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Gary Burton - Works (1984) {ECM Records 823 267-2 rec 1973-1976}

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Gary Burton - Works (1984) {ECM Records 823 267-2 rec 1973-1976}

Gary Burton - Works (1984) {ECM Records 823 267-2 rec 1973-1976}
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© 1973-76, 1984 ECM Records / PolyGram | 823 267-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Vibes

Vibraphonist Gary Burton, one of the defining voices of ECM’s formative years, is worthily honored in this second “Works” series installment. His contributions as virtuoso and interpreter of the instrument are unparalleled, and on ECM both aspects of his career found ample space in which to flourish. This particular era of the 1970s, which followed his RCA blitz, showed him also to be a musician of great patience, as on The New Quartet. The 1973 classic dropped him into a studio with guitarist Mick Goodrick, bassist Abraham Laboriel, and drummer Harry Blazer for a set as gorgeously played as it was conceived. From it we are treated to Keith Jarrett’s “Coral,” of which every spindly leaf is accounted for, and Carla Bley’s “Olhos De Gato,” which waters a groove that is laid back but never subdued. Those chamber sensibilities give way to more luscious details in “Vox Humana,” another Bley tune that references 1976’s quintet outing, Dreams So Real.

Cannonball Adderley - Radio Nights (1968) {Night Records--Virgin VNCD2 rel 1990}

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Cannonball Adderley - Radio Nights (1968) {Night Records--Virgin VNCD2 rel 1990}

Cannonball Adderley - Radio Nights (1968) {Night Records–Virgin VNCD2 rel 1990}
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© 1967-68, 1990 Night Records / Virgin Records | VNCD 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

The two Cannonball gigs on this CD were part of a series of radio broadcasts from the Half Note club in NYC during the mid-60s. Cannonball's playing, and that of his group, was constantly improving during this period, and on balance this is better music than the more popular records of the late 50s and early 60s.

Sonny Rollins Quartet with Don Cherry - Complete Live at the Village Gate 1962 (2015) {6CD Set, Solar Records 4569959}

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Sonny Rollins Quartet with Don Cherry - Complete Live at the Village Gate 1962 (2015) {6CD Set, Solar Records 4569959}

Sonny Rollins Quartet with Don Cherry - Complete Live at the Village Gate 1962 (2015) {6CD Set, Solar Records 4569959}
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© 1962, 2015 Solar Records | 4569959
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Cornet

The 1962 live engagement at the Village Gate marked Sonny Rollins’ first recording ever with Don Cherry, as well as one of th earliest made by the saxophonist following his three-year long selfimposed musical exile. It was all recorded in a piano-less quartet format with Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records PM 2138}

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Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records PM 2138}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records PM 2138}
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© 2008 Palmetto Records | PM 2138
Jazz / Hammond B-3 / Soul Jazz

Who says you have to slow down as you get older? The honorable B-3 master, Dr. Lonnie Smith, has been on a renaissance tear since the beginning of the 21st century. Rise Up! is the fifth new recording since 2000, and there have been a number of reissues of his older work to boot. Given that some artists issue a record a year, this may not seem like such a terrific feat – but appearances are deceiving. Smith recorded only 13 albums between 1966 and 1996, so five in nine years is actually prolific. It's not only the quantity, however, it's the consistency of the quality of the records Smith has been releasing that is outstanding, and Rise Up! is no exception.

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)

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New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)
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Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4961-2 | Time: 01:03:22
Vocal Jazz, Harmony Vocal Group, Mainstream Jazz

You have to admire New York Voices' diversity – this is a jazz vocal group that has embraced everything from modal post-bop and Brazilian jazz to Stevie Wonder pearls. And how many artists have devoted an entire album to jazz interpretations of Paul Simon tunes? Not everything the Voices have recorded is great, but more often than not, their sense of adventure and open-mindedness have served them well. After paying tribute to pop-rocker Simon in 1997, the Voices make big band music the main focus of Sing, Sing, Sing. This time, they are backed by a big band and turn their attention to gems associated with swing icons like Benny Goodman ("Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That Way"), Duke Ellington ("In A Mellow Tone"), Woody Herman ("Early Autumn"), and Artie Shaw ("Stardust"). Although many of these classics came out of the Swing Era, Sing, Sing, Sing also has its share of post-World War II gems. Ralph Burns' lovely "Early Autumn" is a gem that Herman recorded in 1948, when he was exploring bop with his Second Herd and the Four Brothers. And "Orange Colored Sky," which was a major hit for Nat "King" Cole in 1950, is quite relevant to the CD's big band theme because Cole recorded it with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

