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  • Let No Man Write My Epitaph Let No Man Write My Epitaph Quick View

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    Let No Man Write My Epitaph

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    Considered one of Ella's greatest recordings, she's backed on this 1960 release by pianist Paul Smith. Let No Man Write My Epitaph was a 1960 Hollywood movie featuring Fitzgerald. The album hits at a depth of emotional understanding that critics often complained was missing in Ella's reading of jazz lyrics, and once again establishes her as one of the supreme interpreters of the Great American Songbook.


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    1. There's A Lull In My Life
    2. More Than You Know
    3. What Will I Tell My Hear
    4. I Never Had A Chance
    5. Close Your Eyes
    6. We'll Be Together Again
    7. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    8. Like Someone In Love
    9. Midnight Sun
    10. I Thought About You
    11. You're Blase
    12. Night Wind
    13. What's New
    14. Hurry Home
    15. How Long Has This Been Going On
    16. I'll Never Be The Same
    17. Lost In A Fog
    18. Everything Happens To Me
    19. So Rare
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Quick View

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    Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins

    Collected from three separate recording sessions held between November of 1953 and October of 1954, this Prestige release does indeed feature the pairing of the two jazz giants Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins, but only on three of the album's five tracks. Monk is the mainstay throughout however, presented here in trio, quartet and quintet settings. It is the quintet numbers with Rollins, that both open (The Way You Look Tonight, I Want To Be Happy) and close (Friday the 13th) the album, that shine the brightest though, the distinct nuances of Rollins' tenor wonderfully contrasting Monk's artful piano lines!
    1. The Way You Look Tonight
    2. I Want To Be Happy
    3. Work
    4. Nutty
    5. Friday The 13th
    Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins
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  • Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin Quick View

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    Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin

    Limited Edition Vinyl With ACV Quality


    Gainsbourg, the original bad boy of French pop, the man who updated the French chanson and made it hip again infusing it with the youth culture of the late 50s and 60s, ruled by jazz, drugs and free love. Very different from his celebrated later works, the music captured on this limited edition vinyl edition finds Gainsbourg mixing traditional chanson and big-band jazz rather than the avant garde pop that went on to define his career outside of France. This record presents a revealing insight into the early years of this iconic figure.


    Audiophile Clear Vinyl
    Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records. By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback. That is the reason why we choose to offer our records in the following manner:



    • Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)

    • 140 gram

    • 25 minutes maximum per side


    1. Le Claqueur De Doigts
    2. La Nuit D'octobre
    3. Adieu CrÉature
    4. L'anthracite
    5. Mambo Miam Miam
    6. IndiffÉrente
    7. Jeunes Femmes Et Vieux Messieurs
    8. L'amour à La Papa
    9. Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin
    10. Douze Belles Dans La Peau
    11. La Recette De L'amour Fou
    12. La Femme Des Uns Sous Le Corps Des Autres
    13. Le PoinÇonneur Des Lilas
    14. Ce Mortel Ennui
    15. La Jambe De Bois
    16. L'eau À La Bouche
    17. Angoisse
    18. Black March
    Serge Gainsbourg
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  • Drum Suite Drum Suite Quick View

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    Drum Suite

    Strictly Limited To 2,500


    All-Analog Mastering By Kevin Gray


    Pressed At RTI


    "Recorded in 1956, Art Blakey's Drum Suite is a wonderful hybrid of African, Latin, and hard bop rhythms that prefigures the concept of Afro-beat by at least a decade, and the sheer energy, not to mention its very special and fresh-sounding intimacy, make it especially astounding. Even more amazing is that the three parts of the suite -- Blakey's The Sacrifice, Ray Bryant's Cubano Chant, and Oscar Pettiford's Oscalypso -- were recorded straight through live, and were only intended to be a pre-take run-through, but as is obvious here, Blakey and company nailed the whole thing right out of the box. The original LP was issued by Columbia with the drum suite on one side, and three tracks recorded by a 1956 version of the Jazz Messengers (Bill Hardman, Jackie McLean, Sam Dockery, and Spanky DeBrest) for Blakey's first Columbia album, Hard Bop, on the other side. Groundbreaking for its time, and still sounding vital, powerful, and visionary, the Drum Suite album is somewhat of a lost masterpiece that deserves a fresh audience.

