Featuring standout renditions of "Straight, No Chaser," "Bemsha Swing," and "Rhythm-A-Ning," In Italy captures pianist/composer Thelonious Monk
flexing his trademark idiosyncratic chops on what would be his final recording for the Riverside label. Cut live in concert while on an extensive European
tour, this set from 1961 serves as a final reminder of the legendary catalog Monk built while recording for Riverside and hinted at the genius yet to be
recorded. Accompanied by tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist John Ore, and drummer Frankie Dunlop, Monk shines here, turning in more of the
style the set him apart from his peers as an individualistic player capable of consistently expressive, stylistic and sophisticated performances.
3. Body And Soul
4. Straight, No Chaser
5. Bemsha Swing
6. San Francisco Holiday
7. Crepuscule With Nellie
Pianist Oscar Peterson turns in a relaxed and exceedingly pleasant set of Christmas favorites on this perennial holiday favorite. An Oscar Peterson
Christmas finds the jazz legend playing impressively with accompaniment from guitarist Lorne Lofsky, bassist David Young, drummer Jerry Fuller, and a
20-piece string section arranged and conducted by Rick Wilkins. The standouts among the 10 holiday tunes here include "God Rest Ye Merry
Gentleman," "White Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which are all given tasteful, balanced and lightly swinging treatments
befitting of the soundtrack to any holiday party. A must have for any and all holiday music collections.
1. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
2. What Child Is This?
3. Let It Snow
4. White Christmas
5. Jingle Bells
6. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
7. Christmas Waltz
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Winter Wonderland
10. O Christmas Tree
Lending his signature style to traditional Christmas favorites and original Christmas compositions, pianist Dave Brubeck delivers what he calls, "a very
personal statement that speaks to the curious mixture of both the joy and the melancholy of Christmas." Covering a host of favorite carols, Brubeck’s
chime-like rendition of "Joy to the World" and his striding "Winter Wonderland" are treasures. This special vinyl reissue contains two original Brubeck
compositions: the delightful "Run, Run, Run to Bethlehem" and the meditative "To Us Is Given." Without a doubt, A Dave Brubeck Christmas is a
Christmas album that merits many repeat listens and essential record for any holiday music collection.
1. ”Homecoming” Jingle Bells
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Joy To The World
4. Away In A Manger
5. Winter Wonderland
6. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
7. Just One Of Those Things
8. To Us Is Given
9. O Tannenbaum
10. Silent Night
11. Run, Run, Run To Bethlehem
12. The Christmas Song
Recorded in 1958 during a session at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, NJ, Black Pearls captures Coltrane at the height of his powers,
perfecting what would come to be known as his "sheets of sound" soloing technique. With an all-star combo in tow featuring trumpeter Donald Byrd and
the Red Garland Trio (Garland on keys, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums), Coltrane displays an absolute mastery of his craft in what
would be the group’s last date together. Another gem in an illustrious career, Coltrane’s Black Pearls offers in equal measure dazzling solos and
unmatched group unity. An essential recording for Coltrane fans and jazz-lovers alike, Black Pearls is now available on vinyl.
1. Black Pearls
2. Lover, Come Back To Me
3. Sweet Sapphire Blues
Give Me The Night is the 1980 album by ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and singer-songwriter George Benson.
Produced by Quincy Jones and originally released on Jones' start-up label Qwest Records, the album charted number one on both the Top Soul Albums and Jazz Albums Chart as well as number three on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. The album includes the number one single on the Soul Singles chart, "Give Me the Night" and the song "Moody´s Mood", which was recorded with R&B singer Patti Austin. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The album won Benson three Grammy Awards in 1981; Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, while "Moody's Mood" received Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male and "Off Broadway" received Best R&B Instrumental Performance. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the song "Dinorah, Dinorah."
