Grant Green - Organ Trio and Quartet (1960, 1967) {Groove Hut Records GH 66701 rel 2007}

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Grant Green - Organ Trio and Quartet (1960, 1967) {Groove Hut Records GH 66701 rel 2007}

Grant Green - Organ Trio and Quartet (1960, 1967) {Groove Hut Records GH 66701 rel 2007}
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© 1960, 1967, 2007 Groove Hut Records | GH 66701
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ

This great Jazz two-fer features two of guitarist Grant Green's '60s work trio and quartet featuring incredible organ work from Sam Lazar and Big John Patton. This release contains the complete albums Space Flight (1960) and Iron City (1967). The question "When is a Grant Green album not a Grant Green album?" is answered by this release, with the reply, when "It's actually Grant Green as a sidesman on two album released by other artists".

Miles Davis & Jimmy Forrest - Our Delight (1952) {Prestige PCD-24117-2 rel 1992}

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Miles Davis & Jimmy Forrest - Our Delight (1952) {Prestige PCD-24117-2 rel 1992}

Miles Davis & Jimmy Forrest - Our Delight (1952) {Prestige PCD-24117-2 rel 1992}
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© 1952, 1992 Prestige / Fantasy | PCD-24117-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

In 1992, Prestige/Fantasy combined both of Miles Davis' Live at the Barrel LPs on a 74-minute CD titled Our Delight. For hardcore collectors, the release of Our Delight was very good news. However, there are various reasons why this CD can hardly be called essential. The performances, which find Davis and tenor saxman Jimmy Forrest joining forces in a St. Louis club called the Barrel, are competent and likable but not mind-blowing. And the sound quality, although listenable, is not great (by early-'50s hi-fi standards).

Miles Davis Quintet - Paraphernalia - Salle Pleyel, Paris (1969) {JMY 1013-2 rel 1992}

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Miles Davis Quintet - Paraphernalia - Salle Pleyel, Paris (1969) {JMY 1013-2 rel 1992}

Miles Davis Quintet - Paraphernalia - Salle Pleyel, Paris (1969) {JMY 1013-2 rel 1992}
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© 1969, 1992 Jazz Music Yesterday | JMY 1013-2
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Trumpet

Featuring the classic Quintet lineup and recorded live by Radio France, direct from Salle Pleyel in Paris on November 3, 1969. As the story goes, there were two sets that Radio France had recorded – the second set was broadcast but the first set wasn’t. The second set has made the rounds with collectors for years and the sound, mono and somewhat dull, was the best that was available of this pivotal concert. However, in recent years the first set has surfaced from the archives of Radio France and the sound is vastly improved, and in stereo.

Max Johnson Trio - Something Familiar (2015) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 471}

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Max Johnson Trio - Something Familiar (2015) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 471}

Max Johnson Trio - Something Familiar (2015) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 471}
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© 2015 Fresh Sound New Talent | FSNT 471
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Bass

A product of Fresh Sound’s programme for finding and promoting new jazz talent, this CD has the Johnson trio playing abstract lines written by the bassist and improvised on by his two colleagues. Knuffke fashions fascinating melodic cornet statements as the bassist swirls all round him with roving pizzicato bass lines, double stops and exotic arco work.

Galina Ustvolskaya - Kopatchinskaja, Hinterhauser, Bieri (2014) {ECM New Series 2329}

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Galina Ustvolskaya - Kopatchinskaja, Hinterhauser, Bieri (2014) {ECM New Series 2329}

Galina Ustvolskaya - Kopatchinskaja, Hinterhauser, Bieri (2014) {ECM New Series 2329}
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© 2014 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2329 / 481 0883
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music / Piano / Violin / Clarinet

The unique expressiveness of the work of Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) speaks to the listener with directness and nuanced layers of sound, the powerful, rhythmic stringency of the music testifying to the relentlessness of her vision. Fiercely independent, Ustvolskaya maintained that her music sounded like the work of no other composer, living or dead, and put herself outside all stylistic “schools”. Her work, said Viktor Suslin, has the "narrowness of a laser beam capable of piercing metal."

Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}

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Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}

Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}
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© 1956, 2006 Bethlehem / Fresh Sound Records | FSRCD 2230
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz

50th Anniversary Commemoration Edition of the TORMÉ-PAICH legendary sessions. A milestone in the history of vocal jazz, with fully illustrated booklet (rare & unpublished photos). The definitive edition. Fascinated by the sound of the 1953 Gerry Mulligan Ten-tette, Mel Tormé had always felt that these same patterns, re-worked for the proper vocalist, could blend voice and instrument to the mutual satisfaction of both. In 1956, this idea became a reality. The task of selecting musicians who could produce this sound was given to the versatile pianist-arranger Marty Paich who, in fact, co-featured with Mel on these recordings.

Ray McKinley & Eddie Sauter - Borderline (1993) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0203 rec 1946-1947}

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Ray McKinley & Eddie Sauter - Borderline (1993) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0203 rec 1946-1947}

Ray McKinley & Eddie Sauter - Borderline (1993) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0203 rec 1946-1947}
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© 1946-47, 1993 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0203
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Drums / Arrangements

A dozen of the Ray McKinley's Savoy and Majestic recordings are on this CD, but the music is more rewarding than the packaging. The dates are not given, the composer credits are wrong in at least three cases (Jelly Roll Morton did not write "Mint Julep," nor did M. Franko compose "Over The Rainbow"!), and the personnel listing (which mistakenly includes Bud Freeman on tenor) is quite incomplete. The 12 performances on this LP-length program … are excellent and give a fine overview of the unusual orchestra's sound. Highlights include "Hangover Square," "Borderline," and "Howdy Friends" (which was McKinley's theme song). However, this music deserves to be treated better.

Bob Dylan - Forever Young (1990) {CBS Records XPCD 116, UK Promo Sampler}

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Bob Dylan - Forever Young (1990) {CBS Records XPCD 116, UK Promo Sampler}

Bob Dylan - Forever Young (1990) {CBS Records XPCD 116, UK Promo Sampler}
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© 1990 CBS Records | XPCD 116
Rock / Folk Rock / Roots Rock / Songwriter

Very Rare. Promotional sampler released to recognise Bob Dylan's residence at the Hammersmith Odeon, London February 3rd-8th,1990. All 10 album songs are the original LP mixes, as this release was before the remixing (for digital) of Bob's entire catalogue that began in 1997, whilst the 3 Biograph songs are also the original mixes (so 'Visions Of Johanna' is still including the brief 'splice' from the 3-track tape to the safety tape and back again).

Cannonball Adderley - Pyramid (1974) {Fantasy OJCCD-952-2 rel 1997}

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Cannonball Adderley - Pyramid (1974) {Fantasy OJCCD-952-2 rel 1997}

Cannonball Adderley - Pyramid (1974) {Fantasy OJCCD-952-2 rel 1997}
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© 1974, 1997 Fantasy Records | OJCCD-952-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Saxophone

Cannonball Adderley is in generally good form on this 1974 recording. His Quintet at the time featured cornetist Nat Adderley, keyboardist Hal Galper, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Roy McCurdy. Guests on some selections include guitarist Phil Upchurch, keyboardist George Duke and (on "Bess, Oh Where's My Bess") veteran pianist Jimmy Jones. The emphasis is on recent group originals including the three part "Suite Cannon," two Galper compositions and Cannonball's "Pyramid." Nothing too earthshattering occurs but this is an improvement over many of Adderley's Capitol recordings.

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall (1997) {Roost CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 rec 1947}

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall (1997) {Roost CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 rec 1947}

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall (1997) {Roost CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 rec 1947}
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© 1947, 1997 Roost / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7
Jazz / Bebop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Nine years after Benny Goodman's groundbreaking concert, bebop finally came to Carnegie Hall. Most notable on this 1997 CD (which contains music that has been reissued many times, often incoherently) is the meeting between altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Joined by the underrecorded piano of John Lewis, bassist Al McKibbon and the slightly overrecorded drums of Joe Harris, Bird and Diz generate some real fireworks on five songs, and Parker's rendition of "Confirmation," and the CD's high point, is definitive and memorable.

