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T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]

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T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]

T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 131 Mb
Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD461 | Time: 01:04:04

This contains straight-up reissues of two of T-Bone's Imperial albums, themselves merely collections of the original 78s. Everything on these 24 sides was recorded between 1950 and 1954 – not as trailblazing a period as the one from 1946 to 1947 on Black and White, but still prime T-Bone by any yardstick. The majority of these sides were cut in Los Angeles, with the exception of the New Orleans-recorded "I'm Still in Love With You" and the Windy City cut of "Bye Bye Baby." Loads of great T-Bone guitar and a cool West Coast sound to most everything on here make this an important addition to anyone's blues collection.

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.

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.

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.

Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims - Conception (1951) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

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Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims - Conception (1951) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins - Conception +7 (1951) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
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© 1951, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5213 | Mono | PRLP 7013
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A unique all-star set recorded in various combinations between 1949 and 1951, Conception is an underappreciated masterpiece of cerebral cool jazz. Although Miles Davis gets top billing, he appears on only half the album and then most often as a sideman with only occasional solos. Saxophonists Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, and Gerry Mulligan are the true stars of the album, with Konitz particularly shining.

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}

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Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra - The 1948 Transcription Performances (1994) {Hep Records HEP CD 17, mono}
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© 1948, 1994 Hep Records | HEP CD 17
Jazz / Bebop / Big Band / Sweet Bands

This CD has the only existing performances of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra from 1948, a year when a recording strike kept most bands off of records. With many charts by Gil Evans or Gerry Mulligan, the Thornhill big band was often quite bop-oriented and featured fine solos from clarinetist Danny Polo, altoist Lee Konitz and the tenor of Mickey Folus; a few numbers also include Brew Moore on tenor, baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Gene Roland. In addition there are some vocals from the Snowflakes (a vocal quintet) and Joe Derise. The highly enjoyable and somewhat historical CD is easily recommended to bop collectors and listeners who are interested in the later Claude Thornhill Orchestra.

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (1957) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1202}

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Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (1957) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1202}

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (1957) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1202}
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© 1957, 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1202 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Cool / Experimental Big Band / Modern Creative / Trumpet

This album is perhaps most significant for the process it set in motion – the collaboration between Gil Evans and Miles Davis that would produce Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain, two of Davis' best albums. That said, this album is a miracle in itself, the result of a big gamble on the part of Columbia Records, who put together Evans and Davis, who hadn't worked together since recording the critically admired but commercially unsuccessful sides that would later be issued as The Birth of the Cool. Columbia also allowed Evans to assemble a 19-piece band for the recordings, at a time when big bands were far out of fashion and also at a time when the resulting recordings could not be released until two years in the future (because of Davis' contractual obligations with Prestige).

Stan Getz - Stan Getz and The Cool Sounds (1957) {Verve Japan Mini LP POCJ-2715 rel 1999}

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Stan Getz - Stan Getz and The Cool Sounds (1957) {Verve Japan Mini LP POCJ-2715 rel 1999}

Stan Getz - Stan Getz and The Cool Sounds (1957) {Verve Japan Mini LP POCJ-2715 rel 1999}
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© 1953-55, 1999 Verve / Polydor-Polygram K.K. Japan | POCJ-2715 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

Stan Getz plays with five different lineups on the recordings from 1954 and 1955 featured on Stan Getz and the Cool Sounds. The cool-toned, mellow tenor saxophonist starts off with four tracks accompanied by pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Shelly Manne, with the easygoing swinger "Our Love Is Here to Stay" taking top honors. Valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer is added to the mix for two quintet selections, both of which feature pianist John Williams anchoring two different rhythm sections.

Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

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Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4003 | 2014 DSD remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

Reissue the with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Mingus Dynasty is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded and released in 1959. It is the companion album to the classic Mingus Ah Um and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Brilliant work by Mingus – recorded right around the same time as his legendary Mingus Ah Um album for Columbia! The group features some of Mingus' best sidemen – like Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, John Handy, Roland Hanna and Don Ellis – and the tracks have that wild mix of emotion, tight composition, and freewheeling soloing that made Mingus' late 50's output so compelling. Includes "Diane", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Far Wells, Mill Valley". Plus the CD includes the bonus track "Strollin" and unedited versions of "Slop", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" – all of which were originallly shaved down for release on the original album, now here in their proper form.

Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (1956) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1201}

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Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (1956) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1201}

Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight (1956) {2006 DSD Japan Mini LP Edition Analog Collection SICP 1201}
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© 1956, 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1201 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

The combination of attitude and intellect was irresistible. Beginning with ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT and proceeding through a remarkable succession of famous recordings over the next 30 years, Miles Davis became one of the greatest soloists, arrangers and talent scouts in the history of American music. People who didn't own a single jazz record came to know his name–Miles was a jazz icon.

Fats Navarro - Fat Girl (1946) {Savoy Jazz--Vogue VG655 rel 1989}

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Fats Navarro - Fat Girl (1946) {Savoy Jazz--Vogue VG655 rel 1989}

Fats Navarro - Fat Girl (1946) {Savoy Jazz–Vogue VG655 rel 1989}
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© 1946, 1989 Savoy Jazz / Vogue | VG 655
Jazz / Bebop / Trumpet

One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Fats Navarro had a tragically brief career yet his influence is still being felt. His fat sound combined aspects of Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Dizzy Gillespie, became the main inspiration for Clifford Brown, and through Brownie greatly affected the tones and styles of Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw. Navarro originally played piano and tenor before switching to trumpet. He started gigging with dance bands when he was 17, was with Andy Kirk during 1943-1944, and replaced Dizzy Gillespie with the Billy Eckstine big band during 1945-1946.

Jan Boerman - The Complete Tape Music (1998) {5CD Set Donemus CV NEAR 04-08 rec 1959-1997}

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Jan Boerman - The Complete Tape Music (1998) {5CD Set Donemus CV NEAR 04-08 rec 1959-1997}

Jan Boerman - The Complete Tape Music (1998) {5CD Set Donemus CV NEAR 04-08 rec 1959-1997}
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© 1959-97, 1998 Donemus Composers' Voice / NEAR | CV-NEAR 04~08
Classical / Musique Concrète / Electronic / Electroacoustic Music / Experimental

Jan Boerman (born 30 June 1923) has been a composer working in electronic music studios since 1959. He was born in The Hague. The Delft Polytechnic in Utrecht, from which the Institute of Sonology was developed, housed the first electronic music studio in the Netherlands after the Philips laboratory in Eindhoven, which was not generally open to composers.

Alfred Newman - The Robe: Expanded Original Motion Picture Score (1953) 2CD Remastered Limited Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

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Alfred Newman - The Robe: Expanded Original Motion Picture Score (1953) 2CD Remastered Limited Edition 2012 [Re-Up]

Alfred Newman - The Robe: Expanded Original Motion Picture Score (1953)
2CD Remastered Limited Edition 2012
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Soundtrack, Score | Label: La-La Land Records | # LLLCD 1203 | Time: 01:50:57

La-La Land Records and 20th Century Fox proudly presents the remastered and expanded 2-CD release of legendary composer Alfred Newman's (A CERTAIN SMILE, ALL ABOUT EVE, THE EGYPTIAN, AIRPORT) original score to the 20th Century Fox 1953 psychological biblical epic THE ROBE, starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature, and directed by Henry Koster. A rich, complex and important work in the Newman cannon, this powerful score injects heart into this film's large canvas while masterfully propelling its drama and spectacle. Studio head Darryl Zanuck said it best at the time, "I wish I could find some way to tell you that this is the greatest score ever written without sounding like the publicity department - but it is." Produced by Nick Redman, restored by Mike Matessino and mastered by Daniel Hersch, this remastered and expanded 2-CD SET sounds magnificent, is slightly longer than previous releases and features insightful liner notes from writer Julie Kirgo.