 (1959) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4015 rel 1993}
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© 1959, 1993 Blue Note / Toshiba EMI Japan | TOCJ-4015 | The BN Works 4000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop

At the Jazz Corner of the World is a two-volume live album by American jazz drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, featuring performances recorded in 1959 at Birdland and released on the Blue Note label. The album was originally issued as 12-inch LPs in two volumes and later re-released as a two-CD set.

Oscar Peterson + Stephane Grappelli - Skol (1979) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 31of33}

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Oscar Peterson + Stephane Grappelli - Skol (1979) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 31of33}

Oscar Peterson + Stephane Grappelli - Skol (1979) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 31of33}
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© 1979, 2013 Pablo / Concord | 40th Anniversary of Pablo Records | 0888072346178
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on September 17, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks (some previously unreleased), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the prolific Beverly Hills-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1970s and '80s.

Duke Jordan - Les Liaisons Dangereuses + East and West Of Jazz (2012) {Charlie Parker Records, The Complete Collection, Vol 2}

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Duke Jordan - Les Liaisons Dangereuses + East and West Of Jazz (2012) {Charlie Parker Records, The Complete Collection, Vol 2}

Duke Jordan - Les Liaisons Dangereuses + East and West Of Jazz (2012) {Charlie Parker Records, The Complete Collection, Vol 2, rec 1962}
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© 1962, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

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?

Humphrey Lyttelton - Humph Plays Standards (1960) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

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Humphrey Lyttelton - Humph Plays Standards (1960) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

Humphrey Lyttelton - Humph Plays Standards (1960) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}
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© 1960, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6151 (BCP-6063)
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

Humphrey Lyttleton's a British bandleader, but he makes a rare appearance here on Bethelehem Records in the US – on a session that was one of the early ones recorded in Landsdowne Studios! The group's a small one, and features some especially great work from Tony Coe on alto and clarinet – still in a relatively swing-based mode, but already with those sharp edges that we love so much – and the rest of the record has a similar blend of older jazz with modern inflections, played by a group that also includes Johnny Picard on trombone, Ian Armit on piano, and Jimmy Skidmore on tenor – plus Humph himself on trumpet. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Undecided", "Willow Weep For Me", "Blue Lou", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Bewitched".

Johnny Smith Trio - Easy Listening (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29084}

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Johnny Smith Trio - Easy Listening (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29084}

Johnny Smith Trio - Easy Listening (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29084}
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© 1958, 2016 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29084
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. The gentle genius of guitarist Johnny Smith – perfectly captured in this late nite trio session from the 50s! There's a lot more jazz here than you might guess from the "easy listening" title – and Johnny's working with drummer Charlie Mastropaolo and bassist George Roumanis, in a style that's very much in keeping with his other best Roost work at the time. Smith has this way on the strings that's like few other players of his time – a style of playing the guitar that's so gentle, so spacious, the notes come off the instrument almost by themselves – with a lightly ringing quality that's the best part of the unique Johnny Smith tone.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 2 (1959) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4016 rel 1993}

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 2 (1959) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4016 rel 1993}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol. 2 (1959) {Blue Note Japan TOCJ-4016 rel 1993}
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© 1959, 1993 Blue Note / Toshiba EMI Japan | TOCJ-4016 | The BN Works 4000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop

At the Jazz Corner of the World is a two-volume live album by American jazz drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, featuring performances recorded in 1959 at Birdland and released on the Blue Note label. The album was originally issued as 12-inch LPs in two volumes and later re-released as a two-CD set.

Louis Hayes ~ Junior Cook - Ichi-Ban (1976) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Louis Hayes ~ Junior Cook - Ichi-Ban (1976) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Louis Hayes ~ Junior Cook - Ichi-Ban (1976) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1976, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6333
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style that Shaw was using a lot at the time – and although the Hayes/Cook team are listed as the leaders on the set, the record clearly owes a lot to Shaw's influence and style. A wonderful record that we just don't turn up often enough! Titles include "Ichi Ban", "Book's Bossa", "Pannonica", "Brothers & Sisters", and a great take on "Moontrane".

