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Johnny Hartman - Boston Concert 1976 (2007) {2CD Set, Gambit Records 69276}

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Johnny Hartman - Boston Concert 1976 (2007) {2CD Set, Gambit Records 69276}

Johnny Hartman - Boston Concert 1976 (2007) {2CD Set, Gambit Records 69276}
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© 1976, 2007 Gambit Records | 69276
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

Johnny Hartman, known best for his 1963 collaboration with John Coltrane, is considered by many to be one of the most gifted jazz vocalists ever, yet his discography is surprisingly limited and he never gained the recognition he so justly deserved during his lifetime. This double CD edition contains a complete previously unreleased performance by Johnny Hartman backed by a trio - taped in 1976 from a radio broadcast in Boston. It is the first known recording of Hartman following his 1973 album “I've Been There” - the next entry in his discography being the October 1977 live set at the Sometime Club in Tokyo, with Roland Hanna and George Mraz - which is presented here as a 9-track bonus.

Johnny Griffin - Jazz A Confronto (1974) {Atomic Records 76815 rel 2009}

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Johnny Griffin - Jazz A Confronto (1974) {Atomic Records 76815 rel 2009}

Johnny Griffin - Jazz A Confronto (1974) {Atomic Records 76815 rel 2009}
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© 1974, 2009 Atomic Records | 76815
Jazz / Post Bop / Tenor Sax

This release presents the complete album JAZZ A CONFRONTO, recorded by the Johnny Griffin Quartet in Rome during 1974, and included here for the first time on CD. As a bonus, has benn added " The Pasta Parade", a tune based on Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band", wich completes the original session. It Had only ariginally appeared on a compilation LP.

Art Pepper - Tokyo Debut (1977) {Galaxy Records GCD-4201-2 rel 1995}

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Art Pepper - Tokyo Debut (1977) {Galaxy Records GCD-4201-2 rel 1995}

Art Pepper - Tokyo Debut (1977) {Galaxy Records GCD-4201-2 rel 1995}
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© 1977, 1995 Galaxy Records / Fantasy | GCD-4201-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Alto Sax

After Art Pepper returned to the scene in 1975, it took him two years to get noticed outside of Los Angeles. His initial visit to Japan was a major turning point, and music from one of the very well-received concerts was released for the first time on this 1995 CD. Pepper performs four numbers – "Cherokee," ahis original "The Spirit Is Here," a passionate "Here's That Rainy Day" and a speedy workout on "Straight Life" – with a quintet comprised of Clare Fischer (who unfortunately sticks exclusively to electric piano), bassist Rob Fisher, drummer Peter Riso and percussionist Poncho Sanchez.

Fats Navarro - Memorial (1947) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0181 rel 1992}

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Fats Navarro - Memorial (1947) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0181 rel 1992}

Fats Navarro - Memorial (1947) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0181 rel 1992}
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© 1946-47, 1992 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0181
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Trumpet

Along with other bebop sides Navarro did for Capitol and Blue Note, these Savoy cuts are part of the trumpeter's essential recordings. And being mindful of his early demise in 1950, it's amazing to realize that the Memorial album is one of several incredible sessions Navarro was able to produce in just over a two-year period during the late '40s. Teaming up with frequent musical partner Tadd Dameron, Navarro reels off fluid solos on both the outstanding Dameron original "The Tadd Walk" and a second impressive swinger "Be Bop Carroll."