    - Steve Leggett (All Music Guide)


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    1. The Sacrifice

    2. Cubano Chant

    3. Oscalypso

    4. Nica's Tempo

    5. D's Dilemma

    6. Just for Marty
    Art Blakey
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  • Featuring Norah Jones Featuring Norah Jones Quick View

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    Featuring Norah Jones

    Norah Jones has a lot of friends. So many that she's been able to put together a compelling collection of her collaborations during the past decade with no less than 18 other artists. Among those invited to her party: Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Ryan Adams, Outkast, and Foo Fighters. How cool is that?


    Encompassing rock, country, pop, jazz, and more, the tracks span back to Jones' earliest recordings (a version of Roxy Music's More Than This with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001) and fast forward to her most recent performances, as Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John was recently cut with twee-pop darlings Belle and Sebastian. Featuring Norah Jones also includes recordings by some of Jones' own bands and side projects like The Little Willies and El Madmo, as well as performances with artists that she's toured with, including M. Ward, Sasha Dobson and Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings.


    It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire, explains Jones. It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect-it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate.

    1. Love Me - The Little Willies
    2. Virginia Moon - The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
    3. Turn Them - Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
    4. Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
    5. Bull Rider - Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
    6. Ruler Of My Heart - Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
    7. The Best Part - El Madmo
    8. Take Off Your Cool - OutKast featuring Norah Jones
    9. Life Is Better - Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
    10. Soon The New Day - Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
    11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John - Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
    12. Here We Go Again - Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
    13. Loretta - Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
    14. Dear John - Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
    15. Creepin' In - Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
    16. Court & Spark - Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
    17. More Than This - Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
    18. Blue Bayou - Norah Jones featuring M. Ward
    Norah Jones
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  • Anatomy of a Murder Anatomy of a Murder Quick View

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    Anatomy of a Murder

    One of the best movie posters transformed to an LP cover; what more could one wish for in a vinyl re-issue? And with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn at the helm, you know the score of one of Hollywood's most controversial movies is going to be a show stopper.


    Released in 1959, the film Anatomy Of A Murder was banned in several cities because of indecent language and its sexual and violent subject matter. But its soundtrack stood out from the start as one of the best Jazz compositions around. Evocative, alluring, eloquent, 'it beckons like the scent of a femme fatale'...

    1. Main Title And Anatomy Of A Murder (Featuring - Jimmy Hamilton, Ray Nance)
    2. Flirtibird (Featuring - Johnny Hodges)
    3. Way Early Subtone (Featuring - Russell Procope)
    4. Hero To Zero (Featuring - Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves)
    5. Low Key Lightly (Featuring - Ray Nance)
    6. Happy Anatomy (Featuring - Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves)
    7. Midnight Indigo
    8. Almost Cried (Featuring - Shorty Baker)
    9. Sunswept Sunday (Featuring - Jimmy Hamilton)
    10. Grace Valse
    11. Happy Anatomy (Featuring - The P. I. Five)
    12. Haupe (Featuring - Johnny Hodges)
    13. Upper And Outest
    Duke Ellington
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  • Elmo Hope Volume 2 Elmo Hope Volume 2 Quick View

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    Elmo Hope Volume 2

    Volume 2 features Elmo Hope on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Volume 2 is comprised of six, hard bop tracks.
    1. Crazy
    2. Abdullah
    3. Chips
    4. Later For You
    5. Low Tide
    6. Maybe So
    Elmo Hope
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    10 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure)

    The very first edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was unfortunately short-lived, and as excellent as they were collectively, it was the beginning of a trend for the members of this group to come and go. Unbeknown to Blakey at the time, he would become a champion for bringing talent from the high minor leagues to full-blown jazz-star status, starting with this band featuring Detroit trumpeter Donald Byrd, East coast tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Horace Silver, a jazz legend ever after. It's evident that although there is much cohesion in the group, Byrd's star was on the rise the fastest, and he would leave in a short period, replaced briefly by Clifford Brown, then Kenny Dorham. What is most remarkable in this first recording for the band is how several of these selections have become classic hard bop vehicles, revered and replayed by thousands of bands over time worldwide. Nica's Dream is the best known of them all, typical of the calypso beats Blakey favored at the time, with a singsong, hummable melody led by Byrd that is pure soul personified, and drenched in unrequited blues.


