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  • The Indianapolis-born trumpeter Freddie Hubbard introduced his prodigious talent on Blue Note Records with a run of remarkable albums recorded thru the early 1960s At first rooted firmly in hard bop, Hubbard began to broaden his approach on his masterwork Ready for Freddie, recorded in August 1961 “The way in which I’m most...
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    The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio may have this KEXP session to thank for much of the notoriety they have received since it first premiered Since then, they've secured a record deal, a world renowned booking agent, a publishing deal, international sponsorships, and will be embarking on a national tour this spring This session was...
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    Freddie Hubbard was one of the most prolific jazz trumpeters in the business He played a hot and sassy horn! When he was teamed up with George Benson, Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter (just to name a few) on this one of many Creed Taylor-produced collaborations, he most deservedly won the Grammy! The opening title song "First...
  • A rare 1964 American live performance by Ben Webster gets a vinyl upgrade from Pure Pleasure RecordsKansas City native Ben Webster had a varied music training Before becoming an elite tenor saxophonist, he trained on violin and piano In his early career, he played in bands led by Lester Young, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher...
  • For a label that wasn't around long, Strata East achieved the same sort of label recognition that Impulse! or Blue Note managed to build In other words, you knew what you were getting when you bought a record on the label, even if you didn't know the names on the outside of the cover This is no exception Who is Shamek Farrah Who...
  • This is the first of two superb albums recorded by Bill Evans, and guitarist Jim Hall, and it was recorded over two sessions in April and May 1962 Arrangements simply for piano and guitar are rare in Jazz, and it is even more seldom that the results are truly inspiring and as musically worthwhile as in this case It is usual for...
  • Outside there was the rain and the bone-freezing chill of November in Manchester, England Inside the concert hall it was warm and it was beautiful Duke was alive and well, and his orchestra was playing with all the flaring genius that has entranced us since first this musical miracle of our century found his vocation of...
  • Saxophonist Wendell Harrison has lived by a standard philosophy for his 50-plus-year career: One must have complete self-autonomy Both his music and business dealings reflect this Besides being a legend on the Detroit jazz scene and mentoring up-and-coming musicians through his non-profit organization Rebirth Inc, he co-founded...
  • Mal Waldron's first tribute to Billie Holiday, titled Left Alone, was recorded in 1959, mere months before the singer's death He returned to salute the legendary vocalist on several occasions since then, with this recording likely being his final tribute, recorded less than a year before his own death Waldron, who worked with...
  • Recording with a sextet at the New York jazz club Sweet Basil in August 1977, McBee’s band included Chico Freeman on reeds, Dennis Moorman on piano, Joe Gardner on trumpet, Steve McCall on drums, and Famoudou Don Moye on percussion Two complete albums of music were released by Enja Records from this engagement, the ground...
  • From its opening bars, with Bill Salter's bass and Rahsaan's flute passionately playing Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine", you know this isn't an ordinary Kirk album (were any of them) As the string section, electric piano, percussion, and Cornel Dupree's guitar slip in the back door, one can feel the deep soul groove Kirk is...
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    Recorded in 1963, The Sheriff features the Modern Jazz Quartet in fine swinging form The program is not as sharply focused as on some of the earlier Atlantic releases, but it is compelling nonetheless There are four originals by pianist John Lewis, including the fleeting, bluesy title cut, and the moody, spacious "In a Crowd" --...
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    With such a tight group as the MJQ is is impossible to single out individual musicians which probably accounts for their long lived success This is a strong recording from the Modern Jazz Quartet, with inventive versions of John Lewis' "Vendome," Ray Brown's "Pyramid," Jim Hall's "Romaine," and Lewis' famous "Django," along...
  • Pat Metheny has unveiled the latest chapter in his wildly prolific career – SIDE-EYE, a new setting featuring the 20-time GRAMMY winner accompanied by a handpicked and rotating cast of players featuring some of the most exciting and innovative new musicians on the New York scene The new album, SIDE-EYE NYC will be released...
  • 'But Only After You Have Suffered' is a densely layered and deeply personal new work from multidisciplinary artist, composer, percussionist & producer Jamire Williams Conceived as a spiritual, autobiographical artistic statement, Jamire applies sound collage practice to modern jazz composition, beat production, MC/vocalist...
