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Joey DeFrancesco - Part III (1991) {Columbia CK 47063}

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Joey DeFrancesco - Part III (1991) {Columbia CK 47063}

Joey DeFrancesco - Part III (1991) {Columbia CK 47063}
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© 1991 Columbia / Sony Music | CK 47063
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Hammond B-3 Organ

This fairly early effort by organist Joey DeFrancesco features him displaying a great deal of energy on a variety of standards and basic originals. DeFrancesco swings hard throughout, mostly featuring his regular trio (with guitarist Paul Bollenback and drummer Byron Landham) and such fine (but little-known) players as tenor saxophonist Glenn Guidone, altoist Robert Landham, and trumpeter J.R. Henry. Joey's father, John DeFrancesco, makes a guest appearance on second organ on "Gut Bucket Blues." The music is quite enjoyable and easily recommended for fans of Jimmy Smith-style organ playing.

Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach - Knowing Lee (2011) {OutNote OTN006}

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Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach - Knowing Lee (2011) {OutNote OTN006}

Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach - Knowing Lee (2011) {OutNote OTN006}
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© 2011 OutNote / Vaju Prod / Outhere | OTN 006
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Saxophone

Eighty-three or not, saxophonist Lee Konitz never seems to lose his enthusiasm for new musical situations. In this one, he's shooting the breeze with Dave Liebman, a sax master of a later generation (though they were both Miles Davis employees, Konitz for Birth of the Cool in 1948-51, Liebman with the early electric bands in 1972-74) and the versatile pianist Richie Beirach.

Greg Osby - The Invisible Hand (2000) {Blue Note 724352013425 rec 1999}

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Greg Osby - The Invisible Hand (2000) {Blue Note 724352013425 rec 1999}

Greg Osby - The Invisible Hand (2000) {Blue Note 724352013425 rec 1999}
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© 2000 Blue Note / Capitol Records | 7243 5 20134 2 5
Jazz / Post Bop / M-Base / Saxophone / Clarinet

Though chock full of Osby's signature brand of dissonance, The Invisible Hand is one of the altoist's mellower, more contemplative offerings. Its most novel aspect is the inclusion of pianist Andrew Hill and guitarist Jim Hall, two of jazz's fascinating elder statesmen. Hill's piano style is fractured and fragmented, yet suffused with its own ornamental beauty. Hall is a master of the understated, perfectly chosen phrase. Both have worked with Osby on more than one occasion. But The Invisible Hand is an historic first: prior to its recording, Hill and Hall had never played together.

Donald Byrd - Fuego (1959) {Blue Note ‎724356380226, RVG Edition rel 2005}

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Donald Byrd - Fuego (1959) {Blue Note ‎724356380226, RVG Edition rel 2005}

Donald Byrd - Fuego (1959) {Blue Note ‎724356380226, RVG Edition rel 2005}
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© 1959, 2005 Blue Note / Capitol | 7243 5 63802 2 6
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Fuego – a title that might be somewhat misleading – is the final Blue Note recording exclusively pairing Donald Byrd with Jackie McLean, a fruitful partnership that set the yin of the (in this case) restrained trumpeter, against the yang of the tart and extroverted alto saxophonist. While not quite a unified whole, the two were involved in turf battles that were based on mutual respect, here exuding a quieter fire that toned down McLean and muted Byrd to attain an intriguing harmonic balance. Duke Pearson's clever piano in the middle, with Doug Watkins playing bass and favored drummer Lex Humphries, made for one of the more diverse sounds in modern jazz circa 1959-1960.

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 26 - The Charlie Parker All Stars (2012 CP Records 233193/26 rec 1949}

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Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 26 - The Charlie Parker All Stars (2012 CP Records 233193/26 rec 1949}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 26 - The Charlie Parker All Stars (2012 CP Records 233193/26 rec 1949}
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© 1949, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 26
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?