    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd (trumpet)

    • Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)

    • Horace Silver (piano)

    • Doug Watkins (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)




    Recording: April and May 1956 by Tony Janick at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

    Production: George Avakiandeutsch




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Side A
    1. Infra-Rae

    2. Nica's Dream

    3. It's You or No One


    Side B
    4. Ecaroh

    5. Carol's Interlude

    6. The End of a Love Affair

    7. Hank's Symphony



    Side C
    8. Weird-O*
    9. Ill Wind*
    10. Late Show*


    Side D
    11. Deciphering The Message*
    12. Carol's Interlude


    *Bonus tracks not on original LP.

    Art Blakey
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Kind Of Blue + 2 Bonus Tracks Kind Of Blue + 2 Bonus Tracks Quick View

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    Kind Of Blue + 2 Bonus Tracks

    Ranked 12/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import

    Remastered


    So much has been said and written about Miles Davis Kind Of Blue, its virtually impossible to summarize all the necessary info to the length of this note. We could simply list some facts (best sold Jazz album ever worldwide). We could try to explain why its the best jazz album ever made, but the music itself will do that to you. As Bill Evans said in the original liner notes for the record, the band did not play through any of these pieces prior to recording. Miles Davis laid out the themes before the tape rolled and the band improvised.


    The end results were fragile and wondrous. Recorded during 2 sessions in 1959, Kind of Blue worked on many different levels and will do so for many years to come. We´re proud to announce a very special version of the most influential (jazz)album ever. We present the orginal album in remastered form plus an extra LP containing 2 tracks that werent available on vinyl before (an alternate take of Flamenco Sketches and a version of On Green Dolphin Street recorded prior to the Kind of Blue sessions, with the legendary line-up of Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb).


    Also, we´ve graced this first-time ever 2LP edition of this musical masterpiece with a gatefold sleeve with additional liner notes.


    180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Remastered Audio

    First-time ever 2LP edition incl. 2 bonustracks

    Gatefold Sleeve incl. additional liner notes

    LP1

    Side A


    1. So What (9:03)
    2. Freddie Freeloader (9:46)
    3. Blue In Green (5:37)


    Side B


    1. All Blues (11:32)
    2. Flamenco Sketches (9:24)


    LP2

    Side A


    1. Flamenco Sketches (ALTERNATE TAKE) (9:24)


    Side B


    1. On Green Dolphin Street (9:48)

    Miles Davis
    $44.99
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  • Portrait In Jazz Portrait In Jazz Quick View

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    Portrait In Jazz

    Bill Evans made two albums in 1959 that had a profound impact on jazz history Kind of Blue with Miles Davis and this debut disc by Evans first permanent working unit. The fluidity and interdependence these three developed forever changed the face of the piano trio, introducing new notions of shading, balance, and poetic lyricism, not to mention the superhuman virtuosity of the tragically short-lived bassist Scott LaFaro.
    1. Come Rain Or Come Shine
    2. Autumn Leaves
    3. Witchcraft
    4. When I Fall In Love
    5. Peri's Scope
    6. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    7. Spring Is Here
    8. Some Day My Prince Will Come
    9. Blue In Green
    Bill Evans Trio
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  • The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure)

    The Sound Of Jazz is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, and was one of the first major programmes featuring jazz to air on American network television.
    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.
    The Sound Of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry 'Red' Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots, but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.
    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.




