Dave Pike – Jazz For The Jet Set

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A classic little album that’s every bit as groovy as its cover – served up by vibist Dave Pike, and one of the first true expressions of his talents! The set’s a standout early American date that predates Pike’s later experiments for MPS – done in a great blend of soul jazz and some tighter Atlantic Records influences – all served up by a hip group of players that includes Billy Butler on guitar, Clark Terry and Marty Sheller on trumpets, and Grady Tate on drums – plus Herbie Hancock making a rare appearance on organ! There’s a great little bounce to most numbers – not really funk, but a blend of soul instrumental and more contemporary jazz styles – in a way that takes a Blue Note groove more towards the jukebox audience. (dustygroove)

Personnel: Dave Pike (marimba); Herbie Hancock (organ); Bob Cranshaw (ass); Jimmy Lewis (bass); Bruno Carr (drums); Grady Tate (drums); Billy Butler (guitar); Clarck Terry (trumpet); Melvin Lastie (trumpet).

Tracklist

01. Blind Man Blind Man
02. Jet Set
03. Sunny
04. When I’m Gone
05. You’ve Got Your Troubles
06. Sweet Tater Pie
07. Just Say Goodbye
08. Devilette

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Ennio Morricone – Come Imparai Ad Amare Le Donne (Extended Edition)

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Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone for the romantic comedy “Come Imparai ad Amare Le Donne” (aka “How I Learned to Love Women”), enjoy!

Tracklist

01. Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso
02. La Diva
03. La Donna Gattina
04. La Donna Romantica
05. Pizzicato
06. Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso (#2)
07. Alta Moda
08. Alla Corte Di Luigi XVI
09. La Duchessa
10. Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso (#3 – Titoli Di Testa)
11. La Diva (#2)
12. La Donna Gattina (#2)
13. Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso (#4)
14. Pizzicato (#2)
15. La Diva (#3)
16. La Donna Romantica (#2)
17. La Duchessa (#2)
18. Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso (#5 – Finale)
19. Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso (#6 – Mix Stereo) (Bonus track)

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Duke Pearson – Sweet Honey Bee

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Pianist/composer Duke Pearson leads an all-star group on this run-through of seven of his compositions. The musicians (trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, altoist James Spaulding, Joe Henderson on tenor, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Mickey Roker, and the pianist/leader) are actually more impressive than many of the compositions, although the swinging minor-toned “Big Bertha” deserved to become a standard. The frameworks are quite intelligent (and everyone doesn’t solo on each selection), and the improvisations are concise and clearly related to each tune’s melody and mood.

Personnel: Duke Pearson (piano); James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Ron Carter (bass); Mickey Roker (drums).

Tracklist

01. Sweet Honey Bee
02. Sudel
03. After The Rain
04. Gaslight
05. Big Bertha
06. Empathy
07. Ready Rudy?

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Hank Mobley – A Caddy For Daddy

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Like many of Hank Mobley’s mid-’60s Blue Note dates, A Caddy For Daddy features Lee Morgan, Billy Higgins, and an attempt to recapture the funky backbeat of Morgan’s hit “The Sidewinder.” What’s different here is that Mobley leads a quintet with the addition of the fabulous Curtis Fuller on trombone, Coltrane’s pianist McCoy Tyner, and veteran bassist Bob Cranshaw rounding out the group. The vibe is bluesy and swinging, like most Mobley dates, with plenty of choice hard-bop moments from the assembled crew.

The “Sidewinder” of this disc is the title track, which once again finds Higgins easing into a quasi-Latin funk under a gutbucket melody by the horns. Beyond this opening resides the meat of the session. The dark, bouncing waltz “The Morning After” is a curiously flighty groove with crisp ensemble work by the horns and tasty solos all around. The comically titled swinger “Venus Di Mildew” follows and continues the laid-back groove that permeates the session. The most driving cut is the punchy “Ace Deuce Trey,” an intricate piece that offers some of Mobley’s best soloing of the date. Finally, the bopping “3rd Time Around,” an uptempo burner, closes the set with a frenzy.

Personnel: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Bob Cranshaw (bass); Billy Higgins (drums).

