Dizzy Gillespie – Have Trumpet, Will Excite!

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It’s easy and perhaps unfair to take any later jazz album by a trendy, “hot” trumpeter and compare it to a classic like Have Trumpet, Will Excite!. Critics and fans have been afforded the luxury of time to weed out half-efforts. Still, even without former knowledge of who Dizzy Gillespie is, Have Trumpet, Will Excite! separates itself from the crowd pretty quickly. The Latin up-tempo arrangement of “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” thrusts the song into an entirely different realm. Junior Mance’s piano kicks things of with a quirky, forceful rhythm, and after Gillespie’s trumpet lays down the bare bones of the melody, it’s pretty much forgotten. From there, the band takes off on a creative surge. The same is true of “My Man.” A brave arrangement, kicked off by piano and outlined by trumpet, completely rewrites the piece. “Sure,” Gillespie and the band, seem to say, “We can play old swing tunes, but wouldn’t it be cool if we turned them inside out?” This approach, along with sharp solos, gives the material an exciting edge. Gillespie’s solo on “St. Louis Blues” just soars, while Les Spann, who plays both flute and guitar on the album, follows him with a bristly guitar solo. Mance offers distinctive piano work that matches Gillespie’s enthusiasm on tunes like “Woody ‘N’ You,” while bassist Sam Jones and drummer Lex Humphries keep a high-octane rhythm in constant motion. Have Trumpet, Will Excite! more than measures up to its promise and stands as a cornerstone of Gillespie’s ’50s work. (allmusic)

Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Les Spann (flute, guitar); Junior Mance (piano); Sam Jones (bass).

Tracklist

01. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
02. My Man
03. Moonglow
04. St. Louis Blues
05. Woody ‘N’ You
06. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away)
07. There Is No Greater Love
08. I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
09. There Is No Greater Love (Alternative Take)
10. There Is No Greater Love (Alternative Take)
11. There Is No Greater Love (Alternative Take)
12. I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store) (Alternative Take)

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Jackie McLean – Swing, Swang, Swingin’

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Jackie McLean, an American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, who recorded with such Jazz greats as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Sonny Rollins is joined on this album Swing, Swang, Swingin’ with Art Taylor on drums, Walter Bishop Jr. on piano, and Jimmy Garrison on bass and delivers a great session of tunes. Recorded in 1959, this was Jackie’s 2nd album with Blue Note. Includes a swinging version of Cole Porter’s I Love You and a refreshing & lively take on Irving Berlin’s Let’s Face the Music and Dance.

Personnel: Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Walter Bishop Jr. (piano); Jimmy Garrison (bass); Art Taylor (drums).

Tracklist

01. What’s New
02. Let’s Face The Music And Dance
03. Stablemates
04. I Remember You
05. I Love You
06. I’ll Take Romance
07. 116th And Lenox

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Milt Jackson – Bags’ Opus

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Vibraphonist Milt Jackson welcomes the two future co-leaders of The Jazztet (trumpeter Art Farmer and tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson) along with a fine rhythm section (pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Connie Kay) on this CD reissue. The repertoire (which includes early versions of Golson’s “Whisper Not” and “I Remember Clifford” in addition to two standards, a Milt Jackson blues and John Lewis’s “Afternoon in Paris”) is very much in The Jazztet hard bop vein and Jackson fits in very well with the two lyrical horn soloists. A successful outing by some of the greats.

Personnel: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Benny Golson (tenor saxophone); Art Farmer (trumpet); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Connie Kay (drums).

Tracklist

01. Ill Wind
02. Blues For Diahann
03. Afternoon In Paris
04. I Remember Clifford
05. Thinking Of You
06. Whisper Not

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Ornette Coleman – Tomorrow Is The Question!

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The last two years of the 1950s and early years of the ’60s saw Ornette Coleman exert a profound influence on the future direction of jazz. It was a remarkably fertile time for him as a composer. This set amply demonstrates his composing skill. Tunes like “Tears Inside,” “Turnaround,” and the aching beauty of “Lorraine” are brilliant and, in a perfect world, should be standard jazz repertoire today. Coleman quickly broke through to a new freedom in jazz. He would soon find more receptive players to work alongside than on this recording; however, the playing is still of high caliber and the tunes are now justly legendary.

