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Luis Perdomo - Awareness (2006) {RKM Music ‎KRM-CD-1123}

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Luis Perdomo - Awareness (2006) {RKM Music ‎KRM-CD-1123}

Luis Perdomo - Awareness (2006) {RKM Music ‎KRM-CD-1123}
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© 2006 RKM Music | ‎KRM-CD-1123
Jazz / Post Bop / World Jazz / Piano

From the very first notes, pianist Luis Perdomo's Awareness demands attention because of its enormous energy: this record simply will not fade into the aural background. As shown by his debut release, Focus Point, Perdomo is a very thoughtful and intense musician who refuses to be pigeonholed in any single genre among the styles that comprise the sum of his influences. He calls himself a jazz musician first and a Latin musician second, and this release makes the point even more strongly than the previous one.

Bill Evans Trio - How My Heart Sings (1962) {Riverside Japan, VDJ-1618, Early Press}

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Bill Evans Trio - How My Heart Sings (1962) {Riverside Japan, VDJ-1618, Early Press}

Bill Evans Trio - How My Heart Sings (1962) {Riverside Japan, VDJ-1618, Early Press}
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© 1962, 1988 Riverside / Victor Japan | VDJ-1618
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Piano

Bill Evans' return to full activity in 1962 came almost a year after his celebrated trio recordings at the Village Vanguard. Just ten days after that classic 'live' session, bassist Scott LaFaro had died in a highway accident. Evans, deeply shaken, eventually reformed his trio with the same drummer (Paul Motian) and Chuck Israels on bass. Their first visit to a studio was for a dual purpose: to make an all-ballad-tempo album, Moonbeams, and this 'normal' set at the same time.

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

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VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994
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Label: Beechwood Music, Street Sounds | # SOUNDSCD2 | Time: 00:57:45
Bop, Swing, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz

Compiled by the man largely responsible for the 'acid jazz' movement [a tongue in cheek answer to 'acid house'!], Jazz Juice was Gilles Peterson's first series of compilations made when he was still in his early twenties. The selections across these eight volumes were lovingly compiled and came to represent what was to be a resurgence of interest in all things 'cool' in jazz in the eighties, when jazz was brought to the club dancefloors via DJ sets for the first time and lost Afro-Cuban & Latin Jazz, rare grooves and Blue Note releases were keenly revived. Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Sergio Mendes, Jon Hendricks, Marcos Valle, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, and more..

Ben Webster - The Jeep Is Jumping (1965) {Black Lion BLCD760147 rel 1990}

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Ben Webster - The Jeep Is Jumping (1965) {Black Lion BLCD760147 rel 1990}

Ben Webster - The Jeep Is Jumping (1965) {Black Lion BLCD760147 rel 1990}
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© 1965, 1990 Black Lion / Phonoco | BLCD760147
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Ben Webster's playing is never short of perfection on every date he ever played. This disc, along with "Live at the Jazzhus", represents Webster's final years while living in Europe. There is a wonderful mix of blues, ballads and up-tempo swing. His timing is impeccable and his melodies seductive as always. For those not familiar with Jazz, I feel Ben Webster's music is the best starting point.

Gary Burton - Live In Cannes (1981) {Jazz World ‎JWD102.214 rel 1995}

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Gary Burton - Live In Cannes (1981) {Jazz World ‎JWD102.214 rel 1995}

Gary Burton - Live In Cannes (1981) {Jazz World ‎JWD102.214 rel 1995}
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© 1981, 1995 Jazz World / Intermusic / Movieplay | ‎JWD 102.214
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

This eight track (52 minutes) album is from an '81 concert in Cannes, France. The sound is very good–crisp and clean sounding with a slight warmth that's very agreeable. Needless to say this is another live set of some great Burton playing. The tunes with Jamal give a nice foundation for Burton, and there's some audience clap-along in the beginning of "One" but that soon ends. "No More Blues" is another good solo spotlight for Burton and he does a very fine job on this tune. On "The Night…" the rhythm section is very good–both Michelot and Humair are very fine at setting a good foundation for Burton while subtly pushing the tune along. "Autumn…" is one of the better tunes here from this particular group with Jamal, with everything coming together nicely.

