NINA SIMONE: What Happened, Miss Simone? Episode #1 of 5

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated TV documentary, Alan Light’s biography draws on Nina Simone’s early diaries, rare interviews, childhood journals and input from her daughter Lisa Simone Kelly to paint a picture of the classically-trained pianist who became a soul legend, a leading civil rights activist and one of the most influential artists of our time. […]

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The Great Reunion (180g Vinyl LP) by Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are two of the main names in jazz.  Although their paths had crossed from time to time over the years, nobody in the entertainment industry had ever managed to get Armstrong and Ellington into a recording studio to make an album together. On April 3, 1961, producer Bob Thiele achieved […]

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ORNETTE COLEMAN: The Complete Albums Collection 1958-1962 (4CD)

  We are told ….. One of the most innovative, experimental and outlandish figures in American jazz, saxophonist Ornette Coleman dramatically altered the direction of the genre. A leading musician on the avant-garde scene, Coleman was among the pioneers of the free jazz movement, alongside Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane. His unconventional techniques, […]

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Chicago Blues All Stars 1970 (CD) by Willie Dixon • Lafayette Leake • Lee Jackson • Sister Rosetta Tharpe • Clifton James • Shaky Horton

  We are told ….. The Chicago Blues All Stars, live at the Blues & Gospel Night, Chicago on November 8th 1970. At the colder end of 1970, the cool sound of gospel blues still hollered loudly in the aftermath of a rock revolution and a revival in soul and R&B. Older genres such as […]

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Farewell Aldebaran (CD) by Judy Henske and Jerry Yester

    First ever legitimate reissue of lost classic! “A gorgeous blossom of exotic folk-pop, Farewell Aldebaran was mostly overlooked when it was first released in late 1969. Maybe its snarling rockers, genteel ballads and gothic mood pieces made it too difficult to fit into conventional musical categories, or perhaps it simply fizzled due to […]

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MILES DAVIS: Jazz Sur le Vif, Theatre St. Denis Montreal, Canada- 11th July 1982 (CD)

We are told ….. High quality recording broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of a fascinating and breathtaking gig. Miles Davis – trumpet, keyboards Bill Evans – tenor and soprano saxophones, piano, flute Marcus Miller – electric bass Mike Stern – guitar Al Foster – drums Mino Cinelu – percussion Tracks: DJ Introduction Back Seat […]

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BERNIE MARSDEN: Big Boy Blues Session (CD)

They tell us ….. Bernie Marsden, original Whitesnake guitarist with his legendary blues session album originally released in 2003. Bernie co-wrote many Whitesnake hits including “Fool For Your Loving” and “Here I Go Again”. This album takes Bernie back to his roots with a classic session with many other artists with a collection of fine […]

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The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (4CD Box Set)

  “Woody Guthrie wrote songs that became the soundtrack of an era and permanent fixtures of American identity. His early Dust Bowl ballads, along with more than 3,000 work songs, union and labor songs, political and philosophical songs, anti-war songs, anti-fascist songs, love songs, and children’s songs marked the pulse of hard-hit people in times […]

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JAZZ: 50 CD Japanese Warner Jazz Reissue Bundle (Very Limited 50CD)

The Modern Jazz Quartet Concert In Japan Vol.2 Ella Fitzgerald Things Ain’t What They Used To Be The Modern Jazz Quartet Concert In Japan Vol.1 Sarah Vaughan Songs Of The Beatles 90th Bday Of Artist Jaco Pastorius Big Band Twins Ii Jaco Pastorius Big Band Twins I Miles Davis Amandla 25th Anniversary Of Album Alice […]

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RAVEL: Antar; Shéhérazade CD review – a perfumed foray into Arabic legend and an intriguing curiosity

  Andrew Clements writes: In 1910, Ravel was commissioned by Paris’s Théâtre de l’Odéon to provide the incidental music for a new play by the Lebanese writer Chekri Ganem. It was based on The Romance of Antar, a 12th-century Arabic epic about the exploits of the pre-Islamic poet and knight Antarah ibn Shaddad, and the […]