Bill Evans - The Sesjun Radio Shows (2011) {2CD Set, T2 Entertainment PRCD2011005 rec 1973-1979}

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Bill Evans - The Sesjun Radio Shows (2011) {2CD Set, T2 Entertainment PRCD2011005 rec 1973-1979}

Bill Evans - The Sesjun Radio Shows (2011) {2CD Set, T2 Entertainment PRCD2011005 rec 1973-1979}
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© 1973-79, 2011 Out Of The Blue / Beeld en Geluid / T2 Entertainment | PRCD 2011005
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Bill Evans was frequently recorded for radio broadcast during his various European tours, many of which ended up as bootlegs with incorrect song and personnel listings, poor audio, and incomplete tracks. Fortunately, everything is done right in this two-CD set, which is compiled from three separate performances between 1973 and 1979. The first five tracks are from a duo tour with the phenomenal bassist Eddie Gomez, who spent over 11 years with the pianist. The absence of a drummer (Marty Morell was evidently not a part of this tour, though he played with Evans into 1974) gives Evans a more intimate sound; Evans seemed to achieve an incredible E.S.P. playing with the talented Gomez.

Jimmy Smith - The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions (1994) {3CD Set, Mosaic MD3-154}

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Jimmy Smith - The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions (1994) {3CD Set, Mosaic MD3-154}

Jimmy Smith - The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions (1994) {3CD Set, Mosaic MD3-154}
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© 1957, 1994 Mosaic / Blue Note | MD3-154
Jazz / Hard Bop / Hammond Organ B-3

It would not be an overstatement to say that organist Jimmy Smith was busy during February 11-13, 1957, for he recorded enough material for these three CDs, 21 often lengthy performances that originally appeared on five LPs plus three others that had been previously unissued. Smith is not only heard early in his career with his regular trio but in a sextet with trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Lou Donaldson, tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley, and drummer Art Blakey, in duets with Donaldson and with a quartet that also stars guitarist Kenny Burrell.

Joey Defrancesco - Reboppin' (1992) {Columbia 469 454 2}

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Joey Defrancesco - Reboppin' (1992) {Columbia 469 454 2}

Joey Defrancesco - Reboppin' (1992) {Columbia 469 454 2}
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© 1992 Columbia / Sony Music | 469 454 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Hammond Organ

Organist Joey DeFrancesco had an opportunity on his fourth Columbia project to mostly perform with his own group, a trio consisting of guitarist Paul Bollenback and drummer Byron Landham. Among the guests on a few selections are trumpeter Jim Henry, tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and, on "Family Jam," guitarist Johnny DeFrancesco (Joey's brother) and organist John DeFrancesco (their father). Special treats are Joey DeFrancesco's effective trumpet solos on four of the 14 selections; highlights overall include "Sister Sadie," "Big Bad Jim," "Evidence" and "Bye Bye Blackbird."

Booker Ervin - Booker 'n' Brass (1967) {Pacific Jazz 724349450929 rel 1998}

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Booker Ervin - Booker 'n' Brass (1967) {Pacific Jazz 724349450929 rel 1998}

Booker Ervin - Booker 'n' Brass (1967) {Pacific Jazz 724349450929 rel 1998}
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© 1967, 1998 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | 7243 4 94509 2 9
Jazz / Hard Bop / Big Band / Post Bop / Saxophone

To hear Booker Ervin as the leading solo voice on a recording with a larger ensemble is a treat, not only for his fans, but for those interested in modern big-band sounds grown from the bop era that are flavored with urban blues. A trio of different sessions done at Webster Hall in New York City features groups ranging from ten to eleven pieces, with personnel switched up, and no supplemental saxophonists.

Horace Silver - The Hardbop Grandpop (1996) {Impulse! IMPD-192}

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Horace Silver - The Hardbop Grandpop (1996) {Impulse! IMPD-192}

Horace Silver - The Hardbop Grandpop (1996) {Impulse! IMPD-192}
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© 1996 Impulse! / GRP Records | IMPD-192
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Pianist Horace Silver's 1996 CD introduced ten new compositions and, although none of the originals will probably become standards, they are consistently catchy, full of the infectious Silver personality and very viable vehicles for improvisation. The instrumental set matches Silver with quite an all-star group comprised of trumpeter Claudio Roditi, tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker (an alumnus), trombonist Steve Turre, baritonist Ronnie Cuber, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Lewis Nash. Most of the selections feature solo space for one or two of the horn players (all get their spots), and the results live up to the great potential. One of Horace Silver's finest recordings in his post-Blue Note era.

Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval - To A Finland Station (1982) {Pablo OJCCD-733-2 rel 2006}

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Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval - To A Finland Station (1982) {Pablo OJCCD-733-2 rel 2006}

Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval - To A Finland Station (1982) {Pablo OJCCD-733-2 rel 2006}
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© 1982, 2006 Pablo Records / Fantasy / Universal | OJCCD-733-2 / 00025218673327
Jazz / Post Bop / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Trumpet

This unique set finds Dizzy Gillespie (who was nearly age 65) sharing the frontline with the great Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Backed by a fine Finnish rhythm section, Sandoval and the great trumpeter are both in good spirits playing five of Gillespie's originals including "Wheatleigh Hall" and "And Then She Stopped." Considering that it would be another decade before Sandoval was able to defect from Cuba (and finally play the music he wanted), this recording is of great historic value.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Piano Duets (2020) {2CD Set, Verve B0031519-02}

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Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Piano Duets (2020) {2CD Set, Verve B0031519-02}

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Piano Duets (2020) {2CD Set, Verve B0031519-02}
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© 2020 Verve / Universal | B0031519-02
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards / Piano

Many of the most beautiful recordings in Ella Fitzgerald's catalog were her duets with pianists. The freedom afforded by this simple configuration resulted in some of her most sensitive, affecting and heartfelt work. This collection assembles every recording Ella made in the piano duo format - for the Decca, Verve and Pablo labels. It includes 1950's Ella Sings Gershwin, 1954's Songs In A Mellow Mood and 1956's Let No Man Write My Epitaph, all in one package for the first time.

Andrew Hill - Dusk (2000) {Palmetto Records PM 2057}

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Andrew Hill - Dusk (2000) {Palmetto Records PM 2057}

Andrew Hill - Dusk (2000) {Palmetto Records PM 2057}
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© 2000 Palmetto Records | PM 2057
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Andrew Hill's first album since 1990's But Not Farewell is also his first for Palmetto, a daring indie label for which his unorthodox music is perfectly suited. A fascinating song cycle inspired by Jean Toomer's 1923 book Cane, Dusk finds the veteran pianist at the helm of a phenomenal new sextet comprised of Ron Horton on trumpet, Gregory Tardy and Marty Ehrlich on saxophones, Scott Colley on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums.

Bill Harris - Complete Fifties Sessions (1957) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10252 rel 2008}

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Bill Harris - Complete Fifties Sessions (1957) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10252 rel 2008}

Bill Harris - Complete Fifties Sessions (1957) {2CD Set, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10252 rel 2008}
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© 1957, 2008 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10252
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Trombone

This double CD collection comprises the only three albums Bill Harris recorded under his own name throughout his extended career. In the 40s, during the 78 r.p.m. era, Harris had made just four short sessions under his own name and after the LPs presented here, he would never again record a session of his own until his death on August 21, 1973. These three amazing albums include some real big names like Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles and Red Mitchell.

Billy Kyle & Art Tatum - Havin' A Ball (1995) {2CD Set, History 20.1968-HI rec 1937-1941}

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Billy Kyle & Art Tatum - Havin' A Ball (1995) {2CD Set, History 20.1968-HI rec 1937-1941}

Billy Kyle & Art Tatum - Havin' A Ball (1995) {2CD Set, History 20.1968-HI rec 1937-1941}
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© 1937-41, 1995 History | 20.1968-HI
Jazz / Swing / Piano

A fluent pianist with a light touch, Billy Kyle never achieved much fame, but he always worked steadily. A professional from the time he was 18, Kyle played in the big bands of Tiny Bradshaw and Lucky Millinder and then became an important part of the John Kirby Sextet (1938-1942), a perfect vehicle for his style. He was forced to leave the band when he was drafted and, after three years in the military (1942-1945), Kyle freelanced, working fairly often with Sy Oliver. He joined Louis Armstrong's All-Stars in 1953 and was there for nearly 13 years until his death.