Personnel: Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone); Don Cherry (trumpet); Percy Heath, Red Mitchell (bass); Shelly Manne (drums).

Tracklist

01. Tomorrow Is The Question!
02. Tears Inside
03. Mind and Time
04. Compassion
05. Giggin’
06. Rejoicing
07. Lorraine
08. Turnaround
09. Endless

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Donald Byrd – Fuego

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Donald Byrd’s Fuego is one of the many fine hard-bop sets the trumpeter recorded for Blue Note throughout the late 1950s and ’60s. Featuring all Byrd originals, from the driving pulse of the opening title track to the gospel-tinged “Amen,” which closes out the album, Fuego has much to recommend it. There are top-notch personnel (Jackie McLean lends his soulful sax work to the proceedings), strong compositions, and a relaxed, open feel throughout. And, of course, Rudy Van Gelder’s pristine engineering is the icing on the cake.

Personnel: Donald Byrd (trumpet); Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Duke Pearson (piano); Doug Watkins (bass); Lex Humphries (drums).

Tracklist

01. Fuego
02. Bup A Loup
03. Funky Mama
04. Low Life
05. Lmanet
06. Amen

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Wes Montgomery – Far Wes

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This historical CD contains some of guitarist Wes Montgomery’s first recordings; in fact only three small-group songs predate these performances. The then-obscure guitarist is heard in two different quintets, both of which include his brothers Buddy (on piano) and Monk (playing electric bass). The earlier set has Harold Land’s tenor as a lead voice while altoist Pony Poindexter takes his place on the later date, Wes’s sound was already quite recognizable and he contributes six originals which alternate with Harold Land’s “Hymn for Carl” and four standards.

Personnel: Wes Montgomery (guitar); Pony Poindexter (alto saxophone); Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Buddy Montgomery (piano); Monk Montgomery (electric bass); Tony Bazley, Louis Hayes (drums).

Tracklist

01. Far Wes
02. Leila
03. Old Folks
04. Wes’ Tune
05. Hymn For Carl
06. Montgomeryland Funk
07. Stompin’ At The Savoy
08. Monk’s Shop
09. Summertime
10. Falling In Love With Love
11. Renie

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Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue “50th Anniversary Edition” (CD+DVD)

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This is the one jazz record owned by people who don’t listen to jazz, and with good reason. The band itself is extraordinary (proof of Miles Davis’s masterful casting skills, if not of God’s existence), listing John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley on saxophones, Bill Evans (or, on “Freddie Freeloader,” Wynton Kelly) on piano, and the crack rhythm unit of Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Coltrane’s astringency on tenor is counterpoised to Adderley’s funky self on alto, with Davis moderating between them as Bill Evans conjures up a still lake of sound on which they walk. Meanwhile, the rhythm partnership of Cobb and Chambers is prepared to click off time until eternity. It was the key recording of what became modal jazz, a music free of the fixed harmonies and forms of pop songs. In Davis’s men’s hands it was a weightless music, but one that refused to fade into the background. In retrospect every note seems perfect, and each piece moves inexorably towards its destiny.

Anniversary Edition with Bonus Tracks and DVD.

Tracklist

CD1
01. So What
02. Freddie Freeloader
03. Blue In Green
04. All Blues
05. Flamenco Sketches
06. Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)
07. Freddie Freeloader (Studio Sequence 1)
08. Freddie Freeloader (False Start)
09. Freddie Freeloader (Studio Sequence 2)
10. So What (Studio Sequence 1)
11. So What (Studio Sequence 2)
12. Blue In Green (Studio Sequence)
13. Flamenco Sketches (Studio Sequence 1)
14. Flamenco Sketches (Studio Sequence 2)
15. All Blues (Studio Sequence)

CD2
01. On Green Dolphin Street
02. Fran-Danc
03. Stella by Starlight
04. Love for Sale
05. Fran-Dance (Alternate Take)
06. So What (Previously Released in Unauthorized Form)

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DVD: Celebrating a Masterpiece – Kind of Blue
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Features a documentary on the conception and recording of Kind of Blue. In addition, the DVD features the “Robert Herridge Theater: The Sound of Miles Davis” television program, which originally aired on April 2, 1959 and starred Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Contains:

Celebrating A Masterpiece: Kind Of Blue documentary
Robert Herridge Theatre: The Sound of Miles Davis
Photo gallery by Don Hunstein

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Cannonball Adderley – Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago

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This exciting session consists of the 1959 edition of The Miles Davis Sextet minus its leader, though it was later reissued as Cannonball & Coltrane, as there was evidence that both men had considerable input into the date. A brisk “Limehouse Blues” features great exchanges between the saxophonists, while Adderley’s soulful “Wabash” is more easygoing. This newly remastered CD is a distinct improvement over the earlier retitled reissue.

Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums).

Tracklist

01. Limehouse Blues
02. Stars Fell On Alabama
03. Wabash
04. Grand Central
05. You’re A Weaver Of Dreams
06. The Sleeper

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Bill Evans Trio – Portrait In Jazz

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Lyric and thoughtful, pianist Bill Evans proved an urbane bridge between the early bop style of Bud Powell and playful funk of Horace Silver, and the later, modern approach of pianists like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett (indeed, Jarrett went as far as to record with Evans’s backup band of drummer Paul Motian and bassist Gary Peacock). Evans’s second album as a leader,  Portrait In Jazz combines a pair of originals–”Blue in Green” and “Peri’s Scope”–with a handful of show tunes and standards, including a version of “Someday My Prince Will Come” that pre-dates Miles Davis’s adaptation. With a preference for irregular phrasing and a taste for unusual chord spellings, Evans was frequently able to recast old chestnuts and tired warhorses into new gems and spirited charges, as he does here with “Witchcraft,” “Spring Is Here,” and “When I Fall in Love.” And although he recorded in many different formats throughout his career, including duets with himself, the power and beauty of Evans’s trios helped him lay a special claim to that grouping.

Tracklist

01. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 5)
02. Autumn Leaves
03. Witchcraft
04. When I Fall In Love
05. Peri’s Scope
06. What Is This Thing Called Love
07. Spring Is Here
08. Someday My Prince Will Come
09. Blue In Green (Take 3)
10. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 4)
11. Autumn Leaves (Take 9, Monaural)
12. Blue In Green (Take 1)
13. Blue In Green (Take 2)

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Wayne Shorter Albums!

Though some will argue about whether Wayne Shorter’s primary impact on jazz has been as a composer or as a saxophonist, hardly anyone will dispute his overall importance as one of jazz’s leading figures over a long span of time. Though indebted to a great extent to John Coltrane, with whom he practiced in the mid-’50s while still an undergraduate, Shorter eventually developed his own more succinct manner on tenor sax, retaining the tough tone quality and intensity and in later years, adding an element of funk. On soprano, Shorter is almost another player entirely, his lovely tone shining like a light beam, his sensibilities attuned more to lyrical thoughts, his choice of notes becoming more spare as his career unfolded. Shorter’s influence as a player, stemming mainly from his achievements in the 1960s and ’70s, has been tremendous upon the neo-bop brigade who emerged in the early ’80s, most notably Branford Marsalis. As a composer, he is best known for carefully conceived, complex, long-limbed, endlessly winding tunes, many of which have become jazz standards yet have spawned few imitators.

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1959 – Introducing Wayne Shorter
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Tracklist

01. Blues A La Carte
02. Harry’s Last Land
03. Down In The Depths
04. Pug Nose
05. Black Diamond
06. Mack The Knife
07. Blues A La Carte (Alternate Take)
08. Harry’s Last Stand (Alternate Take)
09. Down In The Depths (Alternate Take)
10. Black Diamond (Alternate Take)

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1960 – Second Genesis
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Tracklist

01. Ruby & The Pearl
02. Pay As You Go
03. Second Genesis
04. Mr.Chariman
05. Tenderfoot
06. The Albatross
07. Getting To Know You
08. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was

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1962 – Wayning Moments
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Tracklist

