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Art Farmer & Benny Golson - The Complete Argo-Mercury Jazztet Sessions (2004) {7CD Set, Mosaic MD7-225 rec 1960-1962}

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson - The Complete Argo-Mercury Jazztet Sessions (2004) {7CD Set, Mosaic MD7-225 rec 1960-1962}

Art Farmer & Benny Golson - The Complete Argo-Mercury Jazztet Sessions (2004) {7CD Set, Mosaic MD7-225 rec 1960-1962}
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© 1960-62, 2004 Mosaic Records | MD7-225
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

The Jazztet was one of the best small groups playing hard bop during the early '60s, jointly led by Art Farmer and Benny Golson. This boxed set not only includes all six albums that they recorded for Argo and Mercury, but also features three sessions apiece led separately by Farmer and Golson. Farmer was in the process of making a switch from trumpet to flügelhorn during this time frame, while Golson's solid tenor sax was overshadowed somewhat by his impressive contributions as a composer and arranger, a primary reason the group is remembered.

Lenny McBrowne And The 4 Souls - Complete Recordings (1960) {2CD Set, Fresh Sound FSR-CD614 rel 2010}

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Lenny McBrowne And The 4 Souls - Complete Recordings (1960) {2CD Set, Fresh Sound FSR-CD614 rel 2010}

Lenny McBrowne And The 4 Souls - Complete Recordings (1960) {2CD Set, Fresh Sound FSR-CD614 rel 2010}
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© 1960, 2010 Fresh Sound Records / Pacific Jazz / Riverside | FSR-CD 614
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Drums

When Lenny McBrowne and the 4 Souls began gigging in Sacramento and San Francisco clubs they were critically hailed as the greatest promise for the future of West Coast jazz. The leader had gained much of his experience working with Harold Land and playing engagements with Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson and Curtis Fuller. His renowned finesse as a drummer was acquired while mastering the subtleties of his mentor, Max Roach. In these sessions for Pacific Jazz and Riverside, he showed he had become one of the top drummers on the jazz scene, and his young musicians—average age 25—swing hard as a unit. Terry Trotter, Don Sleet and Daniel Jackson are here on top of the demands he placed on them.

Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

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Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 1955, 2009 Concord / Prestige | 0888072313439 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Trumpet

Although they had made a few slightly earlier cuts that would later be issued on Columbia, the first full-length album by the Miles Davis Quintet is quite intriguing in that it gives one a look at tenor saxophonist John Coltrane when he still had a hesitant style. This CD reissue has the same music that is currently available on an Original Jazz Classics set: five jazz standards plus "The Theme." Unlike Coltrane, who would develop rapidly within the next year, Miles was already very much in his prime, sounding quite lyrical on "Just Squeeze Me" and "There Is No Greater Love," and the classic rhythm section (pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) was quickly starting to gel.

Booker Ervin - That's It! (1961) {Candid CCD 79014 rel 1989}

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Booker Ervin - That's It! (1961) {Candid CCD 79014 rel 1989}

Booker Ervin - That's It! (1961) {Candid CCD 79014 rel 1989}
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© 1961, 1989 Candid | CCD 79014
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Booker Ervin, who always had a very unique sound on the tenor, is heard in prime form on his quartet set with pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood. In virtually all cases, the jazz and blues musicians who recorded for Candid in 1960-61 (during its original brief existence) were inspired and played more creatively than they did for other labels. That fact is true for Ervin, even if he never made an indifferent record. In addition to "Poinciana" and "Speak Low," Ervin's quartet (which was a regular if short-lived group) performs four of the leader's originals; best known is "Booker's Blues."

McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (1967) {Blue Note RVG Edition 7243 5 96510 2 6 rel 2004}

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McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (1967) {Blue Note RVG Edition 7243 5 96510 2 6 rel 2004}

McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (1967) {Blue Note RVG Edition 7243 5 96510 2 6 rel 2004}
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© 1967, 2004 Blue Note / Capitol Records | RVG Edition | 7243 5 96510 2 6 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

This is McCoy Tyner in the Blue Note studios five months after his boss of the previous six years, John Coltrane, had died. Tyner had made albums under his name during the Coltrane period, but this set for a bigger Tyner band, including the tenor saxist Bennie Maupin and trumpeter Lee Morgan represents a more radical break from the more orthodox piano trio or sax-led quartet jazz the pianist had fitfully explored since 1963.