Tracklist

01. A caddy For Daddy
02. The Morning After
03. Venus Di Mildew
04. Ace Deuce Trey
05. 3rd Time Around

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Stanley Turrentine – Easy Walker

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Easy Walker is a fairly standard but highly enjoyable small-group soul-jazz session from Stanley Turrentine. Backed by a rhythm section of pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Mickey Roker, and bassist Bob Cranshaw, Turrentine turns in a number of rich, round, and full-bodied leads which are perfectly complemented by Tyner’s strutting, sympathetic piano. Largely divided between midtempo grooves and slow blues, with a couple of pop covers like “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” thrown in, Easy Walker doesn’t offer much challenging material, but it does let the musicians work a good groove, and occasionally showcase their improvisational skills, making it a good, relaxing soul-jazz session.

Personnel: Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Bob Cranshaw, Gene Taylor (bass); Mickey Roker, Ray Lucas, Billy Cobham (drums).

Tracklist

01. Meat Wave
02. They All Say I’m The Biggest Foold
03. Yours Is My Heart Alone
04. Easy Walker
05. What The World Needs Know is Love
06. Alone Together
07. A Foggy Day
08. Stan’s Shuffle
09. Watch What Happens
10. Intermission Walk
11. Wave

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Steve Kuhn – Three Waves

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Predictable is not an adjective associated with the recordings of pianist Steve Kuhn. He is joined by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete La Roca for this exciting studio session from the mid-1960s, both of whom he had worked with under Art Farmer, as well as on La Roca’s smashing debut as a leader, Basra. With the exception of “Ida Lupino” and “Never Let Me Go,” the music will likely be unfamiliar to most jazz fans, but adventurous souls are in for a treat. Kuhn’s originals include the furious modal work “Bits and Pieces,” which sounds as if it represents the center of a storm, as well as “Today I Am a Man,” which suggests a well-known composition from the heyday of the bop era. “Why Did I Choose You” is played with a soft bossa nova accent, while Sergio Mihanovich’s “Three Waves” is intense, with overlapping changes of rhythm. “Never Let Me Go,” a favorite of singers, is understated and subtle, only hinting briefly at the melody.

Steve Kuhn Trio: Steve Kuhn (piano); Steve Swallow (bass); Pete LaRoca (drums).

Tracklist

01. Ida Lupino
02. Ah, Moore
03. Today I Am a Man
04. Memory
05. Why Did i Choose You
06. Three Waves
07. Never Let Me Go
08. Bits and Pieces
09. Kodpiece

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Joe Henderson – Mode For Joe

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Given the date of this release and the band lineup, one might assume that this is a straight-up hard-bop album. However, this 1966 Joe Henderson record–featuring trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Joe Chambers–is a great example of modern jazz at its best. Mode For Joe was recorded during a time of sweeping musical changes due to developments in free jazz, soul jazz, and even early experiments with fusion. It was a time when the bluesy and funky leanings of hard-boppers were giving way to more individualized contemporary approaches. One of the best examples of this shift, MODE FOR JOE sounds more like the experimental work of Branford Marsalis than the groovy musings of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

The last track on Mode For Joe, “Free Wheelin’,” is the only dyed-in-the-wool hard-bop tune heard here. Other than that, this outing’s mostly up-tempo songs serve as vehicles for solos. Henderson himself proves that the template for players such as Marsalis, Joe Lovano, and Joshua Redman was invented a generation earlier, as evidenced on “A Shade of Jade,” “Black,” and others, making this one of the sax legend’s most intriguing albums.

Personnel: Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Cedar Walton (piano); Ron Carter (bass); Joe Chambers (drums).

Tracklist

01. A Shade Of Jade
02. Mode For Joe
03. Black
04. Caribbean Fire Dance
05. Granted
06. Free Wheelin’
07. Black (Alternate Take)

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Bobby Hutcherson – Happenings

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Happenings was vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson’s fourth Blue Note release as a leader. Where its predecessors Dialogue and Components were packed with challenging avant-bop, Happenings instead brings things down a notch. With pianist Herbie Hancock, drummer Joe Chambers, and bassist Bob Cranshaw on board, Hutcherson keeps the tone fairly light, performing his original compositions (the exception is Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage”) with a mellow, swinging style that emphasizes modal exploration. The performances are all top-notch, and the album still weighs in as one of the best in Hutcherson’s fine catalogue.

Personnel: Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba); Herbie Hancock (piano); Bob Cranshaw (bass); Joe Chambers (drums).

Tracklist

01. Aquarian Moon
02. Bouquet
03. Rojo
04. Maide Voyage
05. Head Start
06. When You Are Near
07. The Omen

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Donald Byrd – Mustang!