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Verve – A Storm In Heaven (Deluxe Edition 3CD+DVD)

The Verve’s stunning debut album from 1993 gets a thorough overhaul with this wonderful 4-disc boxed Super Deluxe Edition. Remastered by Chris Potter (co-producer of the band’s ‘Urban Hymns’) the original album comes amply augmented by all of the legendary pre-album EP tracks, associated acoustic versions, as well as two previously unreleased BBC radio sessions […]

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Maynard Ferguson – Storm (CD)

  After moving to the U.S. from Canada in the 1940s, Maynard Ferguson gained prominence through his association with Stan Kenton in the following decade. Striking out on his own, he appeared on numerous film soundtracks (including The Ten Commandments), eventually forming his own band. A relocation to England in the 1960s, he became a […]

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TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 1. The Tempest

Victoria, Monteverdi, Carter, Boulez and a great deal in between: Pablo Heras-Casado is one of those conductors, not common in any generation, who dine further afield than the meat-and-potatoes repertoire offered by most of his colleagues. The work he does has its place and time. A sense of place in the Winter Daydreams Symphony – […]

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Curiosities From The San Francisco Underground 1966 – 1971 – Volume One (3CD)

A new series dedicated to releasing and documenting the lysergic sounds oozing from San Francisco ballroom’s and recording studios between 1966 and 1971. Volume One is bursting at its 3CD seams with the Grateful Dead live at KQED studios in ’70, Its a Beautiful Day from Pacific High Studios in ’71, Sal Valentino from the […]

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OSCAR PETERSON: Live Toronto May 93 (CD)

  We are told ….. Oscar Peterson Quartet, live from Glenn Gould Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 10th 1993Although this legendary Canadian jazz pianist won many awards (including eight Grammys) during his long career, the announcement that he was to become the third recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize had a special resonance, as […]

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Come All Ye – The First 10 Years (7CD Box Set)

We are told: 7CD box set celebrating the first 10 years of Fairport Convention’s career. Includes their debut album on Polydor, all of their seminal albums on Island Records and the final 3 albums on the Vertigo label. Features key album tracks, non-album singles, radio sessions and previously unreleased live recordings from all of the […]

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SANTANA: Cow Palace, San Francisco, 31st December ’75 (Ltd/1000 2CD)

Santana live at the Cow Palace, San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1975 broadcast by KSAN-FM. A smokin’ live band in full flow with a rejuvenated Carlos giving the material from the early albums new focus and energy. All captured in pristine sound quality. Limited Edition pressing of 1000. Disc 1 1 Incident At Neshabur […]

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JOHN WILLIAMS: The Complete Album Collection Box Set (59CD)

The long wait is over for guitar-music aficionados. Sony Classical is now issuing the first-ever complete collection of recordings by the incomparable John Williams. This Original Jacket Collection comprises 57 original albums made over four decades, including his style-crossing collaborations and a DVD. And Williams’s recordings of more than 60 works will now be available […]

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The Eagles – LIVE live AT The Summit in Houston 1976 (2CD)

DOUBLE CD SET – BROADCAST RECORDING OF AN EARLY ‘HOTEL CALIFORNIA’ SHOW This double album, recorded at The Summit in Houston, Texas, is taken from the legendary but ultimately damaging Hotel California tour, capturing the Eagles in fine form in the run-up to the release of the aforementioned LP. Broadcast in superb quality over local […]

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NEIL YOUNG: Hitchhiker (Limited Edition CD)

We are told: The unreleased solo acoustic album recorded in 1976, which includes includes solo, acoustic songs recorded in 1976 at the Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California and featuring 2 previously unreleased songs! More information to follow… 1. Pocahontas 2. Powderfinger 3. Captain Kennedy 4. Hawaii 5. Give Me Strength 6. Ride My Llama […]

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