  • Natten, which means “The Night” in Danish, draws inspiration from the end of day, that regenerative time under the constellations when our lives look different Listeners might be quick to call it escapist—the music might be a reprieve from our busy lives And while that’s one way to experience Natten, there’s also...
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    Black, Brown, & Beige is Duke Ellington’s musical representation of the African American experience in the United States It is arguably The Maestro’s greatest work The triumph of telling so important a story so well through music alone makes Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown, & Beige a masterpiece Black, Brown, &...
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    LET MY CHILDREN HEAR MUSIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 1986 to promote the compositional legacy of musician and composer Charles Mingus through publishing, education, archival preservation, and performanceCharles Mingus is recognized as a major 20th century composer, whose entire works have been acquired by...
  • Even back in the early '50s, Columbia Records took Duke Ellington seriously enough to place this album on its prestigious Masterworks label, heretofore reserved mostly for highbrow classical music and Broadway shows Also, this LP explodes the critical line that the early '50s was a relatively fallow period for the Duke; any of...
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    Mingus Dynasty, like its predecessor and Columbia companion Mingus Ah Um, was recorded in 1959, a watershed year for the insuperable, eruptive bassist-composer Charles Mingus Leading what amounted to a repertory company comprising some of New York’s best and most creative improvisers, Mingus musically challenged two ensembles (a...
  • "Criss-Cross" - Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records – features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet Whether revisiting pop standards or reinventing Monk's own classic compositions, Monk and Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums)...
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    The arrangements by Tommy Newsom for strings, brass, and woodwinds may be a bit sweet and the 12 performances may be overly concise (often under three minutes), but the resulting music is strangely pleasing Acoustic guitarist Charlie Byrd always had a strong affinity for Brazilian jazz, and he sticks exclusively to Antonio Carlos...
  • London-based saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia, whose critically-acclaimed album, SOURCE, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize, returns with a new remix album to be released on October 22, 2021 Through musical collaboration, Nubya has teamed up with an exciting and innovative array of artists...
  • It was inevitable that Dan Berkson (formerly of electronic dance duo Berkson & What) would make a jazz album like Dialogues: joyful, danceable, entertaining, driven by the pleasure principle, and filled with virtuosity It represents Berkson's experiences in London, where jazz is a living, breathing, dancing scene It's his love...
  • When it was first released on CD earlier in the year, Inspirations caused quite a stir Now available on wax for the first time, the album sees Los Angeles jazz singer Dwight Trible cover some of the songs and artists that shaped his formative musical years, with a little help from Manchester-based bandleader, arranger and...
  • Tony has made a great album, it sounds like a lost album from the european spiritual jazz scene of the 1970s A nice balance of themes with spirited playing Great analogue recording too! - Nat Birchall, Gondwana Records Fresh new UK jazz talent who can only be destined for great things! This album can only be a future classic -...
  • One of life’s most difficult arts is learning to let go You can try to cling to control in the face of a turbulent world, but the only constant we can count on is change—the tendrils of cleansing fire wiping away the old, new life springing forth from the dust and ash So what’s the point Give yourself over to the depths...
  • “Il corpo” is the last movie completing Liugi Scattini’s trilogy, which started with “La ragazza dalla pelle di luna” (1972) and then continued with “La ragazza fuoristrada” (1973), all skillfully orchestrated by maestro Umiliani This is an erotic-noir film which has many elements in common with movies like...
  • Jazz Room Records continue their run of stellar releases with a re-issue of the awesome jazz dancers 'Le - Le' & 'Wet Walnuts and Whipped Cream' off The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble album from...
  • Composer and saxophonist Brian Brown produced some of the most refined Australian jazz recordings during the 1970s A versatile musician whose distinct impressionist music melded modern jazz with the outer limits of free experimentation Considered to be his greatest work was the 1975 concept album Carlton Streets, an ambitious...
  • 180 gram vinyl; obi We Release Jazz announce the official reissue of Ryo Fukui's only solo piano album, recorded live, June 4-5, 1994 at The Lutheran Hall in Sapporo Originally released on CD only by Sapporo Jazz Create in 1994, My Favorite Tune is a beautiful bop adventure which includes two superb compositions that Ryo Fukui...