    Musicians:



    • Red Allen Stars

    • Billie Holiday & Band

    • Count Basie All Stars

    • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    • Mal Waldron

    • Pee Wee Russell




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wild Man Blues - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars

    2. Rosetta -  Henry Allen And His Orchestra

    3. Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday with Mal Waldron & The All Stars

    4. Blues - Jimmy Giuffre;Pee Wee Russell

    5. I Left My Baby - Count Basie with All-Stars featuring Jimmy Rushing

    6. The Train And The River -  The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    7. Nervous - Mal Waldron

    8. Dickie's Dream - Count Basie with All-Stars

    9. Wild Man Blues (Alternate Take) - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
    Various Artists
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants Quick View

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    Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants

    The Complete, Historic, All-Star Recording Session Of Decemeber 24, 1954. Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants is an album recorded by Miles Davis, for Prestige Records. Most of the album comes from a session on December 24th 1954, but 'Round Midnight is from the sessions by Davis's new quintet in 1956 which resulted in Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and three other albums to fulfill Davis's contract with Prestige.



    The 1954 session is notable as the only time Thelonious Monk made a studio recording with Davis - the two men did not get on well, as Davis felt Monk ought to be laying out (refraining from playing) during the trumpeter's solos. Ira Gitler, who was present at the session and wrote the sleeve notes for the album, dispels the myth that the two men confronted each other physically, but there was argument throughout the session. The first take of The Man I Love has a false start caused by Monk asking when he should start playing, and an exasperated Davis telling engineer Rudy Van Gelder, Hey Rudy, put this on the record, man - all of it!.

    1. Bags' Groove(Take 1)
    2. Bags' Groove(Take 2)
    3. Bemsha Swing
    4. The Man I Love(Take 1)
    5. The Man I Love(Take 2)
    6. Swing Spring
    Miles Davis
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  • Moanin' Moanin' Quick View

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    Moanin'

    Limited Direct Metal Mastered 180 gram vinyl LP pressing of this classic album. Wax Time.


    Moanin' includes some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. There are three tracks that are immortal and will always stand the test of time. The title selection is a pure tuneful melody stewed in a bluesy shuffle penned by pianist Bobby Timmons, while tenor saxophonist Benny Golson's classy, slowed Along Came Betty and the static, militaristic Blues March will always have a home in the repertoire of every student or professional jazz band.

    1. Moanin'
    2. Are You Real
    3. Along Came Betty
    4. The Drum Thunder Suite
    5. Blues March
    6. Come Rain or Come Shine
    Art Blakey
    $27.99
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  • Miles Ahead Miles Ahead Quick View

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    Miles Ahead

    Miles Davis' 1957 Columbia Records release Miles Ahead finds the jazz legend renewing his creative partnership with arranger Gil Evans which began in 1949 with the Birth of the Cool. Featuring a 19-piece band assembled by Evans and supple arrangements highlighting Davis as the central voice, the evocative 10-song set is anchored by a passionate take on John Carisi's Springsville, the Iberian shadings of Delibes' The Maids of Cadiz and the excellent Blues for Pablo, which foreshadowed the directions Evans and Davis would go on the subsequent masterpiece Sketches of Spain.
    1. Springsville
    2. The Maids of Cadiz
    3. The Duke
    4. My Ship
    5. Miles Ahead
    6. Blues for Pablo
    7. New Rhumba
    8. The Meaning of the Blues
    9. Lament
    10. I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
    Miles Davis
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  • Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet Quick View

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    Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet

    1. Surrey With The Fringe on Top
    2. Salt Peanuts
    3. Something I Dreamed Last Night
    4. Diane
    5. Well, You Needn't
    6. When I Fall in Love
    Miles Davis
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bitches Brew Bitches Brew Quick View

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    Bitches Brew

    Monumental 1970 Double Album is Signpost for Jazz Fusion: Psychedelic Record Still Sounds Ahead of Its Time More Than 40 Years Later


    Otherworldly Sonics: Mobile Fidelity Delivers the Consummate Pressing of the Uncompromising Work Ranked by Rolling Stone as Among the Greatest 100 Albums of All Time