George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic--Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}

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George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic--Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}

George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic–Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}
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© 1956, 2000 Atlantic / Koch Jazz | KOC CD-8543
Jazz / Bop / Piano

The fine bop pianist George Wallington hasn't received the recognition he deserved, possibly because of a two-dozen year gap from 1960-1984 when he was entirely out of the music business. This first-rate trio date for Atlantic has finally come out on CD and should help gain him some posthumous attention. One of his two greatest compositions, "Godchild" (which appears on the classic Miles Davis release The Birth of the Cool), opens the disc with a flourish, but there are many strong originals present. The lively stair-stepping "Serendipity" and the furious "Up Jumped the Devil" are worthy of comparison to Bud Powell. Wallington also covers several standards such as "Will You Still Be Mine?" and "It's All Right With Me" with finesse and imagination.

Joe Bushkin - In Concert, Town Hall (1964) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, WPCR-27430}

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Joe Bushkin - In Concert, Town Hall (1964) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, WPCR-27430}

Joe Bushkin - In Concert, Town Hall (1964) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series, WPCR-27430}
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© 1964, 2013 Reprise / Warner Japan | WPCR-27430 EU
Jazz / Standards / Jazz Pop / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Originally released by Reprise Records in 1964, this live date from pianist Joe Bushkin at Town Hall features nine laid-back interpretations of standards, including "I Can't Get Started," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "One for My Baby," and "The Song Is Ended." Bushkin is backed by Chuck Wayne on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Ed Shaughnessy on percussion.

Roy Haynes - Homecoming (1994) {Evidence ECD 22092-2 rec 1992}

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Roy Haynes - Homecoming (1994) {Evidence ECD 22092-2 rec 1992}

Roy Haynes - Homecoming (1994) {Evidence ECD 22092-2 rec 1992}
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© 1994 Evidence Music | ECD 22092-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Drums

This live set was recorded for radio in 1992, just a month before Roy Haynes's group would enter the studio and create the wonderful When It's Haynes, It Roars! The drum legend and his young quartet wind their way through six tunes, most of which would remain staples of their repertoire for years. Everyone plays brilliantly on every track, but some of the excitement of the show might have gotten lost in translation to tape.

Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt (1958) {Argo--Universal Japan UCCU-9746 rel 2011}

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Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt (1958) {Argo--Universal Japan UCCU-9746 rel 2011}

Sonny Stitt - Sonny Stitt (1958) {Argo–Universal Japan UCCU-9746 rel 2011}
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© 1958, 2011 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9746
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Saxophone

A record with a simple, elegant title – and a similar cover image too – but if you know Sonny Stitt, you know there's often plenty beneath the surface, and this classic Chess Records has plenty to offer, once you start listening! The album's right up there with Sonny's work for Roost – in terms of straight, strong, confident blowing – remarkably subtle, but also remarkably well-conceived, and proof that by the end of the 50s, Stitt had really matured greatly as a player – bringing so much to bear in very short space, and really coming up with imaginative solos in the process! The group's a quartet with Barry Harris on piano – but Stitt's the main focus on this set, and for good reason.

Hank Mobley - Dippin' (1965) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5216, Early Press}

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Hank Mobley - Dippin' (1965) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5216, Early Press}

Hank Mobley - Dippin' (1965) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5216, Early Press}
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© 1965, 1986 Blue Note / Toshiba EMI Japan | CP32-5216
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Dippin' is one of Hank Mobley's finer moments, even considering that his entire Blue Note catalog is masterful, particularly his 1960s dates that reveal the depth and dimension of his understanding of harmonic invention – all in the name of groove and swing, of course. This date, recorded on a single day in June of 1965, netted four Mobley originals as well as two covers. The band included trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Larry Ridley, and drummer Billy Higgins. The two-horn front line always served Mobley well.

