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Larry Vuckovich Trio - Street Scene (2006) {Tetrachord Music 684}

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Larry Vuckovich Trio - Street Scene (2006) {Tetrachord Music 684}

Larry Vuckovich Trio - Street Scene (2006) {Tetrachord Music 684}
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© 2006 Tetrachord Music | 684
Jazz / Modal Music / Neo-Bop / Piano

Pianist Larry Vuckovich has recorded in a variety of settings in his career, ranging from swing to music that reflects his roots in Eastern Europe. Street Scene is one of his finest showcases for it puts the focus on Vuckovich's skills on the piano in a trio that on four selections is augmented by one or two Latin percussionists. The Latin pieces, which include "As Time Goes by Mambo" and "Blue Bohemia Suite," are particularly infectious. The trio numbers, which include standards, a few obscurities (including Sonny Clark's "News for Lulu") and some originals by the pianist, are swinging, boppish, and inventive, attached to the tradition but not predictable. With stimulating support from bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Akira Tana, this is an easily enjoyable and recommended release from one of San Francisco's finest jazz pianists.

King Oliver - Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (2006) {2CD Off The Record-Archeophone ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2}

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King Oliver - Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (2006) {2CD Off The Record-Archeophone ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2}

King Oliver - Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (2006) {2CD Off The Record-Archeophone ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2}
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© 1923, 2006 Off The Record / Archeophone Records | ARCH OTR-MM 6-C2
Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Cornet

Because the personnel include Louis Armstrong, Lillian Hardin, and Johnny and Baby Dodds, the 1923 recordings of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, originally made for the Gennett, OKeh, Columbia, and Paramount labels, have been reissued numerous times as formats have changed and technology has improved. Here, the Canadian label Off the Record (distributed in the U.S. by Archeophone Records) puts 37 tracks on two CDs, having made transfers from the most pristine 78-rpm discs available.

VA - The Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice Vol. 1-3 (1987-1989) {TBM Records, TBM CD 9001~03, W. Germany}

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VA - The Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice Vol. 1-3 (1987-1989) {TBM Records, TBM CD 9001~03, W. Germany}

VA - The Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice Vol. 1-3 (1987-1989) {TBM Records, TBM CD 9001~03, W. Germany}
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© 1987-1989 Three Blind Mice | TBM CD 9001~03
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

During the 70s, the Japanese jazz scene was in an incredibly intense phase - one that had players breaking out of older modes that were often strict copies of American jazz, and working in newer styles that often blended soul, modal, and spiritual jazz with freer-thinking ideas and more Eastern-inspired modes. The result was an incredible batch of music that was probably more strongly recorded by the Three Blind Mice label than any other Japanese imprint - because unlike some of their contemporaries, TBM didn't fill their catalog with work by American players, and often focused exclusively on Japanese artists.

Oliver Nelson & Nobuo Hara - In Tokyo (1970) {Nippon Columbia COCB-54079 rel 2013}

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Oliver Nelson & Nobuo Hara - In Tokyo (1970) {Nippon Columbia COCB-54079 rel 2013}

Oliver Nelson & Nobuo Hara - In Tokyo (1970) {Nippon Columbia COCB-54079 rel 2013}
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© 1970, 2013 Nippon Columbia | COCB-54079
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Post-Bop / Saxophone

Oliver Nelson makes a great appearance here with the Sharps & Flats group of Nobuo Hara – an excellent Japanese ensemble who are clearly inspired by Nelson's soulful arrangements of the 60s! Oliver's the reed soloist on the album, not the leader – and it's great to hear him getting a bit of his own sort of treatment while stretching out as an individual voice – free to remind us that he's also a hell of a soloist when he wants to be, with reed talents that work perfectly with the larger sense of tone from the bigger group! Nelson plays soprano sax wonderfully on a few cuts.

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}

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Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}
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© 1956, 1991 Capitol Records / EMI-Toshiba Japan | TOCJ-5407 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Soul Jazz / Piano

While its title and cover certainly suggest a record firmly in the bachelor pad/lounge music camp, Cool and Sparkling: The Liquid Sounds of Paul Smith nevertheless boasts a melodic ingenuity and technical emphasis that reward deeper listening. What keyboardist Smith dubs "liquid sound" is in fact a space-age pop precursor to soul-jazz, with an energy and groove all its own. Aided by clarinetist Abe Most, guitarist Tony Rizzi, and bassist Sam Cheifitz, Smith is too good a player and too clever a composer to settle for mere background music – structure is as important here as sound, and while Cool and Sparkling blends effortlessly with its surroundings, it never sacrifices substance for style.

