Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris (1995) {Verve 527 367-2}

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Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris (1995) {Verve 527 367-2}

Johnny Griffin - Chicago, New York, Paris (1995) {Verve 527 367-2}
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© 1995 Verve / PolyGram | 527 367-2
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Like Joe Henderson who released one beautiful CD after another in the past 10 years or so, Griffin plays here with gorgeous tone and overflowing musicality only getting better with age. I love the newer sax lions like James Carter, Joshua Redman, and Joe Lovano but Griffin, again like Joe Henderson, seems to be bringing out the qualities only possessed by those who came from 50s.

Various Artists - Acadian All Star Special (2011) {3CD Set, Bear Family BCD17206CK rec 1946-1959}

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Various Artists - Acadian All Star Special (2011) {3CD Set, Bear Family BCD17206CK rec 1946-1959}

Various Artists - Acadian All Star Special (2011) {3CD Set, Bear Family BCD17206CK rec 1946-1959}
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© 1946-59, 2011 Bear Family Records | BCD 17206 CK
Country / Cajun / Folk / Traditional Country / North American Traditions

A labor of love and a monument to exhaustive research, Bear Family's 2011 box set Acadian All Star Special: The Pioneering Cajun Recordings of J.D. Miller contains every recording Cajun music producer J.D. Miller cut between 1946 and 1959. This simple description downplays the effort behind this triple-disc box. It took considerable effort to document each of these tracks, and more still for Lyle Ferbrache to assemble the notes, but the end result winds up as a cornerstone of Cajun music.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising Live! (2014) [2CD] {Eagle Rock}

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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising Live! (2014) [2CD] {Eagle Rock}

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising Live! (2014) [2CD] {Eagle Rock}
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© 2014 Eagle Rock / Rockpalast | EAGDV 040
Reggae / Political Reggae / Roots Reggae / Rocksteady / Ska

The Uprising Tour ran in Europe from May 30th to July 13th 1980 with five further dates in the USA in September. It was Bob Marley s last tour before his tragically early death in May 1981 at the age of just 36. The tour was in support of the Uprising album released on June 10th 1980. A few days later on June 13th the live show from Dortmund s Westfalenhalle was filmed for the famous German music TV series Rockpalast and is presented here on DVD and CD for the first time with footage restored to the best possible quality. Bob Marley and the Wailers are on superb form and deliver a set of hit singles and classic album tracks. Marley s energetic, charismatic performance gives no indication that he was already ill with the cancer that would take his life less than a year later.

Eddie Palmieri - Sentido (1973) {Coco Records-- Musical Productions Digital Issue rel 2006}

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Eddie Palmieri - Sentido (1973) {Coco Records-- Musical Productions Digital Issue rel 2006}

Eddie Palmieri - Sentido (1973) {Coco Records– Musical Productions Digital Issue rel 2006}
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© 1973, 2006 Coco Records / Musical Productions
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Latin Jazz / Salsa / Piano

Sentido may offer a better portrait of Eddie Palmieri than any of the compilations. "Puerto Rico" is typical of his anthemic, crowd-rousing capability. "No Pienses Asi" is an affecting ballad that rivals those of musicians considered more as singers than Palmieri. "Condiciones Que Existen" is just funky enough to sound like an outtake from the great Harlem River Drive album. "Adoracion" begins spacily but soon becomes, over the course of nine delicious minutes, a hefty jam. "Cosas del Alma" is another ballad. It may be only a half hour of music, but no one will miss the filler. The liners credit Palmieri's fasting as an ingredient in his success; clearly he understands the importance of "leaving them hungry for more."

Mongo Santamaria - At The Black Hawk (1962) {Fantasy}

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Mongo Santamaria - At The Black Hawk (1962) {Fantasy}

Mongo Santamaria - At The Black Hawk (1962) {Fantasy}
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© 1962, 2006 Fantasy / Universal | 00025218243421
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Latin Jazz / Percussion

Applying their famous two-fer philosophy to the digital era, Fantasy combines Mighty Mongo and Viva Mongo! on a single CD, showcasing two somewhat different slants on Mongo Santamaria's music during a period of exploration. Mighty Mongo leans more to Mongo's jazz side without sacrificing his Afro-Cuban rhythmic base, while Viva Mongo has a more distinctly ethnic Cuban sound with Rudy Calzado's solo vocals and the band's group chanting, Rolando Lozano's wooden flute riding playfully above the ensemble, and the traditional Cuban use of string counterlines.

