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Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

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Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)
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© 1977, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512795
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Flute

Autophysiopsychic is probably the single album that many Yusef Lateef fans either love or hate the most. Along with guest soloist Art Farmer on flugelhorn, guitarist Eric Gale, keyboardist Cliff Carter, drummer Jim Madison and bassist Gary King (except for "Sister Mamie," which features Steve Gadd and Alex Blake respectively), "Teefski" romps through five fat slices of original funk that have far more in common with the sounds of Chocolate City than with the bop sounds of 52nd Street. Autophysiopsychic is awash in the soft soul-funk-jazz sound typical of Creed Taylor's (CTI) productions in the 1970s.

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)
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Bop, Swing, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: IMC Music | # JHR 73613

This rich collection of late-1940's recordings from the seminal bop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie returns us to the period when modern jazz had firmly broken away from swing, even as, for many jazz fans, it was fulfilling musical promises that swing had long held out. One of the more compelling features of this collection is its focus on ensembles that are larger than the stereotypical small-group bebop lineup. Gillespie liked the big-band style in which he had made his name, and here we find groups of more than twelve pieces handling Gillespie's and other composers' most challenging bop compositions…

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

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Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)

Nat King Cole - Legends Of The 20th Century (1999)
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Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop / Vocal Pop / Vocal Jazz
EMI Records #7243 522817 2 5

This volume of Capitol/EMI's Legends Of The 20th Century profiles Nat King Cole, tracing his work as a jazz pianist and a massively popular singer. Both sides of Cole's talent are explored in this 22-track album, which includes "Nature Boy," "Unforgettable," "When I Fall In Love" and other vocal hits as well as jazz works like "Straighten Up And Fly Right," "When I Take My Sugar To Tea," "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" and "Body And Soul." A fine sampling of highlights from both of Cole's careers.

Gary Peacock Trio - Eastward (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 36}

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Gary Peacock Trio - Eastward (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 36}

Gary Peacock Trio - Eastward (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 36}
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© 1970, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 36
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Bass / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of Gary Peacock's rare Japanese-only albums for Columbia – really dynamic trio work that's a lot more powerful than the bassist's later sides for ECM! Gary's working here with Masabumi Kikuchi on piano and Hiroshi Murakami on drums – in a mode that's got the open-ended, long flowing energy that would emerge most strongly in Japanese trio sessions a few years later – a style that's exploratory, but never too free – and perfectly suited to the tonal colors that Peacock's always brought to his work on bass. The set is sophisticated, yet never full of itself – with a great juxtaposition of lyrical and modern moments, carved out here with a heck of a lot of power!

Chet Baker - Quartet with Russ Freeman (1956) {Pacific Jazz}

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Chet Baker - Quartet with Russ Freeman (1956) {Pacific Jazz}

Chet Baker - Quartet with Russ Freeman (1956) {Pacific Jazz}
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© 1956, 1997 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 55453 2 0
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

Quartet: Russ Freeman & Chet Baker brings together tracks that pianist Russ Freeman recorded with trumpeter Chet Baker during their time as bandmates in the 1950s. Freeman was a regularly gigging, bop-oriented player in Los Angeles when he joined forces with rising jazz star Baker in 1953. Baker, who had just parted ways with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan after making a splash with their legendary pianoless quartet, was looking for a musical director to help chart his own course.

Earl Coleman featuring Billy Taylor - Love Songs (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27394}

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Earl Coleman featuring Billy Taylor - Love Songs (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27394}

Earl Coleman featuring Billy Taylor - Love Songs (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27394}
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© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27394 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A great return to form for vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer who'd recorded earlier in the bop years, but who makes a rare 60s appearance here on a soulful set for Atlantic Records! Coleman's got a rich voice that's somewhere between Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine – with a great range that really goes deep when it wants, yet still has a fluid sensibility that's definitely jazz more than anything else. Billy Taylor's on the record on piano, and leads the combo on most numbers – but the set also features some nice arrangements from Frank Foster and Tom McIntosh, both of whom really keep things interesting. Titles include "Charade", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "I Wish I Knew", "Day In the Life Of a Fool", and "I Won't Tell A Soul".

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

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Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)

Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell - The Dolo Coker Sessions 1976 (2008)
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Jazz, Bop, Cool | Label: Synergy | # SRCD 55304 | Time: 01:11:21

This edition contains all of the quintet recordings from Art Pepper & Blue Mitchell's Dec. 27, 1976 studio session accompanied by the Dolo Cocker Trio, as well as the complete quintet material from the studio date of the previously day, featuring the same lineup with Harold Land instead of Pepper. Includes 8-page booklet.

Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich - Krupa and Rich (1955) {Verve 521 643-2 rel 1994}

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Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich - Krupa and Rich (1955) {Verve 521 643-2 rel 1994}

Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich - Krupa and Rich (1955) {Verve 521 643-2 rel 1994}
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© 1955, 1994 Verve / PolyGram Records | 521 643-2
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Mainstream Jazz / Drums

On this CD reissue, drummers Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich only actually play together on one of the seven songs, a lengthy rendition of "Bernie's Tune" that has a six-minute "drum battle." Krupa and Rich do perform two songs apiece with a remarkable all-star band consisting of trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge, tenors Illinois Jacquet and Flip Phillips, pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, and bassist Ray Brown. Each of the principals get some solo space, giving this release more variety than one might expect. In addition there are two bonus cuts from a Buddy Rich date that feature the drummer with trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman, tenors Ben Webster and Frank Wess, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and rhythm guitarist Freddie Green. Excellent music overall if not quite essential.

Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning: Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2014) {2CD Set Resonance Records HCD-2014}

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Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning: Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2014) {2CD Set Resonance Records HCD-2014}

Wes Montgomery - In The Beginning: Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2014) {2CD Set Resonance Records HCD-2014}
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© 1949-58, 2014 Resonance Records | HCD-2014
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Guitar

Rare Wes Montgomery material is hard to come by. Not counting Willow Weep for Me, the posthumous LP Verve issued in 1968 not long after the guitarist's passing, there was Resonance's 2012 set Echoes of Indiana Avenue, which contained largely live performances from 1957 and 1958. In the Beginning, released three years after Echoes, draws from a similar well of unreleased recordings, offering a heavy dose of live material along with five sides produced by Quincy Jones at Columbia Studios in 1955, plus three tracks a session at Spire Records in Fresno, California in 1949.

Sonny Stitt - Saxophone Supremacy (1959) {Verve Japan Jazz The Best Series UCCU-9943 rel 2012}

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Sonny Stitt - Saxophone Supremacy (1959) {Verve Japan Jazz The Best Series UCCU-9943 rel 2012}

Sonny Stitt - Saxophone Supremacy (1959) {Verve Japan Jazz The Best Series UCCU-9943 rel 2012}
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© 1959, 2012 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9943 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Classic Sonny Stitt for Verve – one of those masterful albums he cut for the label in the 50s – all in a format that's misleadingly simple on paper, but surprisingly complex in execution! Stitt's backed by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – but all players seem to hit a more deeply soulful groove than usual – just the right sound to match Sonny's sharper-edge groove, and near-perfect execution of his solos. Stitt's tone is right out front in the mix – beautifully recorded by Norman Granz, with as much respect to his sound as Sonny brings to his own renditions of the tunes.

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
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Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.

Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (2008) {2CD Set Wommusic WOM0001}

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Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (2008) {2CD Set Wommusic WOM0001}

Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (2008) {2CD Set Wommusic WOM0001}
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© 2008 Wommusic (Word of Mouth Music) | WOM0001
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Guitar

For electric guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel's seventh offering, he has taken the challenge of recording live at the hallowed Village Vanguard in NYC, written new music for the occasion, put together a dynamic backup band, and offers lengthy composed music foundations followed by extensive solo discourses. As usual, Rosenwinkel's style is an interwoven, complex fabric of melodies and harmonies that seem brighter and luminous, yet have an inward and insular confidence that belies a more mysterious nature. Saxophonist Mark Turner, the incredible drummer Eric Harland, and acoustic pianist Aaron Goldberg help Rosenwinkel lift the bandstand, while unobtrusive bassist Joe Martin provides the support underneath for the others to fly.

Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}

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Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}

Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (1964-1965 {Vocalion CDSML8482 rel 2011}
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© 1964-65, 2011 Vocalion | CDSML8482
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Two tenor sax colossuses - Paul Gonsalves and Tubby Hayes - join forces on 'Just Friends', a rare EMI album recorded in 1965, which here makes its first appearance on CD. Apart from one standard number (the title track), the music comes from the pens of several premier British jazzers including Ian Hamer, Stan Tracey, Jimmy Deuchar and Hayes himself. In the band are such luminaries as Jackie Sharpe (baritone sax), Les Condon (trumpet), Stan Tracey (piano), Lennie Bush (bass) and Ronnie Stephenson (drums).

The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2012, item 21of33}

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The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2012, item 21of33}

The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2012, item 21of33}
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© 1962, 2012 Riverside / Concord | 0888072337183
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Concord Music Group releases three new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced with 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks on each release (some previously unissued), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series showcases pivotal recordings of the past several decades by artists whose influence on the jazz tradition continues to reverberate among jazz musicians and audiences well into the 21st Century.

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

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Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}
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© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27462 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Flute

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The beat goes on, and Herbie Mann gets plenty darn groovy – serving up these short, soulful tunes that really pack a sweet little punch – thanks in part to some excellent work on vibes by the young Roy Ayers! Ayers' rings out next to Herbie's flute in a very cool way – almost Latin, but a bit groovier overall, with some echoes of bossa and 60s soundtrack jazz – all mixed with deeper soul currents that are very much in the best 60s jazz spirit of Atlantic Records! Jimmy Wisner handles the arrangements, and also plays some mean piano. Titles include Dave Pike's "Dream Garden", which was arranged by Pike himself – plus Herbie Mann's "West African High Life", and Herbie Hancock's "Hey Ho" – as well as the cuts "No Matter What Shape", "More Rice Than Peas, Please", "Soul Montuno", and "The Beat Goes On".