This San Francisco trio of the mid-1950s has a sparkling personality all its own, with a refreshing lack of
pretentiousness. With an ebullient swing on the up-tempos, and a subtle, unhackneyed approach to ballads such as "Sweet and Lovely" and jazz standards such as John Lewis's "Django”, this 1956 LP marks Guaraldi’s triumphant first complete album as a leader. With Eddie Duran and Dean Reilly.
2. Fenwyck's Farfel
3. Never Never Land
4. Chelsea Bridge
5. Fascinating Rhythm
6. The Lady's In Love With You
7. Sweet And Lovely
9. Three Coins In A Fountain
10. It's De-Lovely
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
The Cape Verdean Blues is an album by the Horace Silver Quintet, led by jazz pianist Horace Silver. The quintet is joined on half of these tracks by trombonist J.J. Johnson, with whom Silver had been eager to work for some time. The album was inspired by Silver's father, John Tavares Silva, who was born in Cape Verde.
1. The Cape Verdean Blues
2. The African Queen
3. Pretty Eyes
6. Mo' Joe
Includes 12 Page Booklet With Rare Photos and Liner Notes
Inarguably popular music's top song stylist, Tony Bennett joined together with the legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans for two albums of sublime duets recorded in 1975 and 1976. Venerated as gorgeous gems of jazz grace, the two LPs along with numerous alternate takes and bonus tracks are combined on this 4-LP 180g vinyl boxed set. Includes a deluxe 12-page booklet featuring rare photos and extensive liner notes by Will Friedwald (co-author of Tony Bennett’s autobiography, The Good Life).
1. Young And Foolish
2. The Touch Of Your Lips
3. Some Other Time
4. When In Rome
5. We'll Be Together Again
6. My Foolish Heart
7. Waltz For Debby
8. But Beautiful
9. Days Of Wine And Roses
1. The Bad And The Beautiful
2. Lucky To Be Me
3. Make Someone Happy
4. You're Nearer
5. A Child Is Born
6. The Two Lonely People
7. You Don't Know What Love Is
8. Maybe September
9. Lonely Girl
10. You Must Believe In Spring
1. Who Can I Turn To?
2. Dream Dancing
3. Young And Foolish (Alternate, Take 4)
4. The Touch Of Your Lips (Alternate, Take 1)
5. Some Other Time (Alternate, Take 7)
6. When In Rome (Alternate, Take 11)
7. Waltz For Debby (Alternate, Take 8)
8. The Bad And The Beautiful (Alternate, Take 1)
9. The Bad And The Beautiful (Alternate, Take 2)
10. Make Someone Happy (Alternate, Take 5)
11. You're Nearer (Alternate, Take 9)
12. A Child Is Born (Alternate, Take 2)
13. A Child Is Born (Alternate, Take 7)
1. The Two Lonely People (Alternate, Take 5)
2. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate, Take 16)
3. You Don't Know What Love Is (Alternate, Take 18)
4. Maybe September (Alternate, Take 5)
5. Maybe September (Alternate, Take 8)
6. Lonely Girl (Alternate Take 1)
7. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate, Take 1)
8. You Must Believe In Spring (Alternate, Take 4)
9. Who Can I Turn To? (Alternate, Take 6)
"The Lee Konitz Nonet never really prospered, but they recorded several excellent albums. With such top players as flügelhornist John Eckert, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and baritonist Ronnie Cuber in the group, and colorful arrangements provided by Sy Johnson, this band's repertoire was as wide as one would expect from a Konitz band. Whether it be the Louis Armstrong-associated "Struttin' with Some Barbeque," a Lester Young-inspired "Sometimes I'm Happy," Charlie Parker's "Chi-Chi," "Giant Steps," or some newer originals, the results are frequently superb."
- Scott Yanow (All Music)
3. If You Could See Me Now
4. Sometimes I'm Happy
5. Giant Steps
6. April/April Too
7. Who You
8. Stryker's Dues
9. Fourth Dimension
10. Struttin' with Some Barbecue
11. Hymn Too
"Eternal Rhythm is Don Cherry's masterwork and one of the single finest recordings from the jazz avant-garde of the 1960s. It is required listening."