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After experimenting stylistically on 1963′s A New Perspective(the record included a gospel choir singing with a jazz septet), Donald Byrd returned to playing straight-ahead hard bop in the manner of his late-’50s and early-’60s Blue Note releases. Mustang is one such album–a recording of fine, swinging jazz of the quality one expects from Byrd and his associates. With the help of stellar personnel–including Hank Mobley and McCoy Tyner–Byrd burns through this excellent set.

In addition to cover tunes (Duke Ellington’s “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good” and Sylvester Kyner’s title cut), there are several Byrd originals. The boogaloo-themed “Dixie Lee” and the breakneck-paced “Fly Little Bird Fly” give the instrumentalists plenty of room to stretch out.

Tracklist

01. Mustang
02. Fly Little Bird Fly
03. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)
04. Dixie Lee
05. On The Trail
06. I’m So Excited By You
07. Gingerbread Boy
08. I’m So Excited By You (First Version)

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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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Bobby Hutcherson – Stick-Up!

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Bobby Hutcherson’s Stick-Up!, an all-star date from 1966, is a bit of a departure from the musician’s regular Blue Note sessions of the time. Featuring saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Billy Higgins, this album has a distinct straight-ahead feel in comparison with more esoteric sessions like Patterns or Components. Nonetheless, this date finds Hutcherson in top form, with excellent dexterity on the vibes and stunning solo spots that match those of his distinguished guests.

Stick-Up! is also unique in that Hutcherson himself composed all but one of the tracks, Ornette Coleman’s “Una Muy Bonita.” Hutcherson’s burning “8/4 Beat” is a very bebop flavored number that features dynamic work from Henderson. The wistful “Summer Nights” is a gentle ballad-a perfect showcase for Hutcherson’s highly sensitive mallet work. A high point of the disc is the challenging “Black Circle,” a demanding piece that Hutcherson and Henderson pull off expertly before launching into a blistering solo section. Likewise, the closing “Blues Mind Matter” is a powerful hard-bop statement from this most engaging vibraphone master.

Tracklist

01. Una Muy Bonita
02. 8/4 Beat
03. Summer Nights
04. Black Circle
05. Verse
06. Blues Mind Matter

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Wayne Shorter – Adam’s Apple

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For Adam’s Apple Wayne Shorter returned to the simple quartet format for the last time in his solo career. This date from 1966 shows the saxophonist firmly between his modal style of the early ’60s and his more experimental avant-garde period that was to come with albums like Schizophrenia and Super Nova. The effect of Shorter’s membership in Miles Davis’ legendary group is evident, as his improvisations here are more adventurous and his rhythmic drive more pointed and angular than previous efforts. Above all, this session gives us one last look at Shorter at his most unveiled.

The soulful opening title track is a direct precursor to the jazz-rock style that would dominate the jazz world in the late ’60s and ’70s. A more traditional feel is incorporated for the dark “502 Blues (Drinkin’ and Drivin’),” a beautiful showcase for Shorter’s sensitive side. The bossa nova “El Gaucho” is a highlight and one the saxophonist’s most overlooked compositions. Of special note, the classic “Footprints” is presented here for the first time, several months before it was recorded by the Davis group. The delicate ballad “Teru,” the bouncing “Chief Crazy Horse” and the bonus swinger “The Collector” complete this must-have session.

Personnel: Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Joe Chambers (drums).

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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Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Sound

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With Sound, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell unloosed blazing glory in 1967. Expressing an emphasis on music as, of course, “sound” rather than “tune,” Mitchell’s sextet starts with an immediately fast gait. The quickness is undergirded by Malachi Favors’s bass and Lester Lashley’s cello on “Ornette,” of which an alternate take opens the CD. Here Lester Bowie’s trumpet is early in the cycle of exploration that gave the Art Ensemble of Chicago–of which both Bowie and Mitchell are charter members–such a slurry brass force. Tenor saxophonist Maurice McIntyre develops his twisty solo logic from chunks mulled over, shredded, and unpacked. Mitchell’s alto cuts quickly and incisively, as well as providing eerie and lengthy sheets of notes in “Sound 1,” where Lashley takes up trombone and provides a slippery brass skyline, with Alvin Fielder’s malletted cymbals providing the blustering clouds.