John Dennis with Charles Mingus & Max Roach - New Piano Expressions (1955) {Debut OJCCD-1843-2 rel 1994}

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John Dennis with Charles Mingus & Max Roach - New Piano Expressions (1955) {Debut OJCCD-1843-2 rel 1994}

John Dennis with Charles Mingus & Max Roach - New Piano Expressions (1955) {Debut OJCCD-1843-2 rel 1994}
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© 1955, 1994 Debut Records | OJCCD-1843-2
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Piano Trio

One of the few albums as a leader cut by pianist John Dennis – noteworthy not only for his own great work on the keys, but also for the presence of Charles Mingus and Max Roach in his trio! Their presence is a bit less surprising when you realize that the album was issued on the pair's Debut label, as part of its strong commitment to finding the best young jazz talent of the 50s – but it's still noteworthy nonetheless, as 1955 is a relatively late date for either player to be working as a sideman, especially in a trio record!

Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers (1975) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 33of33}

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Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers (1975) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 33of33}

Zoot Sims - Zoot Sims And The Gershwin Brothers (1975) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2013, item 33of33}
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© 1975, 2013 Pablo / Concord | 40th Anniversary of Pablo Records | 0888072346239
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Saxophone

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on September 17, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks (some previously unreleased), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the prolific Beverly Hills-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1970s and '80s.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World (1960) {2CD Set Rudy Van Gelder Remaster rel 2002}

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World (1960) {2CD Set Rudy Van Gelder Remaster rel 2002}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World (1960) {2CD Set Rudy Van Gelder Remaster rel 2002}
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© 1960, 2002 Blue Note / Capitol | 7243 5 35565 2 5
Jazz / Hard Bop

Not to be confused with At the Jazz Corner of the World, the Messengers' 1959 Birdland recording (which featured tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley), Meet was recorded the following year at the band's favored venue with the still-rawboned tenorist Wayne Shorter joining trumpeter Lee Morgan on an explosive front line. Originally released in separate volumes but here presented as a two-CD set, the album maintains the Messengers' ties to the underappreciated Mobley via three originals that he never recorded himself. The emphasis is less on catchy tunes than full-bore blowing, with the rhythm section of Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt, and the unbeatable Blakey plumbing their bag of hard-bop tricks to push the music through the grooves.

Ruby Braff & Dick Hyman - America, The Beautiful (1982) {Arbors ARCD 19269 rel 2002}

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Ruby Braff & Dick Hyman - America, The Beautiful (1982) {Arbors ARCD 19269 rel 2002}

Ruby Braff & Dick Hyman - America, The Beautiful (1982) {Arbors ARCD 19269 rel 2002}
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© 1982, 2002 Arbors Records | ARCD 19269
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Cornet / Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

Ruby is one of those few people who could solo with a pipe organ, who could improvise with such an unusual instrumental background. It requires a very special ability - flexibility, ingenuity, and invention. Ruby, of course, is his own man. Like his idol, Louis Armstrong, he commands the center of attention, even if the background is something as odd as a theatre organ. The tonal colors of a pipe organ are its great glory. Above all, I'm stimulated by being able to orchestrate on the spot. And once you launch into a bright swinging tempo with the instrument sounding perhaps a beat behind the fingers, the sensation is like leading a herd of galloping elephants. You don't dare look back.

Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (1961) {2003 6xLP Box Set, Mosaic Limited Edition MQ6-220, 16-48}

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Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (1961) {2003 6xLP Box Set, Mosaic Limited Edition MQ6-220, 16-48}

Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (1961) {2003 6xLP Box Set, Mosaic Limited Edition MQ6-220, 16-48}
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© 1961, 2003 Columbia / Mosaic Records | MQ6-220
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

MILES DAVIS QUINTET The Complete Blackhawk Sessions (Incredible 2003 US audiophile SIX LP limited edition boxed set, remastered & pressed on high quality 180gm virgin vinyl for the ultimate audio experience & featuring the classic sessionsrecorded live at the Blackhawk, San Francisco on April 21 & 22, 1961. The set is complete with an individually numbered 20-page illustrated booklet & housed in a superior textured picture box.

Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}

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Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}

Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}
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© 1953, 2012 Uptown Records | UPCD 27.66-67
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

While major jazz record labels chase the latest crossover fad with borderline jazz content and ignore historical, significant, unissued jazz performances in their vaults, smaller labels like Uptown regularly surprise jazz fans with live recordings that few knew existed at all, such as this evening taped by jazz industry veteran Ozzie Cadena. Hank Mobley is heard leading a house band with pianist Walter Davis, Jr., drummer Charlie Persip, and the obscure bassist Jimmy Schenck, with trombonist Bennie Green as the guest for the week. These two sets recorded at The Piccadilly in Newark come from a single night in 1953, making them among Mobley's earliest known recordings.