Archie Shepp - True Blue (1998) {Venus Records VHCD-2023}

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Archie Shepp - True Blue (1998) {Venus Records VHCD-2023}

Archie Shepp - True Blue (1998) {Venus Records VHCD-2023}
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© 1998 Venus Records | VHCD-2023
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

This 1998 studio recording by tenor sax legend Archie Shepp is a study in blues and ballads as the title might suggest, but it also marks the return of Shepp as a true bandleader. With pianist John Hicks, drummer Billy Drummond, and bassist George Mraz, Shepp sounds more inspired here than he has in literally decades. There is no crutch-like reliance on hard bop and blues stylings, nor is there any over-the-shoulder tosses at being the king of the avant-garde. Instead Shepp focuses on what he does best: being a fine stylist and one of the great blues phraseologists in the business. Opening with Coltrane's "Lonnie's Lament," Shepp goes one better than just saluting his old boss – he reharmonizes the tune and slows it down, making it a true elegy.

Charles Mingus - Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife (1959) {Columbia CK44050 rel 1988}

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Charles Mingus - Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife (1959) {Columbia CK44050 rel 1988}

Charles Mingus - Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife (1959) {Columbia CK44050 rel 1988}
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© 1959, 1988 CBS / Columbia | CK 44050
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

It's too bad this one is so rare, it's quite good. Slop is probably the best known track, and is Get It In Yer Soul's little cousin. Song With Orange is underrated (the liner notes call it one of Mingus's less memorable tunes) and makes nice use of muted brass. Gunsling Bird, fully called, "If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Lot of Dead Copycats", so you can guess it's a tribute piece. Things Ain't What They Used to Be and Mood Indigo are two lengthy Ellington covers, the former being my favorite Ellington piece. Far Wells, Mill Valley has an awesome title but is an okay song.

Lennie Tristano - Tristano (1955) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1036, Early Press}

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Lennie Tristano - Tristano (1955) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1036, Early Press}

Lennie Tristano - Tristano (1955) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1036, Early Press}
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© 1955, 1988 Atlantic / Warner Japan | 30XD-1036
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano

Lennie Tristano's Atlantic debut was a controversial album at the time of its release. Though Tristano was regarded as a stellar and innovative bebop pianist, he had been absent from recording for six years and had founded a jazz school where he focused instead on teaching. The first four tunes on this set shocked the jazz world at the time of their release (though not critic Barry Ulanov, who was Tristano's greatest champion and wrote the liner notes for the set). The reason was that on those four original tunes – "Line Up," "Requiem," "Turkish Mambo," and "East Thirty-Second" – Tristano actually overdubbed piano lines, and sped the tape up and down for effect.

Thelonious Monk - Live In Switzerland 1966 (1991) {2CD Set, Jazz Helvet JH06}

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Thelonious Monk - Live In Switzerland 1966 (1991) {2CD Set, Jazz Helvet JH06}

Thelonious Monk - Live In Switzerland 1966 (1991) {2CD Set, Jazz Helvet JH06}
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© 1966, 1991 Esoldun / Jazz Helvet | JH 06
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Piano

As all Thelonious Monk afficionados are aware, this incredibly inventive man improvises on his own standards in a new fashion every time he plays them. Thus the interest in listening to his live concerts as well as the studio albums. Indeed, one sometimes has the feeling of hearing Monk for the first time! Sparkling invention with an ever playful Charlie Rouse, Monk's less known shadow. And a fast and lively 11 minute version of "Blue Monk". Recommended to all of Thelonious Monk's fans!

Clifford Jordan - Glass Bead Games (1973) {Strata-East--Bellaphon 660-51-017 rel 1993}

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Clifford Jordan - Glass Bead Games (1973) {Strata-East--Bellaphon 660-51-017 rel 1993}

Clifford Jordan - Glass Bead Games (1973) {Strata-East–Bellaphon 660-51-017 rel 1993}
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© 1973, 1993 Strata-East / Bellaphon | 660-51-017
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Glass Bead Games is arguably the crown jewel of the Strata East movement, an amorphous genre that treads an unusual path between post-bop, 70's avant-garde and spiritual jazz, with a groove. Glass Bead Games is full of revelations at many levels. First, the decade of the 1970s did produce genuinely creative, "human" new music flowing from the jazz mainstream.

