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John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {Impulse!--Verve Originals rel 2007}

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John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {Impulse!--Verve Originals rel 2007}

John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) {Impulse!–Verve Originals rel 2007}
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© 1962, 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486201 | LP AS-32
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Throughout John Coltrane's discography there are a handful of decisive and controversial albums that split his listening camp into factions. Generally, these occur in his later-period works such as Om and Ascension, which push into some pretty heady blowing. As a contrast, Ballads is often criticized as too easy and as too much of a compromise between Coltrane and Impulse! (the two had just entered into the first year of label representation). Seen as an answer to critics who found his work complicated with too many notes and too thin a concept, Ballads has even been accused of being a record that Coltrane didn't want to make.

Charles Earland - Scorched, Seared & Smokin': The Best of "The Mighty Burner" (2011) {HighNote Digital Issue rec 1997-1999}

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Charles Earland - Scorched, Seared & Smokin': The Best of "The Mighty Burner" (2011) {HighNote Digital Issue rec 1997-1999}

Charles Earland - Scorched, Seared & Smokin': The Best of "The Mighty Burner" (2011) {HighNote Digital Issue rec 1997-1999}
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© 1997-99, 2011 HighNote Records
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ / Keyboards

Charles Earland, known as 'The Mighty Burner' spent his happiest and most productive years at HighNote Records. This is the ultimate Charles Earland 3-CD retrospective. Featuring CHARLES EARLAND and the talents of Eric Alexander, Najee, Carlos Garnett, Melvin Sparks, Irene Reid, Jim Rotondi, Bernard Purdie, Bob DeVos and others.

Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry - The Trumpet Summit Meets The Oscar Peterson Big 4 (1980) {Pablo OJCCD-603-2}

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Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry - The Trumpet Summit Meets The Oscar Peterson Big 4 (1980) {Pablo OJCCD-603-2}

Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry - The Trumpet Summit Meets The Oscar Peterson Big 4 (1980) {Pablo OJCCD-603-2}
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© 1980, 1990 Pablo Today / Fantasy | OJCCD-603-2
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz

To call this CD (a reissue of a Pablo date) an all-star session would be an understatement. Joining pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Bobby Durham are three classic trumpeters: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Freddie Hubbard. They clearly inspire each other (Gillespie flew in from the East Coast specifically for this date) and the music ("Daahoud," "Just Friends," the new blues "Chicken Wings," and a torrid version of "The Champ") has plenty of exciting moments.

Herbie Mann - Live At Newport (1963) {Atlantic--Wounded Bird WOU1413 rel 2001}

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Herbie Mann - Live At Newport (1963) {Atlantic--Wounded Bird WOU1413 rel 2001}

Herbie Mann - Live At Newport (1963) {Atlantic–Wounded Bird WOU1413 rel 2001}
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© 1963, 2001 Atlantic / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1413
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Latin Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Flute

Most of Herbie Mann's Atlantic sessions of the 1960s are among the flutist's best and most popular work. Mann and his regular group of 1963 (which includes vibraphonist Dave Pike, pianist Don Friedman, guitarist Attila Zoller, bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Bob Thomas with added percussionists Willie Bobo and Potato Valdez) are heard in spirited form on this set from the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival. There are two surprises, both having to do with Antonio Carlos Jobim tunes.

Lyle Mays Quartet - The Ludwigsburg Concert (2015) {2CD Set, SWR Music--Naxos JAH-453 rec 1993}

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Lyle Mays Quartet - The Ludwigsburg Concert (2015) {2CD Set, SWR Music--Naxos JAH-453 rec 1993}

Lyle Mays Quartet - The Ludwigsburg Concert (2015) {2CD Set, SWR Music–Naxos JAH-453 rec 1993}
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© 1993, 2015 Jazzhaus / SWR Music / Naxos Germany | JAH-453
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

In Memoriam. R.I.P. Lyle Mays. Whether intentionally or not, Lyle Mays seems to have perpetrated one of jazz’s great disappearing acts. For more than three decades, beginning in the mid-’70s, he was an integral component of the Pat Metheny Group, as keyboardist, composer and arranger; released a handful of well-regarded solo albums; and served as sideman to a number of high-profile artists. But for more than a decade now it’s been radio silence.

Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-1974) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}

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Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-1974) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}

Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-1974) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}
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© 1972-74, 2002 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24267-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

This two-fer CD pairs 1972's Live at the Lighthouse with the less impressive, though still worthy, 1974 album Kharma, which was recorded at that year's Montreux Jazz Festival. As the head of a sextet on Live at the Lighthouse, Earland spearheaded some first-class soul-jazz, which integrated some funk and rock of the early '70s without sounding like a watered-down cocktail of all those styles (as many other soul-jazz-pop albums of the time did). The horn section of James Vass on sax and Elmer Coles on trumpet leaned more toward soul than jazz, as heard on the opening instrumental cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Smilin'." The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" wasn't the greatest tune to attempt, though Earland gamely put it into a boppish swing arrangement.

Shirley Scott - Latin Shadows (1965) {Impulse! Japan, Cardboard Sleeve UCCI-9075 rel 2007}

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Shirley Scott - Latin Shadows (1965) {Impulse! Japan, Cardboard Sleeve UCCI-9075 rel 2007}

Shirley Scott - Latin Shadows (1965) {Impulse! Japan, Cardboard Sleeve UCCI-9075 rel 2007}
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© 1965, 2007 Impulse! / MCA / Universal Japan | UCCI-9075
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Modern Arrangement / Latin Jazz / Organ

My own approach to this album is from the Gary McFarland perspective. McFarland was an arranger, vibe player, and producer who operated for about a decade until his life was cut tragically short. He is the arranger (and one of the musicians) on this album. This album is best seen as a collaboration between Scott and McFarland. As such, it bears the hallmarks of McFarland's sound. His sound at this time was particularly reflective of the bossa nova and latin sounds that rose to prominence in the early-to-mid '60s. Latin Shadows is an excellent and successful example of McFarland's work, with the lovely Ms. Scott starring as the featured soloist.

Stanley Turrentine - Let It Go (1966) {Impulse! Japan UCCU-5294 rel 2005}

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Stanley Turrentine - Let It Go (1966) {Impulse! Japan UCCU-5294 rel 2005}

Stanley Turrentine - Let It Go (1966) {Impulse! Japan UCCU-5294 rel 2005}
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© 1966, 2005 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-5294 | Jazz The Best Series 24bit
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Organ

This is by far one of the greatest examples of the Sax-Organ combo. Featuring Turrentine's then wife Shirley Scott her church bred organ style pulsates with each note,the soulful influences of Turrentine are brought to life, sharing a passsion with Scott's free wheeling hammond b-3 breakdowns, aggresively adding fuel to the rapture. Not too mention it's a classic Impulse release from another classic 50's sax man who's not John Coltrane.

Hank Jones - Lazy Afternoon (1989) {Concord Jazz CCD-4391}

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Hank Jones - Lazy Afternoon (1989) {Concord Jazz CCD-4391}

Hank Jones - Lazy Afternoon (1989) {Concord Jazz CCD-4391}
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© 1989 Concord Jazz | CCD-4391
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Hank Jones, the father of Detroit's piano legacy (preceding Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris and Roland Hanna) is teamed on this Concord CD with the typically superb bass of Dave Holland, the supportive drumming of Keith Copeland and (on half the songs) Ken Peplowski's alto (with just a touch of his clarinet). Jones performs a diverse yet unified set of standards and originals. His use of celeste on a moody "Lazy Afternoon," his Monkish "Intimidation" and a trio romp on "Speak Low" are among the highpoints of the excellent release by an ageless master.

Charles Earland - Black Drops (1970) {Prestige OJCCD-1078-2 rel 2002}

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Charles Earland - Black Drops (1970) {Prestige OJCCD-1078-2 rel 2002}

Charles Earland - Black Drops (1970) {Prestige OJCCD-1078-2 rel 2002}
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© 1970, 2002 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-1078-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

The late '60s and early '70s were a very productive time for Charles Earland. At his best, the organist delivered five-star gems during that period, such as Black Talk and Living Black – and at his worst, he provided decent, if unremarkable, albums like Black Drops. Although not in a class with Black Talk or Living Black, this Bob Porter-produced soul-jazz/hard bop LP is satisfying and generally enjoyable.