- Brian Olewnick (All Music)
1. Eternal Rhythm Part I
a. Baby's Breath
b. "Sonny Sharock"
c. Turkish Prayer
d. Crystal Clear
e. Endless Beginnings
f. Baby's Breath
2. Eternal Rhythm Part II
a. Autumn Melody
c. Crystal Clear
d. Screaming J
e. Always Beginnings
Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
"As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept -- it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop. Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' "Firewater") have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music. The tone is not of sorrow or celebration, but of reflection and contemplation, and on that level, The Prisoner succeeds handsomely..."
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)
1. I Have a Dream
2. The Prisoner
4. He Who Lives in Fear
5. Promise of the Sun
6. The Prisoner
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
"Time for Tyner finds pianist McCoy Tyner with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Freddie Waits. Tyner and Hutcherson blend together quite well on the first three tracks from the original program (all Tyner originals), and both display expertise at coming up with inventive ideas over modal vamps. The other three selections are veteran standards. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is taken by the full quartet, Hutcherson sits out on "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and a rhapsodic "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" is a piano solo. A fine all-round showcase for McCoy Tyner in the late '60s."
- Scott Yanow (All Music)
1. African Village
2. Little Madimba
3. May Street
4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
5. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
6. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
"For the second of Cecil Taylor's two Blue Note albums (following Unit Structures), the innovative pianist utilized a sextet comprised of trumpeter Bill Dixon, altoist Jimmy Lyons, both Henry Grimes and Alan Silva on basses and drummer Andrew Cyrille. During the two lengthy pieces, Lyons' passionate solos contrast with Dixon's quieter ruminations while the music in general is unremittingly intense. Both of the Taylor Blue Notes are quite historic and near-classics but, despite this important documentation, Cecil Taylor (other than a pair of Paris concerts) would not appear on records again until 1973."
- Scott Yanow (All Music)
2-LP Set On 180-gram Vinyl Includes Remastered Original Studio Album, Plus Unreleased Live Performances
Extra 180-Gram Vinyl LP Of Live Performances By The Miles Davis Octet Of The Nice Jazz Festival Of 1986, Available For The First Time On Vinyl
Packaging Is A Replica Of The Original Vinyl Album, Including Stickers, LP Labels, Irving Penn’s Beautiful And Iconic Photographs
30 Years ago, Miles Davis made waves in the music world when he left Columbia Records to sign recording and publishing contracts with Warner Bros. and Warner Chappell in 1985. With a new label to call home, Davis immediately started working on the album, which originally had the working title, Perfect Way, named after a song by new wave pop band Scritti Politti that he was covering on the album. The album was later renamed Tutu by producer Tommy LiPuma, taken from news headlines of the day referencing the well-known South African archbishop and anti-apartheid leader, Desmond Tutu.
Rhino celebrates one of jazz music’s most revered and innovative talents with a 2-LP deluxe edition set on 180-gram vinyl of Miles Davis’ TUTU, released to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of Davis signing with Warner. The deluxe edition includes a remastered LP of the original album and a bonus LP of live performances at the Nice Festival held in 1986, packaged with the original artwork featuring photographs by the legendary Irving Penn.
TUTU pushed Davis back into center stage, winning him two Grammy® awards, when even the most reverent seemed to admit that his best music lay in the past. Tutu stands as an important part of the Davis legacy, and a testament to a prolific artist whose boundless creativity continuously redefined a genre throughout his legendary career.
As Davis recalled, Tutu “started with some music that George Duke, the piano player sent to me.” Davis’ affection for the initial track — eventually titled “Backyard Ritual” and filled with synthesizer sounds and electronic beats — revealed the trumpeter’s willingness to consider music written by others, and the use of cutting-edge electronics.
Producer Tommy LiPuma recruited composer and studio musician Marcus Miller to collaborate on the project, who at 27, had already made a name for himself in jazz, R&B and popular music, playing funk, rock, bebop and hip hop. Davis later praised him as being “so hip and into the music that he even walks in tempo . . . in the studio we make a great team.”