Azar Lawrence - The Seeker (2014) {Sunnyside SSC 1392}

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Azar Lawrence - The Seeker (2014) {Sunnyside SSC 1392}

Azar Lawrence - The Seeker (2014) {Sunnyside SSC 1392}
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© 2014 Sunnyside Communications, Inc. | SSC 1392
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Jazz / Spiritual Jazz / Saxophone

Jazz fans of a certain age who remember McCoy Tyner’s great 1973 album Enlightenment may have wondered what became of Azar Lawrence. He dropped off jazz radar for most of three decades, but he is back. The Seeker is his fifth record since 2007. He also plays in drummer-composer Franklin Kiermyer’s quartet on Further. Lawrence has been compared to John Coltrane his whole working life, but he is not a replica. He plays Coltrane’s instruments but not his licks and patterns. Even Lawrence’s sound is a variant. On soprano saxophone he is somewhat more rounded, and has slightly more vibrato on tenor. What he shares with Coltrane is an intensity of passion that overwhelms everything in its path.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Originally (1956) {Columbia ‎COL4718722 rel 1990}

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Originally (1956) {Columbia ‎COL4718722 rel 1990}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Originally (1956) {Columbia ‎COL4718722 rel 1990}
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© 1956, 1990 Columbia / Sony Music | COL 471872 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

This LP contains valuable performances by the early Jazz Messengers that sat unissued until decades later. Four selections feature the band when drummer Art Blakey and pianist Horace Silver were co-leaders; trumpeter Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley on tenor and bassist Doug Watkins were also in that quintet. Two numbers from June 1956 find Blakey as sole leader of The Messengers for the first time, heading an otherwise unrecorded unit with Byrd and multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan.

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988 [Re-Up]

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Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961) CD Release 1988 [Re-Up]

Art Blakey, Bud Powell, Barney Wilen, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan - Paris Jam Session (1961)
Live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France, December 18, 1959

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Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Fontana | # 832 692-2 | Time: 00:42:15

This 1959 concert in Paris by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers has been sporadically available on various labels, but this reissue in Verve's Jazz in Paris series is the best sounding and best packaged of the lot. Blakey's group of this period (Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Jymie Merritt, and Walter Davis, Jr.) is in great form during an extended workout of Morgan's intense blues "The Midget," and Dizzy Gillespie's timeless "A Night in Tunisia" is kicked off by Blakey's an electrifying solo. But it is the addition of some special guests for the first two numbers that proves to be extra special. Bud Powell, sitting in for Davis, and French saxophonist Barney Wilen, on alto rather than his normal tenor sax, are both added to the band for inspired versions of Powell's "Dance of the Infidels" and "Bouncing with Bud." Morgan's trumpet playing is outstanding throughout the concert. This is one of the essential live dates in Art Blakey's rather extensive discography.

Bud Powell - Swedish Pastry (1962) {2CD Set, SteepleChase SCCD-37045/46 rel 1998}

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Bud Powell - Swedish Pastry (1962) {2CD Set, SteepleChase SCCD-37045/46 rel 1998}

Bud Powell - Swedish Pastry (1962) {2CD Set, SteepleChase SCCD-37045/46 rel 1998}
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© 1962, 1998 SteepleChase | SCCD-37045/46
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Piano

Earl "Bud" Powell (1924-1966) is generally considered to be the most important pianist in the history of jazz. Noted jazz writer and critic Gary Giddins, in Visions of Jazz, goes even further, saying that "Powell will be recognized as one of the most formidable creators of piano music in any time or idiom."

Warren Wolf - Wolfgang (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC 1077}

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Warren Wolf - Wolfgang (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC 1077}

Warren Wolf - Wolfgang (2013) {Mack Avenue MAC 1077}
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© 2013 Mack Avenue Records | MAC 1077
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibraphone

On the strength of his membership in ensembles led by Christian McBride and Aaron Diehl and his own auspicious Mack Avenue debut in 2011, Warren Wolf appears on a path to stardom as arguably the most exciting bop vibraphonist since Bobby Hutcherson. For Wolfgang, his followup collection on Mack Avenue, Wolf said he wanted to showcase his writing skills and provide more melodies that people can remember. For precisely those reasons, Wolfgang suffers by comparison with his previous work.

