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George Cables - Cables' Vision (1979) {Contemporary OJCCD-725-2 rel 1992}

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George Cables - Cables' Vision (1979) {Contemporary OJCCD-725-2 rel 1992}

George Cables - Cables' Vision (1979) {Contemporary OJCCD-725-2 rel 1992}
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© 1979, 1992 Contemporary Records /Fantasy | OJCCD-725-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post-Bop / Piano

One of the most satisfying recordings to be released in 1980 (and since reissued on CD in the OJC series), this date by pianist George Cables (who contributed four of the six group originals) features trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (who brought in "Byrdlike") and tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts in fiery form; the two horn players took time off from their much more commercial efforts for other labels. Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson is also in the sextet/septet with bassist Tony Dumas, drummer Peter Erskine, and sometimes percussionist Vince Charles; the one departure is "The Stroll," which is an adventurous piano-vibes duet by Cables and Hutcherson. The solos overall are concise and make expert use of each note. Cables' tunes (including "Morning Song," "I Told You So," and "Inner Glow") are generally catchy and memorable while "Byrdlike" gives the virtuosos an up-tempo blues to romp through. This logically conceived and well-paced set is a gem that is highly recommended.

Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971) {CTI--Sony Music 5127902 rel 2003}

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Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971) {CTI--Sony Music 5127902 rel 2003}

Freddie Hubbard - First Light (1971) {CTI–Sony Music 5127902 rel 2003}
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© 1971, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512790
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

Never one to take lyricism for granted, trumpeter and composer Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor's studio for the third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making a record radically different from anything he'd cut before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie Hancock on Rhodes, guitarists Eric Gale and George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Airto Moreira on percussion, and Richard Wyands on acoustic piano to back him.

Gary Burton - New Vibe Man In Town (1961) {RCA--American Jazz Classics 99046 rel 2012}

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Gary Burton - New Vibe Man In Town (1961) {RCA--American Jazz Classics 99046 rel 2012}

Gary Burton - New Vibe Man In Town (1961) {RCA–American Jazz Classics 99046 rel 2012}
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© 1961, 2012 RCA Victor / Columbia / American Jazz Classics | 99046
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream / Post-Bop / Vibes

One of the preeminent vibraphonist's in jazz, this CD contains two complete LPs from the onset of Gary Burton’s career. The trio album New Vibe Man in Town marks Burton’s debut LP as a leader, while the quartet album Jazz Winds from a New Direction showcase the vibraphonist in collaboration with celebrated guitarist Hank Garland. Drummer Joe Morello is featured on both albums.

Art Blakey & Freddie Hubbard - Feel The Wind (1988) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Art Blakey & Freddie Hubbard - Feel The Wind (1988) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey & Freddie Hubbard - Feel The Wind (1988) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1988, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6389
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Trumpet / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. One of Art Blakey's final recordings as a leader features two separate pianists (Benny Green and Mulgrew Miller) and two bassists (Leon Lee Dorsey and Lonnie Plaxico) taking part, along with the guest appearance of former Jazz Messenger Freddie Hubbard. Blakey was going deaf near the end of his life and sounds a tad tentative at times, while Hubbard's return may have been more to improve his chops (which had been in question after his experiments with fusion). The trumpeter seems rejuvenated by working with his former boss and his latest crop of Young Lions, who also include tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson.

Stan Getz - Live In Paris 1959 (2018) {Frémeaux & Associés FA 5730}

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Stan Getz - Live In Paris 1959 (2018) {Frémeaux & Associés FA 5730}

Stan Getz - Live In Paris 1959 (2018) {Frémeaux & Associés FA 5730}
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© 1959, 2018 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 5730
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

A fantastic live performance from Stan Getz – recorded in Paris at the end of the 50s, and with maybe a bit more of an edge than some of his other European concerts! One of the key factors here is the budding modernist Martial Solal on piano – who makes a nicely surprising partner for Stan – in a group that also features Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – certainly something of a French pick-up group, but one that's top shelf all the way through! Stan's got a wonderful sharpness to his tone – with that growing sense of fullness that would mature in the 60s, but still also this link that maybe goes a bit back towards Lester Young too – spun out on long takes of familiar tunes, very well-recorded as on other selections in this series.

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

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John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) Remastered Reissue 2005
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Hard Bop, Vocal Jazz, Standarts | Label: Impulse! | # 0602498840146 | Time: 00:31:16

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Plays George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1966) {Atlantic Jazz Masters--Rhino 8122-75445-2 rel 2004}

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The Modern Jazz Quartet - Plays George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1966) {Atlantic Jazz Masters--Rhino 8122-75445-2 rel 2004}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Plays George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1966) {Atlantic Jazz Masters–Rhino 8122-75445-2 rel 2004}
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© 1964-65, 2004 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner | 8122-75445-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Third Stream

The Modern Jazz Quartet, a group legendary for it's feats during their heyday in the cool bop period of jazz music, shares with the listener a brilliant effort encompassing their impression of composer George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." Acclaimed by Encyclopedia Britannica as "the greatest American musical drama ever written," The Modern Jazz Quartet perform it at the highest level of creative flair to pay homage to a marvel of composition with the utmost degree of sincerity and respect. This is a piece that Gershwin took a full 11 months to compose and nine months to orchestrate, all based on the initial inspiration from a drama written by playwright Dorothy Heyward. Opening up the score is Gershwin's dazzling and seductive tune "Summertime," a landslide mark of musical brilliance.