“Technology was kind of exploding and I thought it would be interesting to hear Davis making his way through this new world,” said Miller. Performing on the album were George Duke, Adam Holzman and Bernard Wright, percussionists Paulinho Da Costa and Steve Reid, drummer Omar Hakim and violinist Michael Urbaniak all contributed tracks; keyboardist Jason Miles played a significant role as well, programming the synthesizers and helping push the tracks to a level of sonic detail that could compete with contemporary recordings.
Tutu would feature a variety of tunes that offered a mix of flavors and mood. Besides the title track, four were composed by Miller — “Splatch,” “Portia,” “Don’t Lose Your Mind” and “Full Nelson” (the last a tribute to another South African leader, Nelson Mandela). “Tomaas” — named by Davis for LiPuma — was co-written by Davis and Miller, based on ideas Davis had previously recorded. The selections were rounded out by one cover — “Perfect Way,” which Davis had initially chosen to be the album’s title track.
By that summer, Davis’ group was touring Europe. With a four-night run approaching at the Grande Parade du Jazz festival in Nice, France, the decision was made to record the group at its prime. It was a wise choice. Warner Bros. hired a mobile recording truck and all four concerts were taped. “Everybody in the band knew we were being recorded so we were on our game,” remembers his nephew, drummer Vince Wilburn. “Miles had an uncanny knack for knowing not only what to record but when and where. Every night was more beautiful than the one before: wonderful weather, captive audiences and the band was on fire.”
“At the time, there wasn't anything that jumped out at me,” LiPuma admits. “Believe me, if I thought there had been, I would've put an album out. But having spent some time with the music, it’s brilliant — and I think it’s an important recording.” Like the best live recordings, these tracks are both historic and timeless — filled with a spirit and snap that can still be felt today, yet cannot be repeated.
5. Backyard Ritual
6. Perfect Way
7. Don't Lose Your Mind
8. Full Nelson
LP 2 - Live from Nice Festival, France, July 1986
2. Human Nature
3. Carnival Time
5. New Blues
Call it a generous fluency, an affable virtuosity. Call it a true band spirit. The best bands have all had something that can't be forced: A refined mastery of music and a willingness to converse through music. That's what you hear, above all, on bassist Ben Williams' sophomore recording, Coming of Age: The sound of a musician who's cultivated an authentic rapport with some of the best young players in New York City.
"We have these group texts that we send to each other all the time,” Williams says of his band, Sound Effect. “We're just as entertaining to each other off stage as on. If there were ever a reality show about jazz, we'd be good candidates for it!”
Coming of Age for the 30-year-old Williams means playing a lively role among his peers and a vital part in the music world at large. After winning the prestigious Monk Institute Competition in 2009, Williams got busy turning his youthful promise into real achievement. “My career as a bandleader and composer started from the moment I won,” he says. “I had this opportunity to say something—and an obligation, too.” In 2011 Williams delivered a debut album, State Of Art, to great critical acclaim and toured widely as a bandleader with Sound Effect. He became a sought after and beloved sideman, playing so many sets at one year's Winter Jazzfest that he rarely left the stage. Most impressively, he assumed a highly-coveted place in guitarist Pat Metheny's Unity Band. “Ben has a fearless and open-minded approach to what music can be,” Metheny has said. “A wonderful combination of skills.”
For all his strides in bandleading and performing, on the track Coming of Age Williams shows his greatest growth as a composer. “Composing seems like a nebulous thing,” he says. “But the ability to translate a feeling into actual music, takes a lot of doing it, a lot of practice. Which chord is going to invoke this feeling? What's the best key for this idea?” And Williams has some big ideas and feelings to convey, necessitating heavy skill in musical translation and storytelling. On “Toy Soldiers,” for example, a martial rhythm and chantlike riff send a message about the sacrifices of war. He wrote the uplifting “Strength And Beauty” on the day of the 2012 Newtown school shooting.
“The tragic news hit me hard, and this tune came to me as a way of feeling my way through the tragedy. The title was inspired later, when I saw how [jazz saxophonist] Jimmy Greene and his family responded to losing their daughter at Newtown. Their pain is something most of us can't even imagine, but the way Jimmy held it together and became a beacon of light and true strength was an inspiration to everyone.”
