A Shot In The Dark – Nashville Jumps – Blues & Rhythm On Nashville’s Independent Labels (8CD+Book Boxset)

Early blues and R&B recorded in Nashville, Music City USA. Original recordings made for BULLET RECORDS, TENNESSEE and REPUBLIC RECORDS, EXCELLO and NASHBORO RECORDS, a.o. Members of Nashville’s vibrant black music scene including Cecil Gant, Wynonie Harris, B.B. King, Christine Kittrell, Don Q. Pullen, and Louis Brooks, a.m.o. are all presented here. In the accompanying book, […]

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ELLA FITZGERALD: Sings Duke Ellington (2CD)

This release contains Ella Fitzgerald’s complete small group studio sides from her celebratedalbum devoted to the music of Duke Ellington. Complementing them, CD2 of this set presents a selection of small-group live performancesshowcasing Ella singing Ellington tunes at a wide variety of venues between 1950 and 1961. Includes 16-page booklet with memorabilia and the original, […]

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Van Morrison – Live In Austin Texas 2006 (CD)

First class live performance from Van Morrision – performed Austin, Texas – September 14th, 2006. WILD NIGHT CHOPPIN’ WOOD THERE STANDS THE GLASS PLAYHOUSE I’M NOT FEELING IT ANYMORE CLEANING WINDOWS SAINT JAMES INFIRMARY I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU DON’T START CRYING NOW – CUSTARD PIE BROWN EYED GIRL GLORIA ===//=== Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and […]

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Lena Horne Sings: The M-G-M Singles Collection – by Aaron Cohen

This limited-edition disc features many previously unreleased singles that Lena Horne sang in the late 1940s, just as her star in the movies was ascending. These records affirmed that she was much more than a photogenic face. No matter what’s going on in the world today, it’s impossible to not get swept into her vocal […]

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Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven SACD

Reissue of 1963 Columbia LP /Sony Music/Analogue Productions Miles in hi-res 3-channel audio! Seven Steps to Heaven SACD Miles Davis, trumpet; Victor Feldman, piano; Herbie Hancock, piano; George Coleman, tenor sax; Frank Butler, drums; Anthony Williams, drums; Ron Carter, bass) This is the classic Miles session when he was still being fairly tonal and straightforward. […]

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John Cahill / Music, Myth, Sex and Shamanism

Those of you who log in here on a fairly regular basis will know of my affection for John Cahill – a friend and all round ‘good bloke’ who never lets his audio get in the way of his musical pleasure. John is completely without pretension or elitism and the breadth of his musical tastes […]

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Jack Bruce – Live At The Canterbury Fayre (DVD Digipack)

This is the stunning film of Jack Bruce and the Cuicoland Express captured live at the Canterbury Fayre music festival inthe summer of 2002. Featuring the amazing talents of Living Color guitarist, Vernon Reid, the keyboard magic of WooWarrior and former Parliament/Funkadelic musical director, Bernie Worrell and the supreme percussion skills ofRoddy Ameen, El Negro […]

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN / LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Music without boundaries

Gramophone magazine ….. Bernstein and Armstrong trampled over musical boundaries – and so should our orchestras and opera companies. ‘There is no “serious” music or “unserious” music, just good music and bad music’. I have heard those words, or at least the sentiment, attributed both to Leonard Bernstein and also to Louis Armstrong; and certainly […]

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THE BILL EVANS TRIO: On A Monday Evening (Vinyl LP)

We are told: UNRELEASED 1976 BILL EVANS TRIO CONCERT on VINYL. On A Monday Evening features eight songs performed in the Madison Union Theater at the University of Wisconsinon Monday, November 15, 1976 and exists thanks to two college-age deejays that recorded and archived the concert. Larry Goldberg and James Farber had interviewed Bill Evans […]

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BEN WEBSTER: Gentle Ben (200g Viny LP)

We are told ….. That rich, humid, giant sax tone blooms like on few other Webster recordings Mastered by Kevin Gray at Coherent Audio 200-gram gatefold 45 RPM double LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Praise for our 33 1/3 version of Gentle Ben “The soundstage is intimate and inviting, Webster’s horn beautifully captured with […]

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Chicago Jazz Festival 1987 (2CD) by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

We are told …. Art Blakey’s band was unofficially known as the ‘finishing school of jazz’, with celebrated players including Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Chuck Mangione, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Wynton Marsalis passing through its ranks over the decades. Blakey continued to play and tour right up to the end […]

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

We are told: “Jazz Sur le Vif” FM broadcast. 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 […]

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5 Original Albums – Herbie Hancock (5CD) by Herbie Hancock for £11.99 total

We are told …..   Blue Note is proud to present a new batch of six “5 original albums” in one box sets celebrating legendary jazz artists from the Blue Note catalogue. These continue on from the successful Verve and Concord titles released earlier in the year. This run includes Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Herbie […]

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MIKE WESTBROOK: Live 1972 (CD)

We are told: Mike Westbrook was a key figure in the development of British jazz in the 1960s. He has released dozens of albums over the subsequent decades and is still working today. This album, now receiving a worldwide release for the first time, is being issued on Hux Records with the full approval of […]

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CHARLES MINGUS: Live At The Jazz Workshop, Boston, October 11th, 1971 (CD)

Following his relentless creativity in the 1950s and 60s, Charles Mingus was slowing down by the early 70s, having combated financial hardship and health issues in recent years. In 1971 he served as Slee Professor of Music at the University at Buffalo, New York, as well as performing intermittently. This superb set was taped at […]

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10 obvious piano jazz records

In our office we found THIS thread very useful. Not all of them were obvious to us because it turns out that we are more into blues than jazz. The suggestions are changing is though. ===//=== Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. […]

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THE DUDLEY MOORE TRIO: Today (CD)

We are told: • Regardless of the brilliance of Dudley Moore’s celebrated comic partnership with Peter Cook, his marriages and abundant romantic assignations, the relationship which was surely most dear to him was with music. He could pull hilarious classical pastiches – like Beethoven ‘variations on Colonel Bogey’, and Britten’s ‘Little Miss Muffett’ – out of […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: European Tour 1962 (10 CD Box Set)

We are told: Le Chant du Monde present the second volume of JohnColtrane live in Europe, here compiling together sixconcerts from the 1962 tour – Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki,Copenhagen, Graz and Milan. A superb opportunity for the listener to fully immersethemselves in the work of this greatest of jazz icons, overnumerous versions of the core body […]

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Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins: Sonny Meets Hawk! – Pure Pleasure – 180g Vinyl LP

“This is a memorable meeting of a pair of genial giants – Sonny Rollins, who has been called again and again the boss of the modern tenor sax, and Coleman Hawkins, who is the father of jazz saxophone playing. Each has made enormous contributions to jazz improvisation, beyond the limits of his instrument. The sum […]

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