The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Three Sounds - Eight Classic Albums (2011) 4CD Box Set
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Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD285 | Time: 05:05:55

Four CD set containing eight albums from the Jazz greats: 'Introducing The Three Sounds' (1958), 'Branching Out' (With Nat Adderly) (1958), 'Introducing The Three Sounds Vol. 2' (1958), 'Bottoms Up!' (1959), 'Moods' (1960), 'Hey There' (1961), 'Here We Come' (1960) and 'Blue Hour' (1960).

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014) [Re-Up]

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Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014) [Re-Up]

Andy Bey - Pages From An Imaginary Life (2014)
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Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7266 | Time: 01:06:40

Coming off his Grammy-nominated 2013 album, The World According to Andy Bey, vocalist/pianist Andy Bey delivers the equally compelling 2014 release Pages from an Imaginary Life. As with its predecessor, Pages finds the jazz iconoclast returning to his roots with a set of American Popular Song standards done in a ruminative, stripped-down style. This is Bey, alone at the piano, delving deeply into the harmony, melody, and lyrics of each song. But don't let the spare setting fool you. Bey is a master of interpretation. In his seventies at the time of recording, and having performed over the years in a variety of settings from leading his own swinging vocal trio, to working with hard bop pioneer Horace Silver, to exploring the avant-garde with Archie Shepp, Bey has aged into a jazz oracle who doesn't so much perform songs as conjure them from somewhere in the mystical ether of his psyche.

Billy Taylor - Billy Taylor Trio with Earl May & Percy Brice (1954-1955) {Prestige PRCD 24285-2 rel 2003}

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Billy Taylor - Billy Taylor Trio with Earl May & Percy Brice (1954-1955) {Prestige PRCD 24285-2 rel 2003}

Billy Taylor - Billy Taylor Trio with Earl May & Percy Brice (1954-1955) {Prestige PRCD 24285-2 rel 2003}
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© 1954-55, 2003 Prestige Records / Fantasy | PRCD 24285-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Billy Taylor has become a jazz institution, with his multi-faceted role as a leading jazz musician, and jazz educator and spokesman, as well as serving several stretches in hosting both local and syndicated radio programs. Still going strong at 82, when this Prestige reissue CD became available in the fall of 2003, many of his longtime fans will finally get their first opportunity to hear some of his long unavailable early recordings. This compilation combines two trio dates with bassist Earl May and drummer Percy Brice: his 1954 Town Hall concert, and a studio session from the following year.

Don Elliott - Double Trumpet Doings (1955) {Jazzland OJCCD-1925-2 rel 1999}

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Don Elliott - Double Trumpet Doings (1955) {Jazzland OJCCD-1925-2 rel 1999}

Don Elliott - Double Trumpet Doings (1955) {Jazzland OJCCD-1925-2 rel 1999}
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© 1955, 1999 Jazzland Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-1925-2
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

Originally issued under the slightly more esoteric title “New Counterpoint for Six Valves” this is a disc dominated mainly by the frequent dialogues between its two principle soloists. Elliott and Dedrick make a disparate pair and their contrasting sounds are prime reason for the program’s more interesting outcomes. Elliott was a follower of bebop and renowned more for his talents as a vibraphonist than as a brassman. A collaborator at various times with the likes of George Shearing, Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich his artistic enterprises also moved beyond the realms of jazz into Broadway musicals and novelty tunes. Dedrick was more the product of a swing upbringing and his tone is shaped by a mellower, less overtly complicated approach.

The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) [Recorded 1956-1957]

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The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) [Recorded 1956-1957]

The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra - Deep Passion (1994) Recorded 1956-1957
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Genre: Jazz | Label: GRP, Impulse! | # GRP 11432 | Time: 01:07:48

Two former LPs by big bands led by bassist Oscar Pettiford (who doubles on cello) are reissued in full on this single CD. The arrangements by Gigi Gryce, Lucky Thompson, and Benny Golson feature a lot of concise solos, an inventive use of the harp (either by Janet Putnam or Betty Glamann), and colorful ensembles. Among the many soloists are trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonists Jimmy Cleveland and Al Grey, the French horn of Julius Watkins, the tenors of Thompson or Golson, and the bassist-leader. This formerly rare music is highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans, for it is full of fresh material and subtle surprises.