Art Pepper– Neon Art: Volume Two (CD)

Jazz Saxophone legend Art Pepper’s Neon Art LP series coming to CD for first time on Omnivore Recordings. In 2012, Omnivore Recordings issued a series of unreleased music from jazz legend Art Pepper on colored vinyl. Now Omnivore, in conjunction with Laurie Pepper and Widow’s Taste Music, proudly offer these landmark recordings on CD and digital. Neon […]

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After The Fall (2CD) by Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette

We are told ….. In the course of its 30-year lifespan the trio of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack De Johnette – the group colloquially known as “the Standards trio”- made many outstanding recordings.   And After The Fall, overflowing with sparkling playing and dynamic interaction, must rank with the very best of them. […]

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A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 1: 1940-1941 (4CD Boxset)

Rhythm and Blues was not generally recognised as a distinct musical genre until the years following the end of World War II. These 4CD sets centred on 1940-1944 attempt to pinpoint records typical of the various strands of music which coalesced into what can now be seen as a historically definable form of black popular […]

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Hot Tuna – Live At New Orleans House Berkeley, CA – 9/69 [Limited Edition, Original Recording Remastered] (CD)

As part of the new “Absolutely Live Series” with Relayer, the early roots of Hot Tuna leads us to this amazing new release Live At New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA 9/69. Consisting of superior outtakes and previously unreleased gems during the recording of the first Hot Tuna album, this newly remastered disc is a definitive […]

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Slipstream (2LP) by Bonnie Raitt

  Bonnie Raitt’s latest album ‘Slipstream’ is daring, bluesy, and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. The vinyl version is 180 gram and is a Limited Edition  ‘Slipstream’ marks her first new album in seven years and bares all the hallmarks of a classic Bonnie Raitt record. While most of ‘Slipstream’ […]

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1986-1991 The Warner Years (5CD Box Set) by Miles Davis

In 1985, Miles Davis shocked the music world by moving from Columbia to Warner Bros. He immediately started working on an album called ‘Perfect Way’ after a tune by Scritti Politti, later renamed ‘Tutu’ by producer Tommy LiPuma. When ‘Tutu’ was released in 1986, it re-ignited Miles Davis’ career, crossing over into the rock and […]

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JOHNNY WINTER: Raisin’ Cain (CD)

John Dawson Winter, III, known as Johnny Winter was an American blues guitarist. He was a multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer. Johnny was prominent session man and toured with Muddy Waters. Johnny is the brother of Edgar Winter. Sadly, Johnny passed away in 2014; Raisin Cain on CD. This was originally released in 1980. 1. The […]

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FREDDIE KING: Texas In My Blues (2CD)

  Ten outstanding performances from the legendary Blues man, known as ‘The Texas Cannonball’. ‘Texas In My blues’ is a high energy performance recorded from some live shows in Texas and Oklahoma, and features cracking versions of Storming Monday and Boogie Chillun. Now re-packaged complete with a bonus disc of instrumental songs, previously known as […]

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Earl Hines – Piano Genius at Work (7CD + DVD Box Set)

Earl Hines is often named the “Father of Modern Jazz Piano” and not without good reason. He was a Piano pioneer, not only in excelling and exercising his mastery of harmony and rhythm in solos, but in establishing the Piano as an important member of any jazz ensemble. The trumpet-style phrasing Hines formed a close creative unit with […]

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The Avant Garde Recordings: Recorded Live October 29, 30 & 31, 1966 (2CD) by Reverend Gary Davis

We are told: Sampson And Delilah Jesus Met The Woman At The Well Twelve Gates To The City Instrumental The Sun Is Goin’ Down Oh Glory How Happy I Am You Got To Move The River Jordan Instrumental I Feel Like My Time Ain’t So Long I Will Do My Last Singing In This Land […]

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Taj Mahal – Ultrasonic Studios, Long Island, October 15th 1974 (CD)

We are told ….. One of the most revered figures in late 20th Century American blues and roots music, by 1974 Taj Mahal had devised a unique style drawing on a huge variety of sources. This superb set typifies his eclectic approach and mastery of the guitar, and comes complete with background notes and images. […]

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Miles Davis – Chicago Jazz Festival 1990 (CD)

Miles Davis is backed by Kenny Garrett on alto saxophone and flute, Kei Agaki on synths, Richard Pattersonon bass, Ricky Wellman on drums, Erin Davis (Mile’s youngest son, incorrectly announced as John Bigham)on electronic percussion, and John “Foley” McCreary, Jr. on “lead bass” – a custom Blue Marble instrument tuned almost an octave higher than […]

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I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set) by Taste

An archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals. The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many alternate versions of album tracks. The third CD is full of live audio from 1970 culled from concerts in Stockholm and […]

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Bloch/Dallapiccola/Ligeti: Cello Suites – melancholy vignettes and beautiful melodies

Kate Molleson writes ….. The lone cello has played gateway to many a composer’s soul. Bach and Britten, most famously. Ernest Bloch wrote his three solo cello suites in the 1950s, near the end of his life, and they are fleeting and strange. As performed by Natalie Clein, their small scale is poignant – melancholy […]

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Jonathan Gee Trio: Chez Auguste CD review by Tony Andrews

Tony Andrews, our contributing editor (jazz) writes: I firmly believe that UK jazz fans are getting more and more paranoid about musicians from anywhere other than the UK; that in some way, they are better musically or more inventive. This is especially so with musicians from The US where Jazz is thought to have been […]

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STAN GETZ: The Complete Columbia Album Collection (8CD Mini-LP Style Sleeve + Booklet) Box Set

The most complete package to date of Stan Getz’s Columbia albums 8 great albums! covering the period 1972-1979, most produced by Stan himself. Each individual album is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album’s original cover art. Booklet with full discographical info., photos, and liner notes It was not long after tenor saxophonist […]

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Hot Tuna – Live At The Fillmore West 3rd July 1971 (2CD)

‘The telepathic interplay between Jorma and Jack is always fascinating and Papa John Creach’s violin and Sammy Piazza’s tasteful drumming adds a distinct new flavor to the proceedings… Everything here compares favorably to the released versions, and many surpass them in both length and intensity’ – www.concertvault.com Disc 1 1.       That’ll Never Happen No More […]

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