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Grant Green - Live At Club Mozambique (1971) {Blue Note}

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Grant Green - Live At Club Mozambique (1971) {Blue Note}

Grant Green - Live At Club Mozambique (1971) {Blue Note}
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© 1971, 2006 Blue Note / Capitol / EMI | 0946 3 63522 2 0
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar

Live at Club Mozambique was, according to Bob Belden's liner notes, rumored to exist for decades in Blue Note's Grant Green discography, but was never released. His explanation as to why is satisfactory – Green's star had waned considerably – and makes some sense, but the label had 15 unissued albums by the guitarist by 1971. This date recorded at the famed Detroit jazz club (Green was living in the city at the time) is the second such set of grooves to be issued from the club floor – Lonnie Smith's was the first. The band consists of Idris Muhammad, Ronnie Foster, Houston Person, and the all but unknown Clarence Thomas, and the two tenor saxophonists (Thomas also played soprano here) laid out heavy, deep funk on the tunes that were chosen.

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27043}

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Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27043}

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27043}
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© 1970, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27043 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes / Piano

This combination works. Vibraphonist Gary Burton and pianist Keith Jarrett (along with guitarist Sam Brown, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Bill Goodwin) play four Jarrett originals plus Steve Swallow's "Como en Vietnam." Elements of pop music, rock, country, and the jazz avant-garde are used in the mixture of styles and the results are quite logical.

Jim Hall - Live, Vol. 2-4, Toronto 1975 (2012) {3CD Set ArtistShare Limited Edition}

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Jim Hall - Live, Vol. 2-4, Toronto 1975 (2012) {3CD Set ArtistShare Limited Edition}

Jim Hall - Live, Vol. 2-4, Toronto 1975 (2012) {3CD Set ArtistShare Limited Edition}
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© 1975, 2012 Jim Hall / ArtistShare | AS0116
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Guitar

Over 3 hours of music (3 CDs) enclosed in a beautiful 130+ page hard cover book. Previously unrelease material from the famed Bourbon St., Toronto 1975 gigs which were originally released on Horizon as Jim Hall Live!. Arguably one of the greatest Jazz guitar trio recordings ever made. Live! Vol. 2-4 features previously unreleased recordings from trio performances at Bourbon Street in Toronto, Canada. The recordings provide an additional 3 hours of music from the original Live! (Horizon) release. Featuring Don Thompson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums Live! Vol 2-4 was released as part of my latest Fan-Funded project.

Tommy Vig - 1978 {2011 Essential Media Group Digitally Remastered} (featuring Don Ellis)

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Tommy Vig - 1978 {2011 Essential Media Group Digitally Remastered} (featuring Don Ellis)

Tommy Vig - 1978 {2011 Essential Media Group Digitally Remastered} (featuring Don Ellis)
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© 1978, 2011 Dobre Records / Essential Media Group | 94231 41912
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes / Trumpet

An internationally recognized child prodigy by the age of 6, Hungarian drummer/percussionist Tommy Vig grew to become one of the premier European jazz players. In the late 1950's he migrated to New York and became a much in demand percussionist, over the years performing with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Tony Curtis, the Miles Davis-Gil Evans big band, Woody Allen, Diana Ross, and The Carpenters, to name a few. Vig is also the percussionist on all the Rod Stewart albums. Presented here is Vig's classic 1978 recording simply titled "1978".

Out Of The Blue - Live At Mt. Fuji (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7467842}

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Out Of The Blue - Live At Mt. Fuji (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7467842}

Out Of The Blue - Live At Mt. Fuji (1987) {Blue Note CDP 7467842}
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© 1987 Blue Note / Manhattan Records / Capitol | CDP 7 46784 2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Hard Bop / Cool Jazz

During its four albums, Out of the Blue was the perfect representative of the Young Lions, featuring Art Blakey-type hard bop by up-and-coming players. Not an innovative group by any means, O.T.B. did give the musicians an opportunity to be showcased in the early stages of their career. For this live concert, two Bud Powell songs ("Parisian Thoroughfare" and "Blue Pearl") are performed by pianist Harry Pickens (in fine form), bassist Kenny Davis (a recent replacement for Bob Hurst) and drummer Ralph Peterson (who would soon be heading his own band). The second half of the program has three group originals, all previously recorded but here stretched out a bit, performed by the same rhythm section plus trumpeter Michael Mossman, altoist Kenny Garrett and Ralph Bowen on tenor. Fine straight-ahead music.