01. Black Orpheus (Take 4)
02. Devil’s Island (Take 8 )
03. Moon Of Manakoor (Take 2)
04. Dead-End (Take 8 )
05. Wayning MOments (Take 2)
06. Powder Keg (Take 5)
07. All Or Nothing At All (Take 3)
08. Callaway Went That A Way (Take 3)
09. Black Orpheus (Take 3)
10. Devil’s Island (Take 7)
11. Moon Manakoor (Take 1)
12. Dead End (Take 7)
13. Wayning Moments (Take 3)
14. Powder Keg (Take 1)
15. Callaway Wen That A Way (Take 1)

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1964 – Juju
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Tracklist

01. Juju
02. Deluge
03. House Of Jade
04. Mahjong
05. Yes Or No
06. Twelve More Bars To Go
07. Juju (Alternate Take)
08. House Of Jade (Alternate Take)

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1964 – Night Dreamer
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Tracklist

01. Night Dreamer
02. Oriental Folk Song
03. Virgo
04. Black Nile
05. Charcoal Blues
06. Armageddon
07. Virgo (Alternate Take)

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1964 – Speak No Evil
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Tracklist

01. Witch Hunt
02. Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
03. Dance Cadaverous
04. Speak No Evil
05. Infant Eyes
06. Wild Flower
07. Dance Cadaverous (Alternate Take)

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1965 – Etcetera
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Tracklist

01. Etceter
02. Penelope
03. Toy Tune
04. Barracudas (General Assembly)
05. Indian Song

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1965 – The All Seeing Eye
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Tracklist

01. The All Seeing Eye
02. Genesis
03. Chaos
04. Face Of The Deep
05. Mephistopheles

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1965 – The Soothsayer
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Tracklist

01. Lost
02. Angola
03. The Big Push
04. The Soothsayer
05. Lady Day
06. Valse Triste
07. Angola (Alternate Take)

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1966 – Adam’s Apple
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Tracklist

01. Adam’s Apple
02. 502 Blues
03. El Goucho
04. Footprints
05. Teru
06. Chief Crazy Horse
07. The Collector

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1967 – Schizophrenia
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Tracklist

01. Tom Thumb
02. Go
03. Schizophrenia
04. Kryptonite
05. Miyako
06. Playground

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1969 – Super Nova
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Tracklist

01. Super Nova
02. Sweet Pea
03. Dindi
04. Water Babies
05. Capricorn
06. More Than Human

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1970 – Moto Grosso Feio
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Tracklist

01. Moto Grosso Feio
02. Montezuma
03. Antigua
04. Vera Cruza
05. Iska

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1970 – Odyssey of Iska
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Tracklist

01. Wind
02. Storm
03. Calm
04. De Pois Do Amor o Vazio
05. Joy

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1974 – Native Dancer
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Tracklist

01. Ponta De Areia
02. Beauty And The Beast
03. Tarde
04. Miracle Of The Fishes
05. Diana
06. From The Lonely Afternoons
07. Ana Maria
08. Lilia
09. Joanna’s The Theme

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1985 – Atlantis
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Tracklist

01. Endangared Species
02. The Three Marias
03. The Last Silk Hat
04. When You Dream
05. Who Goes There!
06. Atlantis
07. Shere Khan, The Tiger
08. Criancas
09. On The Eve Of Departure

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1986 – Phantom Navigator
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Tracklist

01. Condition Rend
02. Mahogany Bird
03. Remote Control
04. Yamanjia
05. Forbidden, Plan-It!
06. Flagships

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1988 – Joy Ryder
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Tracklist

01. Joy Rider
02. Cathay
03. Over Shadow Hill Way
04. Anthem
05. Causeways
06. Daredevil
07. Someplace Called Where

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1995 – High Life
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Tracklist

01. Children Of The Night
02. At The Fair
03. Maya
04. On The Milky Way Express
05. Pandora Awakened
06. Virgo Rising
07. High Life
08. Midnight In California
09. Black Swan (In Memory Of Susan Portlynn Rome)

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2002 – Footprints Live!
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Tracklist

01. Santuary
02. Masequelero
03. Valse Trist
04. Go
05. Aung San Suu Kyi
06. Footsprints
07. Atlantis
08. Juju

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2003 – Alegria
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Tracklist

01. Sacajawea
02. Serenata
03. Vendiendo Alegria
04. Bachianas Brasileras No.5
05. Angola
06. Interlude
07. She Moves Through The Fair
08. Orbits
09. 12Th Century Carol
10. Capricorn II