1. Love X Love
2. Off Broadway
3. Moody’s Mood
4. Give Me The Night
5. What’s On Your Mind
6. Dinorah, Dinorah
7. Love Dance
8. Star Of A Story (x)
9. Midnight Love Affair
10. Turn Out The Lamplight
Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks From The Album "At Town Hall"
New York, September 12, 1959 - Original Recordings Remastered
Nina Simone - Vocals, Piano
Jimmy Bond - Bass
Albert Heath - Drums
1. Just In Time
2. He Was Too Good To Me
3. House Of The Rising Sun
4. Bye Bye Blackbird
5. Brown Baby
7. If He Changed My Name
8. Children Go Where I Send You
9. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair [Bonus Track]
10. The Other Woman [Bonus Track]
11. Summertime [Bonus Track]
The O-Zone Percussion Group consists of selected percussionists at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Their conductor, Dr. Gary J. Olmstead, has been Director of Percussion studies at IUP since 1966. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is recognized nationally as a leading percussion educator and is active as a performer, conductor, and clinician.
Carl Adams has been a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania since 1979 teaching flute, jazz Improvisation and is a member of the IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Active on both the classical and jazz scene, Adams has performed with the U.S. Military Academy Band, the Keystone Wind Ensemble and the Akron and Johnstown Symphonies. Solo recital appearances include the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Carnegie Recital Hall and the Chautauqua Institution. He performs in a tri-state area with the Carl Adams Jazz Quartet and has appeared at the Pittsburgh Jazz Society, Nemacolin in Woodlands, Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Westin-William Penn (Pittsburgh) and in benefit concerts for the Westmoreland Symphony.
James Rupp is a veteran of the great 'big bands' of Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Glenn Miller, including tours of the United States and Europe. Jim has recorded television specials with the Woody Herman Orchestra and the Bobby Floyd Trio and live albums with the Woody Herman and Glenn Miller Orchestras.
Jerry Tachoir is acclaimed by critics for his talent, versatality, and his studious grasp of the jazz idiom and brings an exciting and engaging dimension to his performances. He has been an active member of the Ludwig/Musser clinic staff since 1972. His most requested clinic features include improvisational techniques, harmonic awareness, and vibe technique.
The connection of the percussion ensemble with jazz/rock/popular music seems a logical one given the inclusion of various percussion instruments as integral parts of this music. The drumset, of course, was present from the beginning of jazz and rock. The vibraphon has long been a favorite jazz instrument and the xylophone was a favorite ragtime solo instrument in the early part of the 20th century. Ethnic percussion instruments from Latin America, Africa and other cultures have long been used in the jazz/rock/pop Idiom.
Dr. Gary J. Olmstead, conductor
Carl Adams, percussion
James Rupp, percussion
Jerry Tachoir, percussion
1. Jazz Variants
2. A Time for Jazz
5. Suite for Drumset
6. Conflict of Interest
7. Rondo Barock
8. La Bamba
Encased In Matte & Glossy Finish 1' 1/2" X 1' 1/2" X 1/2" Box
Includes Full Color 12"x12" Insert
The perfect bridge between classical and jazz!
Pianist/Composer Jacques Loussier has been swinging the classics for more than four decades now — ever since he formed the Play Bach Trio in the late '50s, when the union of his classical background with his interest in jazz created a remarkable success story with more than six million units sold world wide.
Jacques Loussier and his Play Bach series are a two-fold living legend.
Loussier's music and performances bridge and amalgamate the classical and jazz genres, exemplifying the glory of each. His unique artistry is loved by audiophiles and by classical and jazz listeners alike. In 1959, Loussier hit upon the idea that was to make his international reputation, combining his interest in jazz with his love of J.S. Bach. Only a pianist with such an exceptional classical technique and deft improvisatory skill could have nurtured such a vision.
He recorded his first Play Bach album in 1959; since then, he has recorded some 50 albums and, in fact, continues doing so. The recording industry cannot boast another example of any music produced with such unsurpassed creativity and quality for a sustained 60 years.
1. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor
2. Bach: Air On A String
3. Bach: Prelude No. 1 in C major from The Well-Tempered Clavier
4. Bach: Gavotte in D major
5. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
6. Bach; Gavotte in B minor from Suite in D major
7. Bach: Italian Concerto: Presto
8. Bach: Italian Concerto: Allegro
9. Bach: Italian Concerto: Andante
10. Bach: Fugue No. 5 in D major
11. Bach: Pastorale in C minor
The Miles Davis Quintet and its classic line-up of Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums) was as influential and acclaimed as any of the jazz legend's many incarnations and their 1961 release Steamin' is yet another significant set. Highlights from the 6-song collection of standards include fiery takes on "Salt Peanuts" and "Well, You Needn't" among others.
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1. Surrey With The Fringe on Top
2. Salt Peanuts
3. Something I Dreamed Last Night
5. Well, You Needn't
6. When I Fall in Love
In February 2010, Gil Scott-Heron released I'm New Here, his first album in 13 years. The album was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike. Meanwhile, the last 18months have been meteoric for Jamie xx. His band The xx's self titled debut album received huge acclaim, picking up 2010's prestigious Mercury Music Prize, while Jamie garnered respect for his remixes and solo productions. So what happens when one of the most exciting young producers around reworks one of the most acclaimed albums from a true legend? The result is Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx's We're New Here.
1. I'm New Here
3. I've Been Me (Interlude)
5. My Cloud
6. Certain Things (Interlude)
7. Crutch, The
8. Ur Soul and Mine
9. Parents (Interlude)
10. Piano Player
11. NY is Killing Me
12. Jazz (Interlude)
13. I'll Take Care of You
Woman Of The Ghetto
Call It Stormy Monday
Where Can I Go?
I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
Go Away, Little Boy
Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love
Anyone Can Move A Mountain
Recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in 1967, but not released by Blue Note until 1981, the aptly titled, The Creeper finds Donald Byrd in an acoustic sextet with Sonny Red (alto), Pepper Adams (baritone), Chick Corea (piano), Miroslav Vitous (bass) and Mickey Roker (drums). The solid set also stands as the jazz trumpeter's last in the hard bop style and in a way the end of an era.
1. Samba Yanta
2. I Will Wait For You
3. Blues Medium Rare
4. The Creeper
6. Early Sunday Morning
7. Blues Well Done
1. Brother Green (The Disco King) 5:35
2. Mystic Voyage 3:39
3. A Wee Bit 2:45
4. Take All The Time You Need 5:34
5. Evolution 4:34
6. Life Is Just A Moment:Part 1 4:06
7. Life Is Just A Moment:Part 2 2:32
8. Funky Motion 3:10
9. Spirit of Doo Do 6:00
10. The Black Five 3:57
1. Serenade To A Cuckoo
2. We'll Be Together Again
3. People (from Funny Girl)
4. A Quote From Clifford Brown
6. Fugue'n And Alludin'
7. The Business Ain't Nothing But The Blues
8. I Talk With The Spirits
9. Ruined Castles
11. My Ship (from Lady in the Dark)
Expoobident is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan originally released on the Vee-Jay label. It was recorded on October 14, 1960 and features performances by Morgan with Clifford Jordan, Eddie Higgins, Art Davis and Art Blakey.
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Clifford Jordan – tenor saxophone
Eddie Higgins – piano
Art Davis – bass
Art Blakey – drums
2. Easy Living
3. Triple Track
2. Just In Time
3. The Hearing
4. Lost And Found
1. Take Five
2. I'm In A Dancing Mood
3. Own Sweet Way
4. Camptown Races
5. The Duke
6. It's A Raggy Waltz
7. Boss Nova U.S.A.
8. Trolley Song
9. Unsquare Dance
10. Blue Rondo a la Turk
11. Theme From Mr. Broadway