Williams takes a page from the Miles Davis school of bandleading by encouraging his band members to compose in the studio, too. For the R&B tribute anthem “Voice of Freedom (for Mandela),” Williams enlisted the smooth soulfulness of singer-songwriter Goapele—and then headed in to record the song with a characteristically open mind. In the studio, saxophonist Marcus Strickland contributed an on-the-spot horn arrangement with the sunny harmony of a South African choir.
As much as Williams writes in response to politics and current events, his compositions are a respectful celebration of the musical past, too. The driving samba rhythms of “Forecast” are an homage to the jazz fusion group Weather Report, with the tune's melody inspired by Wayne Shorter's “Over Shadow Hill Way.” Williams's fluid fretless grooves on “Half Steppin’” recall Jaco Pastorius's “Teen Town.”
Williams sees covers of pop tunes as a bestowal to the jazz canon. “I always like to contribute new repertoire to the jazz songbook,” says Williams. “For me it's very important to shout out all the young, new songs coming out.” His gift on this album is a moving instrumental version of Lianne La Havas’ breakup ballad “Lost & Found.” Guest trumpeter Christian Scott communicates the contained heartache of La Havas's song lyrics, with a lightly arranged string quartet adding the right amount of solace.
Coming of Age concludes with the sweeping title tune, a showcase for Williams's broad stylistic range. “I wanted 'Coming of Age' to feel big,” he says. “I was thinking of it in movements, as a kind of mini-symphony.” In the final section of “Coming of Age,” Williams picks up a bow for the only time on the record, filtering the sound to other worldly but soulful effect. “The vibe I was going for at the end was Prince,” Williams says. “I wanted it to feel sonically transformed, tripped out.” It's an auspicious end to an accomplished sophomore recording, with Williams' bowed strings sauntering off into the stars to explore for the next album.
Whatever comes next for Ben Williams, it's sure to be as engaging as it is virtuosic. As an artist who's come of age, Williams' raw talent has evolved into musical grace, conviction, and power. He's a musician in meaningful dialogue with his band Sound Effect, with current events, with musical styles past and present, and finally, with his listeners.
“My favorite thing is when someone comes up to me who's heard my music and they're singing one of my tunes,” Williams enthuses. “Humming a melody! That's the best feeling in the world, when one of my tunes has stuck in someone's head.”
1. Black Villain Music
2. Voice of Freedom (for Mandela) featuring Goapele
3. Toy Soldiers
4. Lost & Found
5. Half Steppin'
6. Smells Like Teen Spirit
7. Toy Soldiers (Reprise)
8. Coming of Age
BRUUT!'s 'superjazz' formula brings us to the surrealism of Quentin Tarantino films, second-hand records and old Westerns. To the vibe of lava lamps and Photoshopped boogaloo… Bruut! swings hard. They balance the colourful with the unpolished, and the danceable with the listenable. In short: BRUUT! is all about super jazz.
Internationally the band keeps expanding their territories with shows in: Japan, Poland, Burkina Faso, Germany, England, South-Africa, Spain, Surinam, Turkey and Belgium. Their second album Fire established their fame as one of the most original and energetic jazz bands of our time. So does their much anticipated third album, Mad Pack.
The record contains eleven brand new, slightly crazy fantasies in sound, including their singles "Sjaco" and "Bill". The album is full of characters that could have stepped out of a movie. A cowboy with history, a smoking dog, your darling granny, a slick operator and a gorgeous dame. The songs are inspired on a broad pallet of situations and memories. For instance, "Nazaire" came to be after an impressive meeting in Burkina Faso. This music will make you dance!
Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter's Blue Note debut found him well prepared to enter the big time. With an impressive quintet that includes trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones, Shorter performed a well-rounded program consisting of five of his originals, plus an adaptation of an "Oriental Folk Song." Whether it be the brooding title cut, the Coltranish ballad "Virgo" or the jams on "Black Nile" and "Charcoal Blues" this is a memorable set of high-quality and still fresh music.