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2005 – Beyond the Sound Barrier
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Tracklist

01. Smilin’ Through (Arthur Penn)
02. As Far As The Eye Can See
03. On Wings Of Song
04. Tinker Bell
05. Joy Ryrder
06. Over Shadow Hill Way
07. Adventures Aboard The Golden Mean
08. Beyond The Sound Barrier

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Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib

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Recorded in 1957, Sonny’s Crib features a front line of Curtis Fuller, Donald Byrd, and John Coltrane with Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. Truly still a bebop recording, done a full year before the landmark Cool Struttin’ session, nonetheless the set produced some awesome readings of classic tunes, like the opener, “With a Song in My Heart,” with one of the knottiest Byrd solos ever. As Chambers and Taylor up the rhythmic ante and Clark comps with enormous chords in the background, the entire line solos, but it is Byrd’s that is stunning in its complexity — though Coltrane could play bebop as well as anybody. The most notable tracks on the session are the classic readings of Kurt Weill’s “Speak Low” and “News for Lulu,” the latter of which has been adopted by John Zorn as his theme. On the former, Clark’s rearrangement, with Coltrane leading the front line, is truly revelatory. Using a Latin rhythm in cut time, Clark sets up a long, 22-note melody line that moves right into Trane’s solo. He moves the key around and harmonically shifts gears as Clark follows and stays in the pocket for him while Trane uses the middle register for legato pyrotechnics. Fuller’s next and covers over the blues inherent in the tune with pure swing, before Byrd brings it back into the fold with a gorgeous counterpoint of the melody. Clark taps his way into extended harmonics on the sixths and sharpens the accents as he trounces the original key and plays double trills to get back. The latter is a smokin’ Latin take on the hard bop blues, with a staggered melodic line and a large tonal palette that gives the horn players room to explore the timbral possibilities of Clark’s colors — which are revealed in the loosest, skittering skein of bluesy phrasing this side of Horace Silver in his solo. In all, Sonny’s Crib is a phenomenal recording, one that opened the door to hard bop becoming the norm in the late ’50s, and one that drew deft, imaginative performances from all its players.

Tracklist

01. With A Song In My Heart
02. Speak Low
03. Come Rain Or Come Shine
04. Sonny’s Crib
05. News For Lulu
06. With a Song In My Heart (Alternate Take)
07. Speak Low (Alternate Take)
08. Sonny’s Crib (Alternate Take)

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Blue Mitchell Sextet – Blue Soul

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Trumpeter Blue Mitchell left his home in Miami for a short stint in New York City, headed back to Florida, and then to Los Angeles before his brief but vital career as a jazz trumpeter ended. This sojourn identified his sound, initially branded by the warmth of the Southeast, burnished by the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, and polished by the West Coast cool school demeanor. In 1959, as Mitchell returned to Miami, he connected with Detroit trombonist Curtis Fuller and Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath to form one of the most potent three-horn front lines in jazz history. Few knew how good they were until after the fact, but this recording, the third album for Mitchell as a leader, has him and his mates in full flight. This is one of the most precious jazz recordings of a year that would soon give sway to the Blue Note sound, and is in many real and important ways as much of a prelude as any other statement. It’s a must-have for all serious mainstream jazz fans.

Tracklist

01. Minor Vamp
02. The Head
03. The Way You Look Tonight
04. Park Avenue Petite
05. Top Shelf
06. Waverely Street
07. Blue Soul
08. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
09. Nica’s Dream

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Jackie McLean – New Soil

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If you ever needed a record to re-remind you of the genius of Jackie McLean, this Blue Note classic may well be it! At first glance, the session appears to be the usual sort of date – a quintet outing, with help from Donald Byrd on trumpet, Walter Davis on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – yet as with all of McLean’s best moments on records, the album explodes with freshly creative energy from the start – getting way past any easy expectation in the way it sets up the groove and delivers the sound! Jackie’s tone is amazing – very modern at times, yet with all the soul of hardbop – and although the rhythms are relatively straight, there’s always a slight setting-free at points – that pre-new thing groove that McLean further explored on records like Capuchin Swing or Fickle Sonance. The sound is amazing throughout – and titles are all originals by McLean and Davis – great gems that include “Davis Cup”, “Sweet Cakes”, “Hip Strut”, “Minor Apprehension”, and “Greasy”.

