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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Two Classic Albums from Jazz’s Elder Statesmen, and a Zappa High-Res Remaster

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels – Tone Poem 83-year-old saxophonist Charles Lloyd has actually had several careers as a musician. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, he grew up surrounded by blues, jazz, and gospel musicians, but left Memphis in 1956 to study classical music in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California with noted […]

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PS AUDIO: Streaming Audio and Other Rants

Written by Jay Jay French First off, I hope many of you are listening to my new Podcast called The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music (available on Spotify, Apple Music and Podcastone.com) Great topics, great guests, and my new book, Twisted Business: Lessons From my Life in Rock n Roll is coming out […]

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HERBIE HANCOCK: Live In Chicago 1977 (CD) by Herbie Hancock featuring Jaco Pastorius

    Herbie Hancock featuring Jaco Pastorius, live at Ivanhoe Theater, Chicago, February 16th 1977. By 1977 Herbie Hancock was firmly established as America’s leading purveyor of jazz-funk. This superb performance finds him playing with Weather Report’s legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, as well as Bennie Maupin (tenor sax / bass clarinet) and James Levi (drums). […]

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SCRATCHED CDs: Ideas for best way to repair them?

Hello all. Over the years, I’ve managed to scratch a few cd’s, due to transferring between players, cars, lying around as lots get played on drinking nights etc etc..There are quite a few that are going to be hard or impossible to replace, so I’d like to ask opinions on effective methods / widgets for […]

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VINYL REPLAY: Is record wear over hyped?

Back in the days I followed the trend of aspiring to an SME/Shure V15 as I was told that poor stylus tracking caused significant record wear and groove distortion so ‘trackability’ was king. Now, playing some of my golden oldies which had been played when I was a kid with a Sonotone cartridge of dubious […]

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KEITH JARRETT: A Multitude Of Angels (4CD)

We are told ….. ‘A Multitude of Angels’ is a 4-CD set of recordings from a series of solo concerts in Italy in October 1996, documenting the conclusion of Keith Jarrett’s experiments with long-form improvisation in performances from Modena, Ferrara, Turin, and Genoa. These discs fit into the chronology of Keith Jarrett’s many live solo […]

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ASK ALEX: Why was jazz and blues important to African American culture?

Jazz and Blues was created from the emotional experiences , oppression , poverty , and living conditions that African Americans lived in in the Southern United States. The social and ascetic elements stem from African Americans creating their own styles , sounds , cultures and music. Blues and Jazz represented oppressed voices that would not […]

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MO FOSTER: In conversation with our features editor. Part 3 of 3 (09/03/21)

Q: How, if at all, might a ‘latent’ bassist benefit from being an accomplished guitarist first and foremost? I don’t know what a latent bassist is. If you are a bass player I think it’s important to have a knowledge of other instruments — guitar, keyboards, drums — so that you understand how they all […]

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THELONIUS MONK: Thelonious Monk / Sonny Rollins – Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins

This is part of the Prestige Records 50th Anniversary Special Commemorative Edition series. These five tracks, recorded in the 1950s and reissued in 2006, feature Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins–two of the era’s most progressive musicians–on the stand together. The interplay between Monk’s skeletal, idiosyncratic, yet strangely logical playing and Rollins’s full, rich tone and […]

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WES MONTGOMERY: The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of… (CD Mini-LP Replica)

Wes Montgomery (1925-1968) was one of the most revered guitarists in jazz history. ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery’ marked his third album as a leader, following ‘Montgomeryland’ (1958) and ‘The Wes Montgomery Trio’ (1959).‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery’ was widely praised on release and received a five-star rating in Down Beat […]

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