Ted Curson - Quicksand (1974) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27314}

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Ted Curson - Quicksand (1974) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27314}

Ted Curson - Quicksand (1974) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27314}
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© 1974, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27314 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Early Fusion / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A really rare album from trumpeter Ted Curson – a unique 70s session recorded for Atlantic Records, but only ever issued overseas at the time! The date has Ted's trumpet coming into play with some of the electric touches of the 70s – not a full-on fusion record, but a really great session that updates some of his modern ideas with some of the fresher, younger elements of the underground – particularly keyboards, which are played here by Kenny Barron strongly – as he shifts effortlessly between electric and acoustic piano on the set.

Lara Downes - A Billie Holiday Songbook (2015)

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Lara Downes - A Billie Holiday Songbook (2015)

Lara Downes - A Billie Holiday Songbook (2015)
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Piano Jazz, Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons celebrates the centenary of iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday with an album of songs she made famous, arranged for solo piano by New York-based composer and pianist Jed Distler and performed by Steinway artist Lara Downes. The result is a musical portrait of the singer's life.

Flora Martinez - Moon Lover (2019)

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Flora Martinez - Moon Lover (2019)

Flora Martinez - Moon Lover (2019)
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Jazz, Vocal | Label: Prowse

Martinez was born in Montreal to a Canadian mother and a Colombian father, and raised in Bogotá and North Vancouver. She began her career in television in Colombia appearing in telenovelas such as Mambo (1994), María Bonita (1995), and La Otra Mitad del Sol (1995). She is a Canadian citizen and speaks fluent French, Spanish and English.

Frances Wayne - The Warm Sound (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27197}

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Frances Wayne - The Warm Sound (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27197}

Frances Wayne - The Warm Sound (1957) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27197}
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© 1957, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27197 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Cool

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The aptly titled The Warm Sound reunites Frances Wayne with husband and arranger Neal Hefti, adding to the equation a wonderful support unit including tenorist Al Cohn, guitarist Billy Mure, pianist Hank Jones, and flautist Jerome Richardson to yield one of the singer's most delightful and consistent sessions. Hefti keeps his more extravagant impulses in check here, creating a series of sophisticated but appealingly simple arrangements that underscore the breathy appeal of Wayne's vocals. Likewise, warhorses including "'Round Midnight" and "Prelude to a Kiss" prove particularly well-matched to her sexy but sweet persona.

Art Tatum - TatumArt (1934-1956) {10 CDs+DVD5 NTSC Set, Storyville Records 108 8603 rel 2008}

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Art Tatum - TatumArt (1934-1956) {10 CDs+DVD5 NTSC Set, Storyville Records 108 8603 rel 2008}

Art Tatum - TatumArt (1934-1956) {10 CDs+DVD5 NTSC Set, Storyville Records 108 8603 rel 2008}
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© 1934-56, 2008 Storyville Records | 108 8603
Jazz / Swing / Stride / Boogie-Woogie / Piano

This boxed set consists of 10 CD and 1 DVD comprising 212 tracks and 12½ hours of playing time. They range in date from early 1934 to mid-October 1956, only three weeks before Tatum’s death. None of the tracks in this box was recorded in a studio for ultimate sale to the public. With the exception of some recordings made for the U.S. government, they are all live performances, from a wide variety of sources, including off-the-air radio broadcasts, the audio portion of his limited TV appearances, private parties, night club performances, after-hours clubs, transcriptions, recordings in private homes (including his own), and tracks from pressings made gratis for the Voice of America, and for the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Dawn (1982) {Enja Records ENJ-4030 2 rel 1999}

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Abdullah Ibrahim - African Dawn (1982) {Enja Records ENJ-4030 2 rel 1999}