John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) {Impulse!--Verve Originals rel 2008}

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John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) {Impulse!--Verve Originals rel 2008}

John Coltrane - Impressions (1963) {Impulse!–Verve Originals rel 2008}
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© 1963, 2008 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517648999 | LP AS-42
Jazz / Modal Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Jazz / Saxophone

Brilliant work – John Coltrane really opening up in his new spiritual mode of the 60s, hinting at the changes to come, while still keeping the modal groove of previous recordings! The record features tracks from a few different sessions from the years 1961 to 1963, but it holds together beautifully – thanks to a unified creative spirit in the music! The centerpiece of the album is the stunning track "Impressions" – performed by the quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but all tracks are great, and titles include "After the Rain", and "Up 'Gainst The Wall" – plus the brilliant cut "India", which features guest work by Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet!

Keith Jarrett - Samuel Barber, Bela Bartok, Keith Jarrett (2015) {ECM New Series 2445}

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Keith Jarrett - Samuel Barber, Bela Bartok, Keith Jarrett (2015) {ECM New Series 2445}

Keith Jarrett - Samuel Barber, Bela Bartok, Keith Jarrett (2015) {ECM New Series 2445}
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© 2015 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2445
Classical / Piano

Never-heard music from the mighty Keith Jarrett – performances recorded in the mid 80s, and featuring Jarrett working in a mix of jazz and classical styles that's pretty darn great! The first piece is Samuel Barber's "Piano Concerto Op 38", performed with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies – but Jarrett's performance brings an edge and sense of air that recalls some of his own compositions for larger groups from the 70s, especially with Davie at the helm.

Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}

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Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}

Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}
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© 1942-47, 1995 Blue Note ‎/ Capitol | CDP 7243 8 32787 2 5
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Saxophone

Although it has often been written that cool-toned tenor saxophonist Lester Young's experiences with racism in the military during 1944-1945 so scarred him that he never played at the same musical level as he had previously, the music on this essential two-CD reissue disproves that theory. It is true that his attitude toward life was affected and Young became somewhat self-destructive, but his postwar solos rank with the greatest work of his career.

Delfeayo Marsalis - Kalamazoo, an Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis (2017) {Troubadour Jass Records Digital Issue rec 2015}

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Delfeayo Marsalis - Kalamazoo, an Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis (2017) {Troubadour Jass Records Digital Issue rec 2015}

Delfeayo Marsalis - Kalamazoo, an Evening with Delfeayo Marsalis (2017) {Troubadour Jass Records Digital Issue rec 2015}
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© 2017 Troubadour Jass Records / Delfeayo Marsalis
Jazz / Post Bop / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Cool / Trombone

Recorded live at the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. The stellar band for the occasion was comprised of pianist Ellis Marsalis, bassist Reginald Veal, and drummer Ralph Peterson. From the thrilling opening crawl through 'Tin Roof Blues' to a strutting 'Sesame Street Theme' with some plunger mute magic all the way to the appropriately nostalgic 'Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans' closer, this recording gives the listener a glimpse of the captivating, real and true soul and spirit of Delfeayo Marsalis.

Herbie Mann - Windows Opened / The Inspiration I Feel (1968) {Atlantic--Collectables COL-CD-6882 rel 2001}

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Herbie Mann - Windows Opened / The Inspiration I Feel (1968) {Atlantic--Collectables COL-CD-6882 rel 2001}

Herbie Mann - Windows Opened / The Inspiration I Feel (1968) {Atlantic–Collectables COL-CD-6882 rel 2001}
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© 1968, 2001 Atlantic / Collectables Records | COL-CD-6882
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Crossover Jazz / Jazz Pop / Flute

This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Herbie Mann LPs: Windows Opened and The Inspiration I Feel, both originally issued on Atlantic Records in 1968. These 12 tracks feature jazz versions of popular songs of the period written by Donovan, Tim Hardin, and Jimmy Webb plus six associated with Ray Charles. Herbie Mann is accompanied by frequent collaborators Roy Ayers, Sonny Sharrock and Miroslav Vitous (and Bruno Carr), whose names should attract, justifiably, "serious" Jazz lovers.