  • On Talk Memory, the latest album from Canadian ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD and their first for XL Recordings, the trio of Alexander Sowinski (drums), Chester Hansen (bass) and Leland Whitty (guitar/woodwinds), return to their instrumental beginnings and pay homage to the musicians, composers, innovators and influences that first...
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    On Talk Memory, the latest album from Canadian ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD and their first for XL Recordings, the trio of Alexander Sowinski (drums), Chester Hansen (bass) and Leland Whitty (guitar/woodwinds), return to their instrumental beginnings and pay homage to the musicians, composers, innovators and influences that first...
  • Gideon Nxumalo’s Gideon Plays might just be the most mythologised and sought-after LP in the whole South African canon A sophisticated bop excursion with a distinctive African edge, it was only Nxumalo’s second LP as leader, despite his crucial place in South African jazz history Pianist Nxumalo was a visionary jazz...
  • The new album by 'Cosmic Nomad' David Ornette Cherry following his father's tradition, the legendary jazz innovator Don Cherry This a mosaic of healing soundscapes blending spiritual jazz, leftfield electronica, Eastern & native, indigenous sounds into musical parallels that transport the listener through doorways of ancient...
  • Songs of resistance and gratitude in a Latin pop mode from Chicago’s Dos Santos, one of the longest running groups on International Anthem Recording Company Vintage-sounding, but polished to modern tastes, ‘City Of Mirrors’ feature the septet playing to their latin heritage in a style that will appeal to all members of...
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    Mingus Ah Um, the artist’s 1959 debut for Columbia is one of the most consequential albums in jazz or any other genre The release is part of the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, “Boogie Stop Shuffle”, “Open Letter To The...
  • Legendary spiritual jazz from Nimbus West Records – “The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra” is now released as a 12" EP! More than 15 musicians participated in the EP, such as Carlos Nino from Build An Ark and Jamel Dean, a genius pianist who also played in Kamasi Washington’s album Japanese OBI strip is...
  • Originally released in 1976 on the Edipan imprint, Research of Sound potentially features the most compelling jazz-funk tunes ever released on an Italian library record Amleto Armando, also known as "Puccio" Roelens, was one of the greatest composers of his living time, notably working for national television (Rai) and Vedette...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1977 Founded in Amsterdam in 1967 by saxophonist Willem Breuker, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and percussionist Han Bennink, Instant Composers Pool (or ICP) was an independent free jazz label and orchestra that would go on to release over fifty albums featuring such pillars of the scene as Derek...
  • Reissue, originally released in 1979 Founded in Amsterdam in 1967 by saxophonist Willem Breuker, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and percussionist Han Bennink, Instant Composers Pool (or ICP) was an independent free jazz label and orchestra that would go on to release over fifty albums featuring such pillars of the scene as Derek...
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    Reissue, originally released in 1978 Founded in Amsterdam in 1967 by saxophonist Willem Breuker, pianist Misha Mengelberg, and percussionist Han Bennink, Instant Composers Pool (or ICP) was an independent free jazz label and orchestra that would go on to release over fifty albums featuring such pillars of the scene as Derek...
  • Obi strip Wewantsounds present a first-time reissue of the cult LP by master Japanese drummer George Otsuka and his quintet, recorded live on July, 19th 1975 at the Nemu Jazz Inn The album was released by cutting-edge Japanese label Bellwood in 1975 The album Loving You George is comprised of four superb performances fueled by...
  • Originally released in 1980 on short-lived Oregon label ‘Match Box Recordings’ and recently unearthed for BBE Music by The Mighty Zaf, ‘Burnin’’ is the only album recorded by Portland jazz/funk band Carl Smith And The Natural Gas Company At the time of the release of this album, Carl Smith’s band had already been...
  • 2015 reissue Originally released in 1967 "Finally, after much wrangling, the Blank Recording Company is truly chuffed to be able to make available again for the first time since their original releases the three highly sought after and extremely rare albums by John Sangster, originally released on Festival Records from 1967-1969...
  • Mad About Records present the first ever vinyl reissue of Justin Thyme's A Life In A Day, originally released in 1979 Very rare private Hawaii spiritual jazz-funk This exclusive jazz-fusion album is a work composed by famous Hawaiian composer/musician/educator Gary Washburn A Life In A Day was a project to fulfil a National...
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    A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury, &...

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