The Count Basie Bunch - Too Marvelous for Words (1999) {Vanguard Records 79601-2 rec 1956-1958}

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The Count Basie Bunch - Too Marvelous for Words (1999) {Vanguard Records 79601-2 rec 1956-1958}

The Count Basie Bunch - Too Marvelous for Words (1999) {Vanguard Records 79601-2 rec 1956-1958}
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© 1956-58, 1999 Vanguard Records | 79601-2
Jazz / Swing / Mainstream Jazz

Too Marvelous for Words compiles 12 highlights from John Hammond's late-'50s recordings of Count Basie and his band for Vanguard. Hammond didn't specifically record Basie, who only appears on four tracks on this compilation. Instead, he assembled various members of Basie's band, had them run through familiar items of their repertoire, adding a couple of stray songs and originals along the way. Since these recordings were made in the late '50s, when all of the members (apart from the odd newcomer, such as Kenny Burrell) were well established, these sessions aren't as revelatory as many of Hammond's blues and folk recordings, which had the wondrous element of discovery.

Cannonball Adderley - Them Dirty Blues (1960) {Capitol Jazz 95447 rel 2000}

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Cannonball Adderley - Them Dirty Blues (1960) {Capitol Jazz 95447 rel 2000}

Cannonball Adderley - Them Dirty Blues (1960) {Capitol Jazz 95447 rel 2000}
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© 1960, 2000 Riverside / Capitol Jazz | 7243 4 95447 2 7
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

One of the all-time great ones by Cannonball! This record captures him in the prime of his early soul jazz fame – working with an unbelievably heavy quintet that featured Bobby Timmons on piano (with Barry Harris sitting in on a few tracks), Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The quintet forged a sound that made them an immediate hit – and which had their tight, jagged, soul-drenched sound getting copied by everyone.

Arianna Neikrug - Changes (2018)

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Arianna Neikrug - Changes (2018)

Arianna Neikrug - Changes (2018)
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Vocal Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CJA00103 | Time: 00:48:25

After winning the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition then performing at the Montreal International Jazz Festival the following year, 25-year-old singer and songwriter Arianna Neikrug makes her grander introduction to the music world with the August 24, 2018 release of Changes on Concord Jazz. Produced by the Grammy-winning pianist and arranger Laurence Hobgood, Changes displays Neikrug’s gift for interpreting tunes from the Great American Songbook and more recent pop and R&B classics from the ’70s. The disc also contains two originals that reveal some of Neikrug’s journey from her hometown of Los Angeles to New York City, where she argues she truly belongs. Blending the right amount of reverence for the jazz tradition with a knowing glance to modern pop and R&B classics, sprinkled with two inviting originals, Changes will delight both jazz purists and novices without making any unwise artistic compromises as she superbly negotiates the glories of jazz’s past with a wide-eyed optimism that betrays her tender age.

Jack McDuff - The Soulful Drums (2001) {Prestige PRCD-24256-2 rec 1964-1965}

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Jack McDuff - The Soulful Drums (2001) {Prestige PRCD-24256-2 rec 1964-1965}

Jack McDuff - The Soulful Drums (2001) {Prestige PRCD-24256-2 rec 1964-1965}
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© 1964-65, 2001 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24256-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Organ / Drums

Essentially collaborative ventures the two albums collected on this Prestige two-fer are not only vehicles for McDuff but also, as the title denotes the Soul-injected percussion of Joe Dukes. Both sessions are heavy on grooves, but each suffers from the clichés of the soul jazz idiom despite the dynamic drum play at the core of the group. Broken record boogaloos often relegate all but Dukes to supportive riffing and the glut of incessant vamping behind the drummer’s frequent breaks often flirts dangerously with tedium. Several of the opening tracks are stymied by this problem with track lengths outdistancing the relative creativity of their content.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Summertime (1976) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Summertime (1976) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Summertime (1976) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster}
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© 1976, 2014 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-318 | LP TBM-69
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series. Limited paper sleeve edition. Summertime is the seventh album by pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto released by the Three Blind Mice label. Virtually unknown when he made his first recording in 1974, he had become one of the most popular jazz pianists by the time of this exciting live recording in 1976.