Cal Tjader - Jazz At The Blackhawk (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-436-2 rel 1990}

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Cal Tjader - Jazz At The Blackhawk (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-436-2 rel 1990}

Cal Tjader - Jazz At The Blackhawk (1957) {Fantasy OJCCD-436-2 rel 1990}
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© 1957, 1990 Fantasy Records | OJCCD-436-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Vibes

Latin jazz collectors note: the title emphatically is Jazz at the Blackhawk, and even the most determined listener will not find an iota of Cal Tjader's explorations of Latin rhythms here. In its place, we get a sturdy set of bop-flavored workouts by Tjader's expert quartet, recorded live in San Francisco's famous long-defunct nightspot. Tjader himself often sounds like Milt Jackson as he handles the mallets fluidly through a set of standards, a pair of originals by himself and his wife, and – appropriately enough – a witty Baroque-like tune by his pianist Vince Guaraldi called "Thinking of You, MJQ." Eugene "The Senator" Wright (bass) and Al Torre (piano) make up the bop rhythm section, and as long as you know what you're getting, a good time can be had.

Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)

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Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)

Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)
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Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Fantasy Records | # FCD-9675-2

R.I.P. Mr. Lionel Frederick Cole (October 15, 1931 – June 27, 2020)

Lionel Frederick Cole was an American jazz singer and pianist whose recording career spanned almost 70 years. He was the brother of musicians Nat King Cole, Eddie Cole, and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole, and uncle of Natalie Cole and Carole Cole.

Kai Winding and Curtis Fuller - Giant Bones '80 (1990) {Sonet ‎SNTCD834}

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Kai Winding and Curtis Fuller - Giant Bones '80 (1990) {Sonet ‎SNTCD834}

Kai Winding and Curtis Fuller - Giant Bones '80 (1990) {Sonet ‎SNTCD834}
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© 1979, 1990 Sonet Records | ‎SNTCD 834
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

After a successful partnership with J.J. Johnson during the 1950s (with a few more meetings in the 1960s), it's not surprising that Kai Winding enjoyed hooking up with another trombonist from time to time. This meeting with Curtis Fuller, made for Sonet in 1979, rekindles the magic Winding experienced with Johnson, even with different material and musicians (Horace Parlan, Mads Vinding, and Ed Thigpen). The opener, "Love 4 Rent," is Winding's barely disguised reworking of Cole Porter's "Love for Sale," but the hot blowing by both horn players gets the album off to a fast start.

Joe Albany - Portrait of an Artist (1982) [Reissue 2013]

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Joe Albany - Portrait of an Artist (1982) [Reissue 2013]

Joe Albany - Portrait of an Artist (1982) [Reissue 2013]
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Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Elektra/Musician/Warner | # WPCR-27375 | Time: 00:43:09

This mostly ballad-oriented trio set with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Charlie Persip was pianist Joe Albany's final recording. Albany, whose career (especially on records) did not really get going until his final decade, is in generally good form on such tunes as "Autumn In New York," "They Say It's Wonderful" and "Confirmation." The album concludes with a brief interview that sums up some aspects of his episodic life.

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 23 - Charlie Parker - Birdology (2012 CP Records 233193/23 rec 1949}

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Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 23 - Charlie Parker - Birdology (2012 CP Records 233193/23 rec 1949}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 23 - Charlie Parker - Birdology (2012 CP Records 233193/23 rec 1949}
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© 1949, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 23
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

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?

Junior Mance - Happy Time (1962) {Jazzland OJCCD-1029-2 rel 1999}

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Junior Mance - Happy Time (1962) {Jazzland OJCCD-1029-2 rel 1999}

Junior Mance - Happy Time (1962) {Jazzland OJCCD-1029-2 rel 1999}
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© 1962, 1999 Jazzland Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-1029-2
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Piano

Pianist Junior Mance was in excellent company on this inspired 1962 session with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Mickey Roker. Its unfortunate this trio only recorded together on this one date as their unity propels the blues, gospel, and bebop ideas Mance consistently feeds them. The program is highlighted by three Mance originals "Out South," "Taggie's Tune," and the torrid joy of the opening theme "Happy Time," along with versions of "Jitterbug Waltz," "Tin Tin Deo," and Mance at his soulful bluesy best on Clark Terry's "The Simple Waltz."