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

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Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set

Quincy Jones - Complete Recordings 1955-1959 (2013) 4CD Box Set
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West Coast Jazz, Modern Big Band, Bop, Cool, Swing | Label: Enlightenment | # EN4CD9011

The music made by Quincy Jones during the second half 1950s was a stunning example of contemporary jazz during that pivotal decade for the form. Listening back today to these groundbreaking records delightfully illustrate how the dynamic musician, performer, composer and arranger first introduced his extraordinary skills to the world. After spending the first half of the decade working for other musicians, including a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for renowned artists such as Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and his close friend Ray Charles, Jones soon decided it was time for him to take the lead. The first album release to feature Quincy as a named artist was the 1955 release on Mercury Records 'Jazz Abroad' on which he featured alongside jazz drummer Roy Haynes. Next up was, 'That's How I feel About Jazz' featuring an all star cast including Art Farmer, Lucky Johnson & Phil Woods - following which he would record and release a further six albums before the end of the 1950s, all for Mercury. Quincy Jones first eight albums, all released during this period, are featured on this 4CD set in their entirety, in glorious re-mastered sound, making this package the most complete Quincy Jones 1950s collection available today.

Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1979) {Columbia--Wounded Bird WOU6418 rel 2009}

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Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1979) {Columbia--Wounded Bird WOU6418 rel 2009}

Freddie Hubbard - Skagly (1979) {Columbia–Wounded Bird WOU6418 rel 2009}
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© 1979, 2009 Columbia Records / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 6418
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

The title reads like a typo, but the album's a great set of smooth fusion from Freddie Hubbard – self-produced, and almost a summation of all the styles he'd mastered in the 70s! The session's never too over the top or too ambitious – just features Freddie working with a hip group in a laidback setting – blowing lean and mellow lines that almost take him back to his best CTI funk. The group features Billy Childs on keyboards, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, and some guest work by George Duke and Paulinho Da Costa – on titles that include "Skagly", "Rustic Celebration", "Happiness Is Now", and "Cascais".

Michel Lambert - Out Twice (2003) (482 Music 482-1019) (with Milcho Leviev)

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Michel Lambert - Out Twice (2003) (482 Music 482-1019) (with Milcho Leviev)

Michel Lambert - Out Twice (2003) (482 Music 482-1019) (with Milcho Leviev)
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© 2003 482 Music / Jazz From Rant | 482-1019
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Drums

Michel Lambert divided his drumming leadership between two trios on Out Twice, one with pianist Milcho Leviev and bassist John Giannelli, and the other with bassist Barre Phillips and saxophonist Lionel Garcin. He also split his recording venues between American and European sites. Both ventures were unique; Lambert used his personal drawings and sketches as inspiration for the trios in their free interpretation of music and its relationship to visual art. Lambert’s drawings are linked individually to most of the tunes on the disc. The musicians reacted to this form of guidance in lieu of traditional notation, permitting the pieces to be personal musical articulations of the visual impact they experienced through the artwork.

John Abercrombie Quartet - 39 Steps (2013) {ECM 2334}

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John Abercrombie Quartet - 39 Steps (2013) {ECM 2334}

John Abercrombie Quartet - 39 Steps (2013) {ECM 2334}
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© 2013 ECM Records | ECM 2334
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Guitar

There is an easy familiarity among the participants on the John Abercrombie Quartet's 39 Steps. Each of its members – guitarist, pianist Marc Copland, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer Joey Baron – have played together in various situations for decades. In the case of Abercrombie and Copland, their association goes back some 40 years to Chico Hamilton's touring group and the fusion band Dreams. Both Baron and Gress have played with the guitarist and pianist on and off since the '90s.

Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1968) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1041, Early Press}

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Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1968) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1041, Early Press}

Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear (1968) {Atlantic Japan, 30XD-1041, Early Press}
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© 1968, 1988 Atlantic / Warner-Pioneer Japan | 30XD-1041
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Clarinet

The debut recording by Roland Kirk (this was still pre-Rahsaan) on Atlantic Records, the same label that gave us Blacknuss and Volunteered Slavery, is not the blowing fest one might expect upon hearing it for the first time. In fact, producer Joel Dorn and label boss Neshui Ertegun weren't prepared for it either. Kirk had come to Atlantic from Emarcy after recording his swan song for them, the gorgeous Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith, in April. In November Kirk decided to take his quartet of pianist Ron Burton, bassist Steve Novosel, and drummer Jimmy Hopps and lead them through a deeply introspective, slightly melancholy program based in the blues and in the groove traditions of the mid-'60s.