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 14 - The Orioles + Beatrice Kay (2012 CP Records 233193/14 rec 1962}

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Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 14 - The Orioles + Beatrice Kay (2012 CP Records 233193/14 rec 1962}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 14 - The Orioles + Beatrice Kay (2012 CP Records 233193/14 rec 1962}
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© 1962, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 14
Jazz / Doo Wop / Jazz Blues / Early R'n'B / Spoken Word / Comedy

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?

Dominique Pifarely & Francois Couturier - Poros (1998) {ECM 1647}

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Dominique Pifarely & Francois Couturier - Poros (1998) {ECM 1647}

Dominique Pifarély & François Couturier - Poros (1998) {ECM 1647}
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© 1998 ECM Records | ECM 1647
Jazz / Chamber Music / Modern Creative / Violin / Piano

Dominique Pifarély—violinist and former co-leader of clarinetist Louis Sclavis’s acclaimed Acoustic Quartet—and pianist François Couturier—who since Anouar Brahem’s Khomsa has recorded a string of varied albums for ECM—team up for this unique collaboration. The resulting admixture of folk and modern classical influences finds the duo charting waters that might have otherwise remained glassy and still without the cut of their oars. The image is no mere metaphor, for the album’s title comes from French philosopher Sarah Kofman, who characterizes the concept in precisely these oceanic terms: a path through aquatic expanse that is just as vulnerable to erasure as it is to discovery. Its trailblazing implications rest on a blade of uncertainty, and therein lies their beauty.

Archie Shepp - Perfect Passions (1978) {West Wind WW 2082 rel 1992}

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Archie Shepp - Perfect Passions (1978) {West Wind WW 2082 rel 1992}

Archie Shepp - Perfect Passions (1978) {West Wind WW 2082 rel 1992}
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© 1978, 1992 West Wind | WW 2082
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Recorded in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland, this set of Archie Shepp's was played before it became his journeyman live gig. The greasy rhythm section includes Wilber Little on bass, the amazing Clifford Jarvis on drums, and German pianist Seigfried Kessler on piano. There are three tunes in the set: one of the finest and most involved harmonic performances of "Mama Rose"; "Billy Strayhorn's Lush Life," which is a mirror image of Coltrane's 1956 read, and goes on for a full 20 minutes.

Carole King - A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976 (1994) {2CD Set, Epic--Legacy E2K 48833}

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Carole King - A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976 (1994) {2CD Set, Epic--Legacy E2K 48833}

Carole King - A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976 (1994) {2CD Set, Epic–Legacy E2K 48833}
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© 1968-76, 1994 Ode / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | E2K 48833
Pop / Contemporary Pop / Soft Rock / Singer-Songwriter / Adult Contemporary

Carole King had already written an enormous amount of pop classics by the time she began her solo career in earnest in the late '60s. With her second album, Tapestry, King became one of the most popular and artistically successful singer/songwriters of the early '70s. King never matched the consistent brilliance of Tapestry, yet managed to record many fine songs during the rest of the decade. A Natural Woman collects all of her finest moments over the course of two discs. Tapestry is included in its entirety, along with the highlights from her other albums, making A Natural Woman the one essential King album – apart from Tapestry itself, of course.

Alfred Schnittke - Cello Concerto No.1, Hymns etc. (1990) {BIS Schnittke Edition, BIS-507} (Item #9)

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Alfred Schnittke - Cello Concerto No.1, Hymns etc. (1990) {BIS Schnittke Edition, BIS-507} (Item #9)

Alfred Schnittke - Cello Concerto No.1, Hymns etc. (1990) {BIS Schnittke Edition, BIS-507} (Item #9)
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© 1990 Grammofon AB BIS | BIS-CD-507
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Concerto

Schnittke’s first cello concerto was written during a near fatal time in his life, after having suffered a severe stroke in 1985, during which his heart stopped three times. Upon recovery he completed the concerto, the music becoming more dissonant and discordant, with the melodies more contorted.