Denny Zeitlin - Carnival (1964) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 82}

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Denny Zeitlin - Carnival (1964) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 82}

Denny Zeitlin - Carnival (1964) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 82}
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© 1964, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 82
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. The Zeitlin trio…a stunning display of instrumental virtuosity, emotional depth, and musicality…Zeitlin’s piano is impeccable…introspective, filled with joy, bitingly mocking, always intelligent and emotional. Bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Jerry Granelli join the pianist on the Carnival session. Zeitlin's "Carole's Garden" has been recorded several times by other musicians since its debut on Carnival. His tranquil "After the War" is so softly played that it would hush the noisiest nightclub crowd.

Earl Hines - Fine & Dandy (1949) {Vogue 74321115082 rel 1992}

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Earl Hines - Fine & Dandy (1949) {Vogue 74321115082 rel 1992}

Earl Hines - Fine & Dandy (1949) {Vogue 74321115082 rel 1992}
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© 1949, 1992 Vogue | 74321115082
Jazz / Stride / Classic Jazz / Piano

The close of 1949 is a rich era for french jazz lovers. One after the other, Sidney Bechet, Buck Clayton, Louis Armstrong, Willie "The Lion" Smith and Coleman Hawkins tour de France. After years of privacy, ther's lots to be heard again. The one everybody is expecting is obviously Louis Armstrong, who had been in Europe the year before, and whose reputation reaches further than the circle of the happy few. At salle Pleyel, on November 3, the "King of Jazz" plays with the same sextet as the year before, with the exception of Cozy Cole on drums, who replaces Big Sid Catlett.

Larry Vuckovich - Blue Balkan Then and Now (2002) {Tetrachord Music rec 1980, 2001}

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Larry Vuckovich - Blue Balkan Then and Now (2002) {Tetrachord Music rec 1980, 2001}

Larry Vuckovich - Blue Balkan Then and Now (2002) {Tetrachord Music rec 1980, 2001}
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© 1980, 2002 Tetrachord Music / Inner City | [None] / IC-1096
Jazz / Modal Music / Folk Jazz / Neo-Bop / Piano

Pianist Larry Vuckovich revisits his landmark 1980 recording on this combined reissue and new release. Prefiguring the much-lauded work of Dave Douglas and the Tiny Bell Trio, guitarist Brad Shepik, and even John Zorn, the Yugoslavian-born Vuckovich combines the ethnic melodies and rhythms from his native Balkans with modal jazz. Never as avant-garde as his contemporaries, Vuckovich nonetheless pushes the boundaries of both jazz and folk styles. The original tracks featured the brilliant vibe playing of Bobby Hutcherson, who unfortunately does not reprise his role on the four new pieces.

Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}

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Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}

Joe Wilder - Softly With Feeling (1956) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 1191, Early Press, rel 1989}
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© 1956, 1989 Savoy Jazz / SJ Records | ZDS 1191
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Swing / Trumpet

Before it was more common for jazz players like Wynton Marsalis to play both jazz and the "straight" music from stage, screen, and concert hall, trumpeter Joe Wilder broke the mold as a regular in Broadway pit bands and as a staff musician at ABC-TV from 1957-1973. After fleshing out his formal studies via stints with Lionel Hampton, Jimmie Lunceford, Lucky Millander, and Count Basie, Wilder augmented his "day job" at ABC with several dates as a leader. This 1956 Savoy session finds him in the sympathetic company of pianist Hank Jones, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Kenny Clarke.

Daniel Schnyder - Nucleus (1995) {Enja Records - ENJ-8068 2}

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Daniel Schnyder - Nucleus (1995) {Enja Records - ENJ-8068 2}

Daniel Schnyder - Nucleus (1995) {Enja Records - ENJ-8068 2}
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© 1995 Enja Records | ENJ-8068 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream / Contemporary Jazz / Saxophone

Daniel Schnyder is known as a composer/performer with a dynamic reputation in both jazz and classical fields. He recorded over ten CDs of his own music for Enja Records, Col Legno, Koch Jazz, CCnc, Universal, BIS, TCB, Arabesque and Red Records. As a performer Daniel toured and recorded with many well-known classical musicians, world music artists and jazz players.