Paul Gonsalves - Gettin' Together (1960) {Jazzland OJCCD-203-2 rel 1987}

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Paul Gonsalves - Gettin' Together (1960) {Jazzland OJCCD-203-2 rel 1987}

Paul Gonsalves - Gettin' Together (1960) {Jazzland OJCCD-203-2 rel 1987}
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© 1960, 1987 Jazzland / Fantasy | OJCCD-203-2
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

The most easily available of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves' infrequent sessions as a leader, this CD is a straight reissue of his original Jazzland LP. Three songs (including two ballads) showcase Gonsalves in a quartet with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Jimmy Cobb, while five other pieces add cornetist Nat Adderley (in his prime during the era) to the band. The music is straight-ahead and shows that Gonsalves was quite capable of playing with younger "modernists."

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1978, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6395
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. The 1978 Jazz Messengers was one of Art Blakey's strongest groups in years, although it would soon be overshadowed by its successor (which introduced a young Wynton Marsalis). With trumpeter Valerie Ponomarev, altoist Bobby Watson and a tenor saxophonist forming a potent frontline and new material from each of the principals (plus pianist James Williams) in addition to a lengthy ballad medley, this is a fine all-around set, last available on LP.

Miles Davis - Milestones (1958) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1203}

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Miles Davis - Milestones (1958) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1203}

Miles Davis - Milestones (1958) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1203}
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© 1958, 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1203 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

What is immedately noticeable upon listening to Miles Davis' classic first – and only – album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it's true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackle," recorded in 1955 for a Prestige session with Jackie McLean.

Stan Getz - Award Winner (1957) {Verve Master Edition 543 320-2 rel 2000}

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Stan Getz - Award Winner (1957) {Verve Master Edition 543 320-2 rel 2000}

Stan Getz - Award Winner (1957) {Verve Master Edition 543 320-2 rel 2000}
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© 1957, 2000 Verve Music / UMG | Verve Master Edition | 543 320-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

A great little follow-up to the classic West Coast Jazz album recorded by Stan Getz – and like that one, a set to feature some great rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Lou Levy on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass! The tracks are nice and open – with plenty of room for Stan to roam around – and although you might expect a tightly-arranged kind of sound from the west coast setting, the album's actually surprisingly more relaxed – a fair bit like some of the more open-ended jazz that Shelly Manne started to record on his own at the start of the 60s.

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958) {2013 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

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Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958) {2013 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else (1958) {2013 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
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© 1958, 2013 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81002
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Autumn Leaves" for the first time in the world. Cannonball Adderley gave up his own band in 1957 when he had the opportunity to become a sideman in Miles Davis' epic ensemble with John Coltrane, eventually resulting in some of the greatest jazz recordings of all time (including Milestones and Kind of Blue). Davis returned the favor in March of 1958, appearing as a sideman on Adderley's all-star quintet date for Blue Note, and the resulting session is indeed Somethin' Else.

George Benson - Weekend In L.A. (1977) {Warner Bros. 3139-2 rel 1999}

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George Benson - Weekend In L.A. (1977) {Warner Bros. 3139-2 rel 1999}

George Benson - Weekend In L.A. (1977) {Warner Bros. 3139-2 rel 1999}
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© 1977, 1999 Warner Bros. Records Inc. | 3139-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Quiet Storm / Guitar

Recording live at Los Angeles' Roxy club – then a showcase for many of the hottest acts in pop – was just the tonic that George Benson and his Breezin' band needed on this often jumping album. With unusually lively crowds (for a record-industry watering hole) shouting encouragement, the band gets deep into the four-on-the-floor funk and Benson digs in hard, his rhythmic instincts on guitar sharp as ever. The balance between vocals and instrumentals is about even – George's voice sounds more throaty and soul-oriented than before – and amid the new material, there is a revisit to a favored CTI-era instrumental, the lovely "Ode to a Kudu."

Sonny Clark Trio - The 1960 Time Sessions with George Duvivier and Max Roach (2018) {2CD Set Tompkins Square TSQ 5579}

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Sonny Clark Trio - The 1960 Time Sessions with George Duvivier and Max Roach (2018) {2CD Set Tompkins Square TSQ 5579}

Sonny Clark Trio - The 1960 Time Sessions with George Duvivier and Max Roach (2018) {2CD Set Tompkins Square TSQ 5579}
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© 1960, 2018 Tompkins Square | TSQ 5579
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Jazz Piano Trio

Sonny Clark’s reputation as one of the finest jazz pianists of his era has grown in recent years, with many folks rediscovering his classic Blue Note recordings like ‘Cool Struttin’, ‘Dial ‘S’ for Sonny’, ‘Leapin’ and Lopin’, as well as session work with Lee Morgan, Grant Green and others. Cut down by heroin addiction at age 31 in 1961, Clark’s legacy continues to expand.

Chick Webb - Strictly Jive (1999)

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Chick Webb - Strictly Jive (1999)

Chick Webb - Strictly Jive (1999)
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Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: HEP Records | # HEP CD 1063 mono | Time: 01:15:15

Strictly Jive is the Hep label's 25-track salute to Chick Webb, a formidable percussionist who led one of the toughest big bands of the 1930s. Strictly Jive concentrates upon the years 1935-1940, a period of time that represents the second half of the ten-year Webb dynasty. The Chick Webb orchestra was a jazz incubator from which emerged seasoned instrumentalists like Taft Jordan, Sandy Williams, Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson, and Eddie Barefield, as well as future bandleaders John Kirby and Louis Jordan, and renowned composer and arranger Edgar Sampson. Saxophonist Wayman Carver, one of the few flutists in jazz during the 1930s, was a featured soloist with Chick Webb and may be heard piping away in front of the band on Wilbur Sweatman's "Down Home Rag." Most people who have heard of Webb associate him with his star vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, a dynamic woman who assumed leadership of the band after 30-year-old Chick Webb succumbed to spinal tuberculosis on June 16, 1939 in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.