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Dawn (1982) {Enja Records ENJ-4030 2 rel 1999}
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© 1982, 1999 Enja Records | ENJ-4030 2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Solo

On this solo piano set, Abdullah Ibrahim pays tributes to some of his musical heroes: Thelonious Monk ("'Round Midnight," "Just You, Just Me," "Blue Monk," and "For Monk"), John Coltrane ("For Coltrane"), and Billy Strayhorn ("A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing"), although surprisingly not Duke Ellington this time. But even on the direct tributes (which are sometimes a bit abstract), Ibrahim sounds very much like himself. The pianist, who also contributed five other colorful originals, displays his South African heritage and his optimistic view of the future in his unique brand of jazz. African Dawn is a fine example of his solo piano talents.

Doug Watkins Quintet - Soulnik (1960) {Prestige--New Jazz OJCCD-1848-2 rel 1994}

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Doug Watkins Quintet - Soulnik (1960) {Prestige--New Jazz OJCCD-1848-2 rel 1994}

Doug Watkins Quintet - Soulnik (1960) {Prestige–New Jazz OJCCD-1848-2 rel 1994}
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© 1960, 1994 Prestige / New Jazz / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1848-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Cello

Bassist Doug Watkins only led two recording sessions before his death in 1962, and this set (which was cut for New Jazz and reissued on CD in the OJC series) has sometimes appeared under Yusef Lateef's name. Watkins doubles on cello (an instrument he had reportedly only begun playing three days earlier) during the set with Lateef (who triples on tenor, flute, and oboe), pianist Hugh Lawson, bassist Herman Wright, and drummer Lex Humphries. The quintet performs three standards, Watkins' "Andre's Bag," and a couple of Lateef tunes. The use of oboe and cello on some numbers makes the date stand out a bit from the usual hard bop sessions of the period and straight-ahead jazz fans will want to get this CD.

Peggy Lee & June Christy - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions 1945-1949 (1998) {5CD Set Mosaic MD5-184}

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Peggy Lee & June Christy - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions 1945-1949 (1998) {5CD Set Mosaic MD5-184}

Peggy Lee & June Christy - The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions 1945-1949 (1998) {5CD Set Mosaic MD5-184}
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© 1945-49, 1998 Mosaic Records / Capitol / EMI | MD5-184
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Straight-ahead Jazz / Mainstream Jazz

Mosaic, the Rolls-Royce of record companies, has produced another of its limited-edition gems (5,000 copies and no more). This five-CD boxed set highlights the early work of two of the more famous vocal graduates of the swing era – Peggy Lee and June Christy. Recently signed by Capitol, they were the company's attempt to break into the transcription business. Transcriptions were records provided to radio stations to fill a constant need for music that regular commercial releases were unable to meet. Most of the songs on this album, cuts from 1945 through 1949, were never before or since recorded by Lee and Christy, so they are a nice addition to their respective discographies.

Lyder Øvreås Røed - The Moon Doesn't Drink (2019) {Jazzland Recordings}

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Lyder Øvreås Røed - The Moon Doesn't Drink (2019) {Jazzland Recordings}

Lyder Øvreås Røed - The Moon Doesn't Drink (2019) {Jazzland Recordings}
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© 2019 Jazzland Recordings
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Trumpet

Having recently appeared on Mosambique's "Big City Moves", Lyder Øvreås Røed returns to Jazzland with his own project, a melodic foray into a different species of jazz. Filled with late night, dark side of the mood compositions, alongside hot urban swing and summer day brightness, performed with hair's-breadth-perfect interplay.

Johnny Griffin & Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}

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Johnny Griffin & Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}

Johnny Griffin & Dexter Gordon - Jazz Undulation (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}
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© 1968, 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10042 | Mono
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Jazz Undulation is an exciting live album that captured tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin in an interesting and unusual setting. Bassist Jimmy Woode and drummer Kenny Clarke were frequent collaborators of Griffin's at the time, all three living in Europe and being members of the Clarke-Boland Big Band. Pianist Hampton Hawes was visiting Europe at the time, and probably just happened to meet them in Rome.