Frank Morgan - Listen To The Dawn (1994) {Antilles--Verve 314 518 979-2}

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Frank Morgan - Listen To The Dawn (1994) {Antilles--Verve 314 518 979-2}

Frank Morgan - Listen To The Dawn (1994) {Antilles–Verve 314 518 979-2}
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© 1994 Antilles / Verve / PolyGram | 314 518 979-2
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Listen to the Dawn is a rare example of Frank Morgan recording an entire album without a pianist. The veteran alto saxophonist, who was only two weeks away from his 60th birthday when this post-bop/be bop CD was recorded, evidently wanted to try something a bit different – and it was a move that paid off creatively. Whether he's forming an intimate duo with guitarist Kenny Burrell or forming a quartet with Burrell, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Grady Tate, Morgan fares quite well without a pianist. This isn't an album of fast tempos and high-speed aggression – from Burrell offerings like "Listen to the Dawn" and "Remembering" to highly personal interpretations of Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye," Duke Ellington's "I Didn't Know About You" (which becomes a sexy bossa nova), and the standard "It Might as Well Be Spring," Morgan is especially introspective and really takes time to reflect. This compelling CD should not be missed.

Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Breaking It Up (1953) {Columbia--Legacy CK65259 rel 1998}

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Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Breaking It Up (1953) {Columbia--Legacy CK65259 rel 1998}

Louis Prima & Keely Smith - Breaking It Up (1953) {Columbia–Legacy CK65259 rel 1998}
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© 1951-53, 1998 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 65259
Jazz / Jump Blues / Swing / Big Band

In late 1951, Louis Prima was hot on the heels of a comeback success the year before with "Oh Babe!," and a record so big that it spawned numerous cover versions by everyone from Wynonie Harris and Lionel Hampton to Kay Starr and even a Spanish language version by Lalo Guerrero ("Chitas Patas Boogie" on Imperial and used in the movie Zoot Suit with Edward James Olmos). After three follow-ups went nowhere (one of which was the immortal "Zooma Zooma"), Prima came to Columbia Records and was handed over to A&R chief Mitch Miller. And here was part of the problem. Prima's audience liked a cruder Louis and were used to records cut on shoestring budgets with production values that were as raw as the music they framed, while Miller's production was state-of-the-art squeaky-clean.

Thelonious Monk featuring Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360}

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Thelonious Monk featuring Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360}

Thelonious Monk featuring Johnny Griffin - Complete Live At The Five Spot 1958 (2009) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10360}
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© 1958, 2009 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10360
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Just after John Coltrane left him and before the arrival of Charlie Rouse, Thelonious Monk formed a quartet with Johnny Griffin, which played at the Five Spot in New York in August & July, 1958. Half of this music was issued on two original Riverside albums: “In Action” and “Misterioso”. This edition contains all known music from these famous gigs plus as a bonus, a rare sextet selection by Monk including Griffin, Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams.

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016) {Columbia--Legacy 88985306672}

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Miles Davis - Miles Ahead: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016) {Columbia--Legacy 88985306672}

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016) {Columbia–Legacy 88985306672}
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© 2016 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music / Sony Pictures | 88985306672
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Soundtrack / Trumpet

The release of the movie MILES AHEAD, Don Cheadle's wildly entertaining and moving exploration of Miles Davis, will be accompanied by this new soundtrack featuring musical highlights from Miles' career and new recordings overseen by Grammy Award-winning jazz/hip-hop artist Robert Glasper. This is a perfect primer on Davis' career for the new fan and a brilliant audio keepsake of the film for those who've studied his works inside and out. The album features 11 tracks from across Miles' catalogue from 1956 to 1981, select dialogue from the film featuring Cheadle in character, and five original compositions written, co-written, produced or performed exclusively for MILES AHEAD by Robert Glasper. These cues include "What's Wrong with That?" a jam that closes the movie imagining Cheadle as Miles playing in the present day with guest performers Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gary Clark, Jr. and Esperanza Spalding; plus "Gone 2015," an end-credits song featuring guest verses from rapper Pharoahe Monch. Cheadle also pens new liner notes for the album discussing the selection and creation of the songs on the soundtrack.

Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley - Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley (1961) {Capitol Jazz rel 1993}

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Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley - Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley (1961) {Capitol Jazz rel 1993}

Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley - Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley (1961) {Capitol Jazz rel 1993}
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© 1961, 1993 Capitol Jazz | CDP 0777 7 81204 2 1
Jazz / Standards / Vocal Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

An excellent collaboration of Nancy Wilson's voice with Cannonball Adderley's alto sax from the early '60s. While this 1961 recording was the first time Wilson was with Adderley in the studio, it was not the first time they had worked together. After singing with Rusty Bryant's band, Wilson had worked with Adderley in Columbus, Ohio. (It was there that Adderley encouraged her to go to N.Y.C. to do some recording, eventually leading to this session.) Not entirely a vocal album, five of the 12 cuts are instrumentals.