Tracklist

01. Ornette (Alternate)
02. Sound 1
03. The Little Suite
04. Ornette
05. Sound 2

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The Paul Horn Quintet with Voices – Here’s That Rainy Day

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One of the great gifts of music its capacity to create a mood-or to perfectly relflect a mood alreay present in the mind and heart of the listener.  In this album, Paul is backed by his quintet, augmented by two harps and a chorus. The Voices are used differently than they have been in the past. They sing only the most important line in each song. The rest of the time the chours becomes an instrumental section, with Paul’s Horn taking over as the lyricist. Whether telling the story on clarinet, bass flute or alto flute, Paul’s message is a bittersweet sound, so sensuous, so touching, that it is impossible to hear it without being moved to a new level of mood…a mood that haunts you on “That Rainy Day”.

Tracklist

01. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
02. Here’s That Rainy Day
03. How Sensitive (Insensatez)
04. The Shadows Of Your Smile (Love Theme From The Sandpiper)
05. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
06. Girl Talk
07. Moment To Moment
08. Ecstasy
09. Laura
10. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)

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Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways

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Sun Ra was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy,” musical compositions and performances. This is “We Travel the Space Ways”, Recorded mostly in 1960, the album was released in 1967, on Sun Ra’s own label Saturn. The album brings together a number of eras and personnel of the Arkestra, and was probably mostly recorded by Ra himself during rehearsals.

Tracklist

01. Interplanetary Music
02. Eve
03. We Travel The Spaceways
04. Tapestry From An Asteroid
05. Space Loneliness
06. New Horizons
07. Velvet

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Cecil Taylor – Conquistador!

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One of Cecil Taylor’s most striking albums of the 60s – and one of the few in which he works with a larger than usual group! The lineup is incredible – the cream of the arch-modern players of the avant era, including Bill Dixon, Jimmy Lyons, Henry Grimes, Alan Silva, and Andrew Cyrille – and Cecil himself plays with a firey style that’s got the best energy of some of his earlier European recordings, but a tighter approach that’s even more compelling.

Tracklist

01. Conquistador
02. With (Exit)
03. With (Exit) (Alternate Take)

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The Crusaders Albums!

In 1961, four fellows from Houston transplanted themselves to Los Angeles and added more distinctly bluesy elements to the soul jazz style with an ear-grabbing album called The Freedom Sound on the Pacific Jazz label. The band, which had been known in turn as the Swingsters, the Modern Jazz Sextet, and the Nighthawks, was now named the Jazz Crusaders. Its four co-leaders were trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxophonist (and occasional bassist) Wilton Felder, pianist Joe Sample, and drummer Nesbert “Stix” Hooper.

The Jazz Crusaders sound caught on big time, and their subsequent Pacific Jazz albums rewarded them with a good deal of exposure. The band performed regularly and got plenty of airplay. One of its signature pieces, the rollickingly fast “Young Rabbits,” was even used as the musical background for a Ford Mustang TV commercial.

But as times changed, so did the Jazz Crusaders. In the late Sixties, they placed such popular numbers as the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” and “Get Back” in their repertoire, and firm backbeats began to bolster many a selection. By 1971, they decided that the word “jazz” kept them from attracting a wider listener base, and so they emerged anew with The Crusaders, Vol. 1 (Chisa), an album that openly infused jazz with pop, soul, and r&b elements.

If the Jazz Crusaders had achieved some degree of popularity, it was nothing like the crossover success that greeted the Crusaders. Such albums as Scratch, Southern Comfort, Chain Reaction, Those Southern Knights, Free as the Wind, Images, Street Life, and Royal Jam (recorded variously for the Chisa, ABC Blue Thumb, and MCA labels) sold well and brought in a deluge of new fans. Street Life’s title track provided the Crusaders with a Billboard top forty hit, reaching no. 36 in 1979.

The Crusaders’ popularity started to fade in the early Eighties, prompted by Henderson’s departure. Hooper then left as well, and by the early Nineties Sample and Felder had disbanded the group. A few years later, Henderson and Felder began performing together, first as the New Crusaders and, more recently, as the Jazz Crusaders.