Martial Solal & Joachim Kuhn - Duo In Paris (1975) {Dreyfus Jazz - FDM 36503-2 rel 1991}

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Martial Solal & Joachim Kuhn - Duo In Paris (1975) {Dreyfus Jazz - FDM 36503-2 rel 1991}

Martial Solal & Joachim Kuhn - Duo In Paris (1975) {Dreyfus Jazz - FDM 36503-2 rel 1991}
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© 1975, 1991 Disques Dreyfus / Dreyfus Jazz | FDM 36503-2
Jazz / Post-Bop / Modern Creative / Duo Piano

Martial Solal and Joachim Kühn joined forces in 1975 for a duo piano concert during the debut of the Festival Independent de Massy. Both musicians enjoy showing off their right-handed runs in the opening to "Solar," before turning on the afterburners and really starting to wow the audience. The remaining two numbers are evidently on-the-spot duo improvisations, with "Journey Around the World" segueing through many different moods. "Musica 2000," a 19-minute excursion, is even more intense and clearly much further into the avant-garde camp. Throughout the concert, the two pianists are clearly inspired by each other. Released by Dreyfus in Europe, but not in the U.S., this recommended live CD may be somewhat difficult to acquire.

Mike LeDonne - AwwlRIGHT! (2015) {Savant SCD2148}

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Mike LeDonne - AwwlRIGHT! (2015) {Savant SCD2148}

Mike LeDonne - AwwlRIGHT! (2015) {Savant SCD2148}
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© 2015 Savant Records | SCD 2148
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

On AwwlRight!, his eighth outing at the Hammond B3 for Savant Records, pianist-turned-organist Mike LeDonne uses the same personnel and prescription that have worked so well for him in the past, guiding his sure-handed Groover Quartet through its paces in a series of bracing tunes that are all but guaranteed to quicken the mind and enliven the soul of anyone who admires and appreciates robust and well-designed contemporary jazz.

John Patton Quintet - This One's For Ja (1996) {DIW Records Japan - DIW-919}

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John Patton Quintet - This One's For Ja (1996) {DIW Records Japan - DIW-919}

John Patton Quintet - This One's For Ja (1996) {DIW Records Japan - DIW-919}
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© 1996 DIW Records Japan | DIW-919
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ Hammond B-3

On the third album of his '90s comeback, Big John Patton chooses to create a relaxed vibe, smoothly grooving through a surprising choice of material. Most of the record consists of challenging songs like Coltrane's "Syeeda's Song Flute" and Grachan Moncur III's "Sonny's Back," which gives Patton – as well as his supporting band, featuring guitarist Ed Cherry and tenor saxophonist Dave Hubbard – the chance to create intricate yet accessible music. This is music that can be heard as simply a good groove yet it rewards careful listening. This One's for J.A. again confirms that Patton has made one of the rare comebacks in jazz, one that does justice to his earlier work.

Larry Vuckovich - Somethin' Special (2011) {Tetrachord Music 686} (with special guest Scott Hamilton)

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Larry Vuckovich - Somethin' Special (2011) {Tetrachord Music 686} (with special guest Scott Hamilton)

Larry Vuckovich - Somethin' Special (2011) {Tetrachord Music 686} (with special guest Scott Hamilton)
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© 2011 Tetrachord Music | 686
Jazz / Post Bebop / West Coast Jazz / Piano

A veteran pianist deserving of wider recognition, Larry Vuckovich has spent several decades on the American jazz scene since leaving his native Yugoslavia for the U.S. in the early '50s. For the most part the songs on these 2011 sessions focus on bop and hard bop from the late '50s and early '60s, ranging from solo piano to trio, quartet, and quintet, featuring tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton on five selections. Vuckovich's working group includes tenor saxophonist Noel Jewkes, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Chuck McPherson. Vuckovich's solo treatment of Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica" mixes glistening lines with jaunty bop, while his approach to Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" is lush with a few Tatum-inspired runs added for fun.

Buddy Collette - Bossa Nova (1961) {P-Vine Japan Mini LP PCD-20175 rel 2012}

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Buddy Collette - Bossa Nova (1961) {P-Vine Japan Mini LP PCD-20175 rel 2012}

Buddy Collette - Bossa Nova (1961) {P-Vine Japan Mini LP PCD-20175 rel 2012}
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© 1961, 2012 Crown Jazz / P-Vine Japan | PCD-20175 | Mini LP
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Samba Jazz / Latin Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

A really cool bit of bossa jazz from reedman Buddy Collette – an artist who's not as well associated with the genre as Stan Getz or Paul Desmond – but who really cooks nicely here! The setting is relatively lean and groovy – with guitar from Howard Roberts, bass from Mel Pollan, and percussion from Leo Acosta and Darias – both of whom bring a nice sort of west coast vibe to the set, one that's different from some of the Verve bossa modes of the time. Jim Helms handled the arrangements, with a nice airy sort of mode – and Buddy plays both tenor and flute, on titles that include "Nao Pode Ser", "Porque De Moras", "A Pele Do Marfin", "A Meie Noite", "Samba Da Tartaruga", and "Amor Levado".