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Clark Terry featuring Paul Gonsalves - Daylight Express (1957) {Chess Jazz GRP18192 rel 1998}

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Clark Terry featuring Paul Gonsalves - Daylight Express (1957) {Chess Jazz GRP18192 rel 1998}

Clark Terry featuring Paul Gonsalves - Daylight Express (1957) {Chess Jazz GRP18192 rel 1998}
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© 1957, 1998 Argo / Chess Jazz / Universal | GRP 18192
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Two obscure but very enjoyable and complementary former Lps are reissued in full on this generous CD. The first half of the disc is primarily a showcase for trumpeter Clark Terry who is joined by Mike Simpson (on tenor and flute) in a sextet. C.T. sounds a bit more influenced by Dizzy Gillespie at this time than he would but he was already quite distinctive on such numbers as "Candy," "Blues For Daddy O's Jazz Patio Blues" and "Basin Street Blues." "Phalanges" is a hot bop line (by Louie Bellson) that deserves to be revived while "Trumpet Mouthpiece Blues" sounds like an ancestor of "Mumbles."

Ornette Coleman - Twins (2008) {Atlantic--Water ‎water218 rec 1959-1961}

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Ornette Coleman - Twins (2008) {Atlantic--Water ‎water218 rec 1959-1961}

Ornette Coleman - Twins (2008) {Atlantic–Water ‎water218 rec 1959-1961}
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© 1959-61, 2008 Atlantic / Water | water218
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Alto Saxophone

A key album for any fan of classic Ornette Coleman – a 1971 Atlantic release that pulled together tracks from the late 50's and early 60's that didn't make it onto Ornette's earlier records for the label! Why these tracks weren't released at the time is a mystery to all, because the material is great, and ranks with some of his best stuff – and over the years, the value of the album has grown even more within the early Ornette oeuvre – as it contains key tracks that have come to define his edgiest moments of the early 60s.

Clark Terry with Thelonious Monk - In Orbit (1958) {Riverside OJCCD-302-2 rel 1987}

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Clark Terry with Thelonious Monk - In Orbit (1958) {Riverside OJCCD-302-2 rel 1987}

Clark Terry with Thelonious Monk - In Orbit (1958) {Riverside OJCCD-302-2 rel 1987}
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© 1958, 1987 Riverside / Fantasy / ZYX Music | OJCCD-302-2
Jazz / Bop / Flugelhorn / Piano

Thelonious Monk, in addition to all his other notable qualities, was actually one of Riverside's most valuable talent scouts, recommending such mainstays as Johnny Griffin and Wilbur Ware, and introducing the label to Sonny Rollins and Clark Terry. The astoundingly adept trumpeter was always greatly appreciated by Thelonious, who quickly accepted the invitation to accompany Terry on this occasion. It was an album full of firsts and rarities: Monk's only Riverside appearance as a sideman; the first of Terry's many recordings on flugelhorn; the first of a great many Riverside dates for the great bassist Sam Jones; and the only occasion on which Monk and drummer Philly Joe Jones recorded together.

Sam Most - Musically Yours (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

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Sam Most - Musically Yours (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

Sam Most - Musically Yours (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
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© 1956, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6142 | LP BCP-6008
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Flute

Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description. Features original cover artwork. One of the loosest, most relaxed albums ever from flute man Sam Most – cut with a cool quartet that also features Bob Dorough on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Joe Morello on drums! The inventive touches of all the rhythm players are really felt strongly – creating these modern moments that really have Sam stretching out on his instrument, and moving it way past any cliches of a few years before. Most handles flute on almost all the tracks, but also throws in some great clarinet as well – with archly-crafted solos that really swing, but with kind of an arch modernist tone – in the manner of some of Jimmy Giuffre's best rhythm-bound work of the 50s. Titles include "Obvious Conclusion", "Stella By Starlight", "Two For Three", and "House Of Bread Blues".

John Patton - Minor Swing (1994) {DIW Records Japan Mini LP} (ft. John Zorn)

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John Patton - Minor Swing (1994) {DIW Records Japan Mini LP} (ft. John Zorn)

John Patton - Minor Swing (1994) {DIW Records Japan Mini LP} (ft. John Zorn)
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© 1995 DIW Records / Disk Union | DIW-896
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

An organ trio fronted by an avant-garde alto saxophonist like John Zorn isn't usually a combination associated with groove oriented soul-jazz. Luckily, on Minor Swing, organist Big John Patton and John Zorn encourage taking chances and opening the music up, while not going so far out as to overwhelm the intended fundamental groove. Zorn sounds comfortable and content, always maintaining his individuality, taking a cue from tenor saxophonist Harold Alexander who played in a similar "out" style on Patton's 1968 session for Blue Note, Boogaloo.

Tommy Flanagan - Trio & Sextet (1961) {Prevue CDPR11 rel 1998}

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Tommy Flanagan - Trio & Sextet (1961) {Prevue CDPR11 rel 1998}

Tommy Flanagan - Trio & Sextet (1961) {Prevue CDPR11 rel 1998}
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© 1961, 1998 Xanadu / Prevue | CD PR 11
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

This release by Tommy Flanagan was originally recorded in England for the short-lived Jazzline label, though all seven tracks didn't appear together until a 1973 Xanadu reissue. The sextet tracks include tenor saxophonist Frank Haynes (whose career ended prematurely in 1965 with his death from cancer), the always dependable trumpeter Kenny Dorham, trombonist Curtis Fuller, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Dave Bailey.