Oriental Folk Song
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Flirting with Twilight is a 2001 studio album by Kurt Elling.
1. Moonlight Serenade
2. Detour Ahead
3. You Don't Know What Love Is
4. Orange Blossoms in Summertime
5. Not While I'm Around
6. Easy Living
7. Lil' Darlin'
8. I Get Along Without You Very Well
9. Blame It on My Youth
10. I'm Thru With Love
11. Say It
12. While You Are Mine
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Hubbard says in the albums original liner notes: "I tried to get that dark sound... which characterizes much of the rest of the music in the album". All of the compositions featured in the set are Hubbard's originals. Hubbard intended for the album to be a spiritual one, but not in the religious sense. "In a sense that I consider music to be spiritual experience because you can get at your deepest feeling... ".
1. Soul Surge
2. Blue Spirits
3. Outer Forces
4. Cunga Black
Explorations is an album by jazz musician Bill Evans originally released on Riverside label in 1961. The album won the Billboard Jazz Critics Best Piano LP poll for 1961. Explorations was the second album Evans recorded with his trio of Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums. Evans considered it one of his favorites from this period.
2. Haunted Heart
3. Beautiful Love
6. How Deep Is The Ocean
7. Wish I Knew
8. Sweet And Lovely
Mastered At Sterling Sound By Ryan Smith From The Analog Tapes
Plated And Pressed By Quality Record Pressings
Deluxe "Tip-On" Gatefold Jackets By Stoughton Printing
"A profile of a rugged Dean Martin by the fireplace with a cigarette adorns the jacket of this very interesting concept album. As Stan Cornyn's liner notes explain, 'his longtime accompanist' on piano, Ken Lane, with 'three of Hollywood's most thoughtful rhythm men' — those being drummer Irv Cottler, bassist Red Mitchell, and guitarist Barney Kessel — do create a mood, Dean Martin performing as if he were a lounge singer at 1:15 a.m. as the Saturday night crowd is dwindling. His signature tune, 'Everybody Loves Somebody,' is here in a laid-back style, produced by Jimmy Bowen, who would go on to produce Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, and so many others, also the same man who was behind the 1964 No. 1 smash.
"This album with the original Martin recording was released after the hit single version and on the same day as the Everybody Loves Somebody LP, but how many times does the audience get a different studio reading of a seminal hit record? Not only that, but the version that preceded the hit. The backing is so sparse it is almost a cappella, with Kessel's guitar noodlings and Ken Lane's piano. The bass is mostly invisible, coming in only when needed. It's a slow and sultry version that caps off side one.
"Martin is just crooning away, and if the album has one drawback, it is that the 12 songs are incessant in their providing the same atmosphere. The backing quartet does not deviate from their job, nor does producer Jimmy Bowen add any technique, other than putting Martin's voice way out in the mix. But Dream With Dean was no doubt the product of excellent research and development, as Bowen landed 11 Top 40 hits with the singer from 1964's "Everybody Loves Somebody," which evolved out of this original idea, to 1967's 'Little Old Wine Drinker, Me.' It sounds as if they tracked the album in one afternoon, and it is not only a very pleasant listening experience, it shows what a tremendous vocalist Dean Martin truly was." — AllMusic.
Now Dream With Dean — The Intimate Dean Martin is back bigger and better than ever! We've gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route — remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Then packaged in deluxe tip-on gatefold jackets from Stoughton Printing. A great title, a brilliant reissue. Exceptional!
This title is not eligible for further discount.
1. I’m Confessin’
2. Fools Rush In
3. I’ll Buy That Dream
4. If You Were The Only Girl
5. Blue Moon
6. Everybody Love Somebody
7. I Don’t Know Why
8. “Gimmie” A Little Kiss
9. Hands Across The Table
11. My Melancholy Baby
12. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Sun Ra is one of the most respected, and perhaps most misunderstood creative minds in jazz music. To commemorate what would have been Ra’s 100th birthday, we've teamed up with Art Yard for a very special release. In The Orbit Of Ra is a new collection presented by the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current bandleader, Marshall Allen. Bringing together Sun Ra highights from over 25 years of music, the album is the first internationally released compilation to provide an introduction to the music of Sun Ra, all mastered from the original tapes.