Tracklist

01. Hip Strut
02. Minor Apprehension
03. Greasy
04. Sweet Cakes
05. Davis Cup
06. Formidable

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Sonny Clark – My Conception

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This welcome collection pairs two late-1950s sessions that sat in the Blue Note vaults for decades after they were recorded. It offers a variety of gifts for the Sonny Clark fan. First, there is the matter sidemen. The March 1959 session that spawned the first six tunes boasts the presence of tenor Hank Mobley and drummer Art Blakey, both found in inspired form here. Mobley is bright throughout, playing with a bit more fire than usual while producing tender and moving work on the ballad title track. Blakey, meanwhile, is an animal (listen to his fury on “Minor Meeting”), goading and prodding and steering from the background. The final three songs, from December of 1957, include guitarist Kenny Burrell, tenor Clifford Jordan and drummer Pete LaRoca. Of course, Clark is the unifying theme. His compositions are crafty enough to keep things interesting but simple enough to allow assured, fluid improvisation. His piano work shows equal parts grace and grit, delicacy and drive, and his support of the other soloists is consistently interesting and lively.

Tracklist

01. Junka
02. Blues Blue
03. Minor Meeting (Second Version)
04. Royal Flush (Second Version)
05. Some Clark Bars
06. My Conception
07. Minor Meeting (First Version) (Mono)
08. Eastern Incident (Mono)
09. Little Sonny (Mono)

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Cecil Taylor – Love For Sale

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This may be the straightest record Cecil Taylor ever recorded, but it is far from uninspiring. Despite its hopelessly gauche cover — one can only presume Taylor had no say-so in the choice of artwork used — Taylor’s approach to three Cole Porter tunes with a trio and three of his own with a quintet is a lively combination, and one which, in lieu of his later work, reveals the construction of his system of improvisation better than his later records do when he is playing from the middle of it. Love for Sale is a delightful anomaly in Cecil Taylor’s long career.

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01. Get Out Of Town
02. I Love Paris
03. Love For Sale
04. Little Lees (Louise)
05. Matie’s Trophy’s (Motystrophe)
06. Carol, Three Points

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Ornette Coleman – The Shape Of Jazz To Come

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As the 50s ended, Ornette Coleman became the new herald of the future of jazz, surpassing for a time, even John Coltrane. Intent on feeling and with often scant regard for technique, he plunged headlong into a musical form that defied categorization and dismayed orthodox musicologists. Especially aware of the blues, Coleman eschewed a rigid structure in the music and favoured instead explorations of its poetic content. Free jazz to Coleman and his followers was jazz freed not only from musical restraints but also from sociological and cultural parameters. This album demonstrates his radicalism and his awareness of both past and future jazz.

Tracklist

01. Lonely Woman
02. Eventually
03. Peace
04. Focus On Sanity
05. Congeniality
06. Chronology

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Dizzy Reece – Star Bright

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Dizzy Reece teams up with Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Art Taylor and Paul Chambers to create a truly beautiful recording originally released in 1959.

Tracklist

01. The Rake
02. I’ll Close My Eyes
03. Groovesville
04. The Rebound
05. I Wished On The Moon
06. A Variation On Monk

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Horace Silver – Blowin’ The Blues Away

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Recorded in 1959, this is an early chronicle of one of the finest bands of the hard-bop genre, pianist Silver’s classic quintet with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, bassist Gene Taylor, and drummer Louis Hayes. The group already epitomized Silver’s own virtues of precision and hard swing, with each soloist committed to direct and concise statements, at all times both emotionally and musically focused. There’s effective contrast, too, between Mitchell’s subtle turn of phrase and Cook’s raw intensity, each filling in Silver’s vision of a music that combined the complexity of bop and the immediacy of blues and gospel. This session contains the original recordings of two Silver standards, the serene “Peace” and the joyously funky “Sister Sadie,” but the collective impact of the band is just as enduring. The group was so musically close-knit that when Silver disbanded five years later, the rest continued as the Blue Mitchell Quintet, with a young Chick Corea on piano.