Sam Cooke - 8 Classic Albums plus Bonus Singles (2013) {4CD Box Set, Real Gone Music RGRNBCD01 rec 1957-1960}

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Sam Cooke - 8 Classic Albums plus Bonus Singles (2013) {4CD Box Set, Real Gone Music RGRNBCD01 rec 1957-1960}

Sam Cooke - 8 Classic Albums plus Bonus Singles (2013) {4CD Box Set, Real Gone Music RGRNBCD01 rec 1957-1960}
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© 1957-60, 2013 Real Gone Music | RGRNBCD001
Jazz / Soul / Rhythm & Blues / Gospel / Funk / Blues

Collecting the albums the soul singer made as he transitioned from gospel to the world of secular music, Eight Classic Albums gathers up a massive collection of both albums and singles of the great Sam Cooke. Featuring his work between 1957 and 1960, this four-disc set contains Sam Cooke, Encore, Tribute to the Lady, Hit Kit, I Thank God, Cooke's Tour, Hits of the Fifties, and Swing Low. The compilation doesn't contain much in the way of liner notes or supplemental material, so while it makes for a great Sam Cooke starter kit, it doesn't provide much in the way of extra information.

Miles Davis - Another Tracks of "Kind of Blue" (1959) {Core Collections Japan CC-001 rel 2003}

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Miles Davis - Another Tracks of "Kind of Blue" (1959) {Core Collections Japan CC-001 rel 2003}

Miles Davis - Another Tracks of "Kind of Blue" (1959) {Core Collections Japan CC-001 rel 2003}
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© 1959, 2003 Core Collections Japan | CC-2003001
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Post Bop / Trumpet

Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Another tracks of Kind of Blue give listeners the unprecedented opportunity to enter the 30th Street studio and witness the creation of this remarkable album. Speed-corrected.

Per Bloland - Chamber Industrial (2015) {Tzadik TZ 4008}

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Per Bloland - Chamber Industrial (2015) {Tzadik TZ 4008}

Per Bloland - Chamber Industrial (2015) {Tzadik TZ 4008}
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© 2015 Tzadik | TZ 4008 | Tzadik Spectrum Series
Jazz / Modern Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental

Per Bloland studied at Stanford with Brian Ferneyhough and Mark Applebaum, has worked at IRCAM and Oberlin, and currently teaches at Miami University. His innovative sound world brilliantly blends custom built electronics with instrumental textures to create unique soundscapes unlike anything you’ve heard before. His work has been performed world wide to great acclaim and Tzadik is proud to present his first full CD release. Passionately performed by Ecce Ensemble Chamber Industrial is an exciting CD of acoustic and electroacoustic compositions filled with surprise and dramatic tension.

The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! (2014) {2CD Set Cuneiform Records} (Frank Zappa related)

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The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! (2014) {2CD Set Cuneiform Records} (Frank Zappa related)

The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! (2014) {2CD Set Cuneiform Records} (Frank Zappa related)
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© 2014 Cuneiform Records / Ed Palermo | Rune 380/81
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Modern Big Band / Jazz Rock

The Ed Palermo Big Band is led by alto saxist and arranger Ed Palermo; he has had this big band with much of the same personnel for over 30 years, which is an impressive feat in itself, and has had his band performing the music of Frank Zappa for 20 years. There are a number of ensembles performing the music of Frank Zappa, who is now recognized as one of the great 20th century American composers, but no one does it with this ease, skill and originality! The band is a 18 piece ensemble of five woodwind players, four trumpeters, three trombonists, two keyboardists, guitar, violin, bass and drum. All of these musicians are NYC professionals, and they have been playing this music for years with Ed, because, like Ed, they recognize and appreciate the genius inherent in the huge body of Zappa's work, and they want to keep this great music alive and in front of the public. OH NO! NOT JAZZ!! consists of two discs: The first disc further explores Ed's distinctive, big band interpretations of the music of Frank Zappa, while the second disc features Ed's own, colorful compositions.

Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

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Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}

Jimmy Smith - Any Number Can Win (1963) {Verve 557 447-2 rel 1998}
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© 1963, 1998 Verve / PolyGram | 557 447-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Big Band / Organ Hammond B3

Sessions like this are proof that Jimmy was one of the most fantastic organ players ever – as his work with large arrangements (supplied here by Claus Ogerman) always seems to groove better than his work with small combos. His sound is impeccable, and he soars ahead of the rest of the orchestra with hard biting soulful solos that are just amazing. Titles include "The Ape Woman", "Any Number Can Win", "G'Won Train", "Tubs", and "Ruby". Packaged in a nice groovy gatefold, too!