Hear the pristine masters for one of our favorite Sun Ra tracks, “Plutonian Nights,” below, and an instant download of the track is available with pre-orders of the full album. Physical formats feature full interview with Marshall Allen along with rare and previously unpublished photos by Val Wilmer.
1. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – Somewhere In Space
2. Sun Ra & His Solar-myth Arkestra – The Lady With The Golden Stockings
3. Sun Ra And His Afro Infinity Arkestra – Somebody Else’s World
4. Sun Ra & His Solar-myth Arkestra – Plutonian Nights
5. The Sun Ra Arkestra – Angels And Demons At Play
6. Sun Ra – Island In The Sun (extended Version – Previously Unreleased)
7. Sun Ra – Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus
1. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Astro Black
2. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune
3. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways
4. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (part 1 – Previously Unreleased)
5. Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Reflects Motion (part 2)
6. Sun Ra – Ancient Aiethiopia
Before he moved away from straight-ahead jazz and starting playing what is now known as smooth jazz, Wes Montgomery was one of bop's finest guitarists. Montgomery's bop period ended much too soon, but thankfully, he recorded his share of rewarding bop albums when he was still bop-oriented -- and one of them is Boss Guitar, which Orrin Keepnews produced in 1963. It's a trio recording, employing Mel Rhyne on organ and Jimmy Cobb on performances that have held up well over time; Montgomery shows how expressive a ballad player he could be on the standards "For Heaven's Sake" and "Days of Wine and Roses," but the fast tempo exuberance of "The Trick Bag" (a Montgomery original) serves him equally well. Montgomery swings the blues with pleasing results on "Fried Pies" (another Montgomery original), while Consuelo Velázquez's "Besame Mucho" (which is usually played at a slow ballad tempo) is successfully transformed into medium-tempo Latin jazz. Boss Guitar is among the bop-oriented Montgomery albums that should continue to be savored after all these years.
- Alex Henderson (All Music Guide)
1. Besame Mucho
2. Dearly Beloved
3. Days of Wine and Roses
4. The Trick Bag
5. Canadian Sunset
6. Fried Pies
7. The Breeze And I
8. For Heaven's Sake
The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!
The Original 1976 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Black Market Album
Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chester Thompson, Alex Acuna And The Debut Of Jaco Pastorius
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured By R.T.I.
The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend
of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their
superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a
stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with
Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and
Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Weather Report’s fine arsenal of recordings would
take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1976 fusion classic Black Market would go on to yield
one of the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
R&B charts. Black Market also introduced the world to the late great bassist legend Jaco Pastorius.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul’s title
track Black Market, the powerful Elegant People by Wayne Shorter and of course Zawinul’s tribute to his recently
deceased bandleader Cannonball Adderley with Cannon Ball.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Black Market also features the all-star
line-up of Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius (bass), Chester Thompson (drums) and Alex Acuna (percussion).
Friends likes Michael Narada Walden and Alphonso Johnson also contribute to the amazing recording sessions. All in
all, Black Market took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Black Market by Weather Report.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl
domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Black Market…an audiophile first
time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Cannon Ball!
1. Black Market
2. Cannon Ball
4. Elegant People
5. Three Clowns
6. Barbary Coast
With high-energy playing and skilled interplay, the duo of legendary guitarist Joe Pas and bassist Niels-Henning
rsted Pedersen flash their masterful chops on an ad-lib blues performance and nine jazz standards, including a three-quarters version of "Lover Man,"
plus "Oleo," "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars," "Tricotism" and "Yardbird Suite." This Pablo date is a thrilling outing that rewards repeat listens and never
disappoints. A truly unique, surprising, and energetic collection that fans of duo outings should not hesitate to pick up. This classic LP is now available on
1. Have You Met Miss Jones
3. Lover Man
4. L5 Blues
5. Come Rain Or Come Shine
6. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
8. Old Folks
9. Yardbird Suite
10. In Your Own Sweet Way