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    Donald Byrd’s residency in Paris in 1958 to study with composer Nadia Boulanger gave rise to one of the greatest bands of his career with Bobby Jaspar on tenor sax and flute, Walter Davis, Jr on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Art Taylor on drums Sam Records is proud to present this previously unreleased concert by the Donald...
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    Limited edition 180-gram French reissue Remastered from the original master tapes Pressed by Optimal in Germany; artwork using the original photos In the tradition of labels wholly devoted to vinyl re-pressing, Sam Records puts out a product of top-notch musical and visual quality Sam Records uses only master tapes and...
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    Limited edition 180-gram vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany Remastered from the original master tapes Ronnell Bright was in Paris for just a simple stopover during the European tour that Sarah Vaughan was doing to represent the United States at the Universal Exhibition in Brussels This rare date was cut at Studio des Dames in...
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    Limited edition 180-gram vinyl Remastered from the original master tapes Pressed at Optimal in Germany Faithfully recreated original artwork/photos In answer to an offer from Nicole Barclay, Chet Baker arrived in Paris early in September 1955 On the 22nd — or maybe the 23rd — he signed a contract to make seven records (The...
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    Limited edition French reissue Remastered from original master tapes 180-gram LP pressed at Optimal in Germany It was in Paris that John Lewis co-led this 1956 date with Sacha Distel, a French guitarist who never became well known in the US but commanded a lot of respect in French jazz circles The same can be said about...
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    Rare French jazz session recorded in 1965! 180-gram LP limited to just 1,000 copies! This self-titled album is a testimony of the short lived-band led by New-York drummer Ron Jefferson during his stay in Paris in the mid-'60s After a first album under his name on Pacific Jazz in 1962, the founding member of The Jazz Modes...
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    In its October ‘58 issue, the title carried by Jazz Hot magazine was: "Revelation at the Chat Qui Pêche The spirit of jazz (which some thought was dying) is sparkling with life in the Donald Byrd Quintet" And indeed, on its first appearance at the Cannes Festival in July (the Jazz Festival, not the other one), the Donald Byrd...
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    Style is not a given Not many musicians reach the level of artistic personality where you can unmistakably recognize them It takes character, roots, honesty, soulfulness Nathan Davis had style His tone on tenor was unique So was his soprano sound and his distinctive approach to flute His musical world was equally original and knew...
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    Presented on 180-GRAM VINYL, this superb live set by the Billy Harper Quintet pushes the boundaries of the combo's studio efforts even further An insert is...
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    Reissued on 180-GRAM VINYL is a mid '60s European session cut for the tiny SFP label, a record that (in its original form) is even rarer than his early classics for MPS! The sound here is similar to the MPS sides, offering a mixture of soul jazz and modal jazz, served up with a bit more freedom than Davis might have gotten on the...
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    Now available on 180-GRAM VINYL, this '65 live recording showcases one of the few undocumented Blakey bands The New Jazzmen featured Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, Nathan Davis on sax and, of course, Art Blakey himself on...

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