    Grammy Award-Winning Set Ignores Convention, Pursues Funk and Rock Directions Via Innovative Rhythms and Groundbreaking Ensemble Configurations


    A Dozen Five-Star Miles Davis Albums Spanning 1958-1971 Available from Mobile Fidelity on Definitive-Sounding LP


    "Listen to This." As the original working title for Bitches Brew, the invitation resonates as the best way to approach a record that shattered conventions, altered music history, and still sounds far ahead of its time. The aural Mount Rushmore of jazz fusion, Bitches Brew is rightly ranked by virtually every significant press outlet among the 100 greatest albums ever made in any genre.


    Sewn together with vibrant colors, voodoo textures, and ethereal moods, the 1970 landmark emerges with supreme detail and nonpareil feeling on Mobile Fidelity's definitive 180g 2LP. Mastered from the original master tapes, these audiophile editions join the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic treatment by Mobile Fidelity.


    Davis conceived Bitches Brew by having the musicians stand in a semi-circle, where he pointed at them with vague directions for tempo, solos, and cues. The collective improvisation and interplay spawned a galaxy of melodies and grooves later spliced together by producer Ted Macero. Here, these distinct creations take shape with utmost realism.
    Mobile Fidelity's reissues envelop you in expansive warm tonal blankets.


    Gathering a Hall of Fame-worthy lineup of musicians, Davis follows through on his idea to "put together the greatest rock and roll band you ever heard" on Bitches Brew. The vast psychedelic expanses of warped echoes, liquid reverb, and tape loops speak to the leader's ambitious contrasts of light and dark, fear and hope. Yet the most absolute characteristic of this watershed effort lies in how it encourages free thought-the very principle with which Davis
    conceived the everlasting beauty that is Bitches Brew.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Pharaoh's Dance
    2. Bitches Brew
    3. Spanish Key
    4. John McLaughlin
    5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
    6. Sanctuary
    Miles Davis
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Surf Ride Surf Ride Quick View

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    Surf Ride

    Art Pepper's Savoy Jazz classic now on vinyl.
    1. Tickle Toe
    2. Chili Pepper
    3. Susie The Poodle
    4. Brown Gold
    5. Holiday Flight
    6. Surf Ride
    7. Straight Life
    8. Cinnamon
    9. Thyme Time
    10. The Way You Look Tonight
    11. Nutmeg
    12. Art's Oregano
    Art Pepper
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  • Birth Of The Cool Birth Of The Cool Quick View

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    Birth Of The Cool

    Culled from three separate nonet sessions that took place from early 1949 through March of 1950, The Birth Of Cool was the literal blue print for the sound known as cool jazz thus its title. Featuring the fluidity of bop, innovative big band arrangements and a relaxed overall elegance, the Gil Evans arranged sessions find Davis supported by pivotal performances from such jazz luminaries as Kai Winding, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz and Max Roach among others. Despite such a large band, the proceedings sound remarkably intimate with concise and sophisticated songs built largely on tone and mood. A seminal recording in the history of jazz!
    1. Jeru
    2. Move
    3. Godchild
    4. Budo
    5. Venus De Milo
    6. Rouge
    7. Boplicity
    8. Israel
    9. Deception
    10. Rocker
    11. Moondreams
    12. Darn That Dream
    Miles Davis
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 2, 3, 4 2, 3, 4 Quick View

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    2, 3, 4

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    1. Take the A Train
    2. The Sicks of Us
    3. Slowly
    4. Lean on Me
    5. Cherokee
    6. Me and Some Drums
    Shelly Manne
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    Sonny Rollins presents Saxophone Colossus. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. St. Thomas
    2. You Don't Know What Love Is
    3. Strode Rode
    4. Moritat
    5. Blue Seven
    Sonny Rollins
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    With a style from decades before her time and a voice for the ages, Andra Day creates what she calls retro-pop-soul music. It's a blend of jazz, soul, doo-wop, plus a little bit of rock and a little bit of hip-hop as the underbelly, she says. As comfortable as she is with contemporary R&B, it is the emotions and voices of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu that call to Andra the loudest.