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01. Blowin’ The Blues Away
02. The St. Vitus Dance
03. Break City
04. Peace
05. Sister Sadie
06. The Baghdad Blues
07. Melancholy Mood
08. How Did It Happen

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Raymond Scott – Manhattan Research Inc

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MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC. features electronic music, musique concrete experiments, advertising jingles, and soundtracks originally featured in Jim Henson’s pre-Muppet films. The electronic sounds generated on this 2-CD set were made by Raymond Scott inventions including the Clavivox, Circle Machine, Bass Line Generator, Rhythm Modulator, Karloff, Bandito The Bongo Artist and Electronium.

Recorded between 1953 & 1969. Includes liner notes by Joel Chadabe, Jeff Winner, Karen Falk, Gert-Jan Blom and Irwin Chusid. Includes interviews with Robert Moog, Herb Deutsch, Alan Entenman and Thomas Rhea.

Fascinated by the orderliness of sounds and machines, Raymond Scott composed and produced his innovative, eccentric, electronic music for commercials, films and his own amusement in the ’50s and ’60s. In assembling this overview of Scott’s oeuvre, this lavish double album writes an important chapter in his life and career, defining his place in electronic music’s history.

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CD1
01. Manhattan Research, Inc. Copyright
02. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
03. Bendix ‘The Tomorrow People’
04. Lightworks
05. The Bass-Line Generator
06. Don’t Beat Your Wife Every Night
07. B.C. 1675
08. Vim
09. Auto-Lite – Sta-Ful
10. Sprite ‘Melonball Bounce’
11. Sprite ‘Melonball Bounce’
12. Wheels That Go
13. Limbo – The Organized Mind
14. Portofino
15. County Fair
16. Lady Gaylord
17. Good Air
18. IBM MTSt – ‘The Paperwork Explosion’
19. Domino
20. Super Cheer
21. Cheer – Revision 3
22. Twilight In Turkey
23. Vicks – Medicated Cough Drops
24. Vicks – Formula 44
25. Auto-Lite – Spark Plugs
26. Nescafe
27. Awake
28. Backwards Overload
29. Bufferin – ‘Memories’ (Original)
30. Bandito The Bongo Artist
31. Night And Day
32.Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. ’395′
33.K2r
34.IBM Probe
35.Gmgm 1a
36.The Rhythm Modulator
CD2
01. Ohio Plus 02.In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen
03. General Motors Futurama
04. Portofino 2
05. The Wild Piece
06. Take Me To Your Violin Teacher
07. Ripples (Original Soundtrack)
08. Cyclic Bit
09. Ripples (Montage)
10. The Wing Thing
11. County Fair (Instrumental)
12. Cindy Electronium
13. Don’t Beat Your Wife Every Night! (Instr.)
14. Hostess – Twinkies
15. Hostess – Twinkies (Instr.)
16. Ohio Bell Thermo Fax
17. The Pygmy Taxi Corporation
18. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (Announce Copy, Take 1)
19. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
20. Lightworks (Slow)
21. IBM MtSt – ‘The Paperwork Explosion’ (Instr.)
22. Auto-Lite – ‘Ford Family’
23. Auto-Lite ‘Ford Family’ (Instr.)
24. Auto-Lite ‘Wheels’
25. Bufferin ‘Memories’ (Demo)
26. Space Mystery (Montage)
27. The Toy Trumpet
28. Backward Beeps
29. Auto-Lite – Sta-Ful
30. Lightworks (Instr.)
31. When Will It End?
32. Bendix 2 – The Tomorrow People
33. Electronic Audio Logos, Inc.CD1

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Miles Davis Albums!

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as members of Davis’ ensembles, including saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett; guitarists John McLaughlin, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, and Dave Holland; and drummers Tony Williams, Billy Cobham and Jack DeJohnette.

On October 7, 2008, his album Kind of Blue, released in 1959, received its fourth platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying sales of 4 million copies. Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Davis was noted as “one of the key figures in the history of jazz”.

On November 5, 2009, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan sponsored a measure in the US House of Representatives to recognize and commemorate the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary. The measure also affirms jazz as a national treasure and “encourages the United States government to preserve and advance the art form of jazz music.” It passed, unanimously, with a vote of 409–0 on December 15, 2009.

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