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - Forces and Feelings (1970) {Delmark DE-425 rel 1996}

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Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - Forces and Feelings (1970) {Delmark DE-425 rel 1996}

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - Forces and Feelings (1970) {Delmark DE-425 rel 1996}
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© 1970, 1996 Delmark Records | DE-425
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Modern Creative / Saxophone

Recorded in late 1970, this is McIntyre's second release for the Delmark label. Much like his first effort, Humility in Light of the Creator, Forces and Feelings projects a spiritual tone. While it is occasionally more relaxed than his debut, that's not to say this is McIntyre's mellow disc – far from it. Forces and Feelings has much in common with the otherworldly vibration Albert Ayler experimented with on his Impulse! date Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe, especially when comparing the vocals of Rita Omolokun with Mary Maria, Ayler's girlfriend/vocalist.

John Coltrane - Live In Stockholm 1961 (1987) {Affinity, CD Charly 117, Early Press}

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John Coltrane - Live In Stockholm 1961 (1987) {Affinity, CD Charly 117, Early Press}

John Coltrane - Live In Stockholm 1961 (1987) {Affinity, CD Charly 117, Early Press}
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© 1961, 1987 Affinity / Charly Records | CD Charly 117
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Saxophone

My favorite Coltrane album, The entire band, which includes Eric Dolphy, gives truly inspired and searching prefomances. Coltranes solo on "My Favorite Things" sends me to another realm everytime I hear it, "Blue Train" roars and swings like crazy, some of Dolphy's most imaginative blues work. The sound in the concert hall is excellent. This is the only album I've ever felt obligated to review; for me, its one the greatest jazz recordings, though relatively unknown.

Frank Morgan - Reflections (1988) {Contemporary CCD-14052-2 rel 1989}

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Frank Morgan - Reflections (1988) {Contemporary CCD-14052-2 rel 1989}

Frank Morgan - Reflections (1988) {Contemporary CCD-14052-2 rel 1989}
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© 1989 Contemporary Records / Fantasy | CCD-14052-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Altoist Frank Morgan leads an all-star group on this excellent hard bop set. With tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster also in the sextet, it is not surprising that Morgan sounds a bit inspired. The musicians all play up to their usual level, performing "Caravan" (which was added to the CD version) and Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two," plus a song apiece by Thelonious Monk ("Reflections"), Miller, Hutcherson, Henderson and Carter. Recommended.

Oliver Lake - Talkin' Stick (1997) {Passin' Thru Records 41213 rel 2000}

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Oliver Lake - Talkin' Stick (1997) {Passin' Thru Records 41213 rel 2000}

Oliver Lake - Talkin' Stick (1997) {Passin' Thru Records 41213 rel 2000}
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© 1997, 2000 Passin' Thru Records | 41213
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Neo-Bop / Saxophone

Talkin' Stick puts the versatile Oliver Lake into what could pass for a conventional hard bop quintet. However, with Lake's full-throated alto as the primary voice, there's little that's business-as-usual about this date. The session explores some in-the-pocket grooves mostly by the leader, with a couple felicitous contributions by Julius Hemphill ("Hard Blues") and Curtis Clark ("Only if You Live There"). Clark's piece is a real ear-catcher, with a playful, toy piano-like quality that Lake abstracts and broadens in a typically ferocious solo.

Gary Burton - Who Is Gary Burton? (1962) {RCA Victor--Essential Jazz Classics EJC55627 rel 2013} (bonus tracks)

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Gary Burton - Who Is Gary Burton? (1962) {RCA Victor--Essential Jazz Classics EJC55627 rel 2013} (bonus tracks)

Gary Burton - Who Is Gary Burton? (1962) {RCA Victor–Essential Jazz Classics EJC55627 rel 2013} (bonus tracks)
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© 1960-62, 2013 RCA Victor / Essential Jazz Classics | EJC 55627
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Vibes

This edition pesents the complete Gary Burton LP Who Is Gary Burton? (RCA Victor LSP-2665), appearing here for the first time ever on CD. It showcases Burton in a septet format accompanied by such stars as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Tommy Flanagan, and the Dave Brubeck Quartet's drummer, Joe Morello. The only five quintet tracks from Joe Morello's LP It's About Time, recorded the previous year and also featuring Burton and Woods, have been added here as a bonus. Also are include the complete original LP Subtle Swing (Sesac PM3901/3902), featuring Burton in a quintet format with the leader of the album, guitarist Hank Garland.