Lennie Tristano - The New Tristano (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27259}

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Lennie Tristano - The New Tristano (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27259}

Lennie Tristano - The New Tristano (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27259}
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© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27259
Jazz / Cool / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Tristano's piano solos are challenging and ambitious on these unaccompanied solo works, recorded between 1960 and 1962 (all except "You Don't Know What Love Is" Tristano originals). The variety and sheer amount of ideas, plus the facility of the lines and the overall performances, are impressive. This is a superb presentation of Lennie Tristano's work.

Arnett Cobb - Party Time + More Party Time + Movin' Right Along (2012) {2CD Set, Fresh Sound FSR-CD726 rec 1959-1960}

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Arnett Cobb - Party Time + More Party Time + Movin' Right Along (2012) {2CD Set, Fresh Sound FSR-CD726 rec 1959-1960}

Arnett Cobb - Party Time + More Party Time + Movin' Right Along (2012) {2CD Set, Fresh Sound FSR-CD726 rec 1959-1960}
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© 1959-60, 2012 Prestige / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 726
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Of all the tenor saxophonists who have come roaring out of Lionel Hamptons band, Texas tenor Arnett Cobb always seemed the most likely to allow his essentially rich and swinging style to stand on its own merits. He demonstrated it in these relaxed, unpretentious sessions amid congenial, inventive company, including some of the most accomplished and soulful pianists around, with Ray Bryant, Tommy Flanagan, and Bobby Timmons providing some lean and lithely moving solos on these implacably swinging dates.

The Paul Smith Trio - He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27329}

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The Paul Smith Trio - He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27329}

The Paul Smith Trio - He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27329}
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© 1965, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27329
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano Trio

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Paul Smith is well-known to jazz fans for his sterling accompaniment on a number of Ella Fitzgerald's best albums, particularly Ella in Berlin. But the veteran pianist has recorded quite a bit on his own, though few of his LPs (like this Warner Bros. album from the 1960s) have been reissued on CD. Joining him on this trio date are bassist Wilfred Middlebrooks (who worked alongside Smith with Ella) and drummer Frank Capp.

Tony Bennet - Duets: An American Classic (2006)

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Tony Bennet - Duets: An American Classic (2006)

Tony Bennet - Duets: An American Classic (2006)
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Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standards | RPM Records / Columbia #82876 80979 2

Tony Bennett has so many adoring celebrity fans it should come as no surprise that when a major duets album is planned, he's able to draw a roster of the biggest recording stars from the rock and vocal worlds, plus a pair of country music wildcards. (This despite the fact that he recorded an album with several duets in 2001, and a full-album collaboration one year later with k.d. lang.) One surprise is how well producer Phil Ramone paired Bennett with both duet partners and fitting standards – among them Barbra Streisand on the optimist's anthem "Smile," Dixie Chicks for the flapper standard "Lullaby of Broadway," Bono on the wickedly spiteful "I Wanna Be Around," Tim McGraw on "Cold, Cold Heart" (the Hank Williams song that was Bennett's biggest country crossover hit), Stevie Wonder on his own "For Once in My Life," Juanes for "The Shadow of Your Smile" (which was a hit first for the Brazilian Astrud Gilberto), and Sting on the torch song "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi (2009) {Nonesuch 480380-2}

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Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi (2009) {Nonesuch 480380-2}

Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi (2009) {Nonesuch 480380-2}
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© 2009 Nonesuch Records / Warner | 480380-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Groove / New Orleans Jazz Revival / Piano

In Memoriam: Allen Toussaint (1938-2015). The Bright Mississippi stands alone among Allen Toussaint albums. Technically, it is not his first jazz album, for in 2005 he released Going Places on the small CD Baby-distributed Captivating Recording Technologies, a label run by his son Reginald, but for most intents and purposes – and for most listeners – The Bright Mississippi might as well be his first foray into jazz, since it's the first to get a major-label production and release as it's a de facto sequel to Toussaint's successful, high-profile, 2006 duet album with Elvis Costello, The River in Reverse.

Jasper van 't Hof - Eyeball (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Jasper van 't Hof - Eyeball (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Jasper van 't Hof - Eyeball (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1974, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6397
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Keyboards

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. A really nice mix of modes from keyboardist Jasper Van'T Hof – as some cuts feature the heavy electric modes we know from his MPS recordings of the 70s – but others feature a much more personal approach on acoustic piano! As with other records from the time, Jasper plays a range of keyboards here – from piano to Fender Rhodes to organ – and the group shifts a bit from track to track, depending on the mood – and features Wim Overgaauw on guitar, John Lee on bass, Zbigniew Seifert on violin, and Gerry Brown on drums. Lee and Brown kick in heavily on the jamming cuts, but lay back more on the mellower ones.

Horace Parlan - Seven Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Set

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Horace Parlan - Seven Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Set

Horace Parlan - Seven Classic Albums (2012) 4CD Set
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Label: Real Gone Jazz | # RGJCD340 | Time: 04:53:17
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz

Real Gone Jazz reissued seven classic albums from the early '60s by hard bop pianist Horace Parlan, Movin' and Groovin', Us Three, Speakin' My Piece, Headin' South, On the Spur of the Moment, Up and Down, and Doin' Alright (with Dexter Gordon). Even though this set does not contain any bonus tracks, this isn't a bad way to pick up these sessions if you don't already own them.

Chet Baker - The Hits (2019)

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Chet Baker - The Hits (2019)

Chet Baker - The Hits (2019)
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Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: New Continent

In his dual role as a trumpeter and as a singer, Chet Baker was one of the undisputed jazz masters, able to reach climaxes of intense feeling and intimacy. This LP compiles some of his best performances. Among the highlights are "My Funny Valentine", a song Baker made into a classic, "Deep in a Dream", "Alone Together" (featuring Bill Evans), and "Let's Get Lost".

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs
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Swing, Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 847 430-2

This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.