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1961 – Freedom Sound
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Tracklist

01. The Geek
02. M.J.S. Funk (Alternate Version)
03. Coon (Alternate Version)
04. Freedom Sound
05. Theme From “Exodus”
06. That’s It
07. M.J.S. Funk
08. Coon

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1962 – At The Lighthouse
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01. Introduction
02. Congolese Sermon
03. Cathy’s Dilemma
04. Blues For Ramona
05. Weather Beat
06. Scandalizing
07. Appointment In Ghana
08. Penny Blue
09. Boopie

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1962 – Lookin’ Ahead
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01. Sinnin’ Sam
02. Tonight
03. 507 Neyland
04. Till All Ends
05. Tortoise And The Hare
06. In A Dream
07. Big Hunk Of Funk
08. The Young Rabbits
09. Song Of India

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1963 – Tough Talk

Tracklist

01. Deacon Brown
02. Turkish Black
03. Brahm’s Lullaby
04. Boopie
05. Tough Talk
06. No Name Samba
07. Lazy Canary
08. Lonely Horn
09. Brother Bernard

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1964 – Heat Wave
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01. On Broadway
02. Green Back Dollar
03. Close Shave
04. Free Sample
05. Mr Sandman
06. Heat Wave
07. Sassy
08. Theme From ‘The L Shaped Room’
09. Some Samba
10. Stix March
11. Purple Onion

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1965 – Chile Con Soul
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01. Agua Dulce (Sweetwater)
02. Soul Bourgeoisie
03. Ontem A Note
04. Tough Talk
05. Tacos
06. Latin Bit
07. The Breeze And I
08. Dulzura

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1965 – The Thing
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01. The Thing
02. Sunset In Mountains
03. While The City Sleeps
04. White Cobra
05. New Time Shuffle
06. Para Mi Espoza
07. Soul Kosher

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1966 – Live At The Lighthouse ’66
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Tracklist

01. Aleluia
02. Blues Up Tight
03. You Don’t Know What Love Is
04. Miss It
05. ‘Round Midnight
06. Some Other Blues
07. Scratch
08. Doin’ That Thing
09. Milestones

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1966 – Talk That Talk
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Tracklist

01. Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog
02. Studewood
03. I Can’t Believe You Love Me
04. There Is A Time (Le Temps)
05. Hey Girl
06. Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
07. Arrastao
08. Mohair Sam
09. Walk On By
10. 1,2,3
11. The Shadow Do
12. Turkish Black

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1966 – The Festival Album Live Newport & Pacific Jazz Festivals
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Tracklist

01. Introduction
02. Trance Dance
03. Summer’s Madness
04. Young Rabbits
05. Freedom Sound
06. Wilton’s Boogaloo
07. Half And Half

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Freddie Hubbard – Blue Spirits

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Freddie Hubbard’s “Blue Spirits” is his unrecognized masterpiece. With a four-horn front line and a surging rhythm section, he crafts brilliant compositions and voices them for maximum impact. Hubbard, James Spaulding, Joe Henderson and Hank Mobley solo with fire and passion. Added to the original album are two tunes from the following year with Henderson and Herbie Hancock.

Tracklist

01. Soul Surge
02. Blue Spirits
03. Outer Forces
04. Cunga Black
05. Jodo
06. The Melting Pot (Bonus Track)
07. True Colors (Bonus Track)

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Riz Ortolani – The Spy With a Cold Nose

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Soundtrack of the comedy film “The Spy With a Cold Nose” by Riz Ortolani.

Tracklist

01. Spy With a Cold Nose
02. Dr. Frnacis’ Theme
03. Spy With a Cold Nose (Reprise)
04. Royal Garden Music
05. Mr. Farquhar In The Car
06. Ceremony in London
07. Dr. Frnacis’ Theme (Reprise)
08. Russian Love Theme
09. Natasha’s Dance
10. Dr. Francis Visits His Dogs
11. Dog’s Chase
12. Finale

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Giorgio Azzolini – What’s Happening

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Giorgio Azzolini is a well-known Italian double-bass jazz player and one of the most passionate supporters of this kind of music. Born in La Spezia on 29-3-28, Giorgio Azzolini studied in Florence with maestro Antonio Godoli and built up his profile within the jazz circuit thanks to a long period in the Basso Valdambrini Quintet and to many performances in various jazz festivals. Throughout his career he performed has with innumerous artist like: Chet Baker, Billy Holiday, Herb Geller, Teddy Wilson, Hellen Merrill, Stephane Grappelli, Mal Waldron, Thoots Thielemans, Dizzy Reece, Maynard Ferguson, Kenny Clark, Conte Candoli, Slide Hampton, Gato Barbieri, Jean-Luc Ponty, Phil Woods, Lars Gullin, Buddy Collette, Franco Ambrosetti, Tony Scott, Art Farmer, Frank Rosolino and many others.

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Tracklist

01. Interplay
02. What’s Happening
03. When I Fall In Love
04. Waiting For M
05. We Mean The Blues
06. Tension
07. Moose The Mooche

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