    Cheers To The Fall, Andra's debut album, is what she calls a biography told in the form of soul music. The 13 tracks see her exploring relationships with both others and herself, grappling with past mistakes but ultimately finding forgiveness and truth.

    LP 1
    1. Forever Mine
    2. Only Love
    3. Gold
    4. Not Today
    5. Mistakes
    6. Goodbye Goodnight
    7. Rearview


    LP 2
    1. Red Flags
    2. Honey Or Fire
    3. Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand)
    4. Rise Up
    5. City Burns
    6. Cheers To The Fall

    Andra Day
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    Soul Jazz Records' new Punk 45 album is a collection of tracks of twisted, raw and energized proto-punk music from the early 1970s, ahead-of-its-time music which led the way for the birth of punk in the second half of the 1970s. Punk 45: Sick on You! One Way Spit! After the Love & Before the Revolution: Proto-Punk 1969-77 is the third volume in this series, following on from two earlier albums as well as Soul Jazz Records' massive 400-page Punk 45 cover art book (compiled by Jon Savage, author of the seminal punk book London's Dreaming, and Stuart Baker of Soul Jazz Records). This new album is compiled and has extensive sleeve-notes by Jon Savage.
    1. Debris - One Way Spit
    2. George Brigman - Jungle Rot
    3. Death - Politicians In My Eyes
    4. The Hammersmith Gorillas - You Really Got Me
    5. Crime - Hot Wire My Heart
    6. The Mirrors - She Smiled Wild
    7. Hollywood Brats - Sick On You
    8. Pastiche - Derelict Boulevard
    9. Cabaret Voltaire - Makes Your Mouth Go Funny
    10. Jack Ruby - Hit & Run
    11. Victoria Vein and The Thunderpunks - Rear Guard Action
    12. Electric Eels - Cyclotron
    13. Count Bishops - I Ain't Got You
    14. Rob Jo Star Band - Acid Revolution
    15. The 101ers - Keys To Your Heart
    16. The Killer Kane Band - Mr Cool
    17. Simply Saucer - Here Come The Cyborgs (Part 2)
    18. Zolar X - Space Age Love
    19. Hector - Wired Up
    20. Stavely Makepeace - (I Want To Love You Like A) Mad Dog
    21. Radio Pete - Just a Patsy
    Various Artists
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    Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!

    Art Blakey discovered and championed young talented musicians such as Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Keith Jarrett and Wynton Marsalis to name but a few. But he also delivered the message of hard bop through thousands of performances at festivals right down to the smallest club. Lively, joyous performances, the very highest technical standards and somnambulistic music-making characterize this recording. Right from the very start it is clear that these jazz ambassadors have a new message for us. The hard-beat recordings win in lyricism thanks to the gentle sound of Curtis Fuller's trombone, something that was often missing in the powerful Blue Note sound. Four jazz evergreens give the musicians the time and opportunity to display their soloistic talents. The real climax, however, is to be found in the harmonic layering of the three winds which lend the themes new appeal. The message was broadcasted many times until the death of Art Blakey, but the history of jazz would have been a great deal poorer without these milestone recordings on the Impulse label. Art Blakey certainly knew how to delight his audience with fire, originality, a wealth of ideas and great humor. All these attributes are applicable to the six titles on this album.


    Musicians:

    Lee Morgan (trumpet)

    Curtis Fuller (trombone)

    Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    Robert H. "Bobby" Timmons (piano)

    Jymie Merritt (bass)

    Art Blakey (drums)


    Recording: June 1961 at Rudy van Gelder's Recording Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA by Rudy van Gelder Production: Bob Thiele



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    1. À la Mode
    2. Invitation
    3. Circus
    4. You Don't Know What Love Is
    5. I Hear a Rhapsody
    6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    Art Blakey
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    Available on standard weight vinyl for the first time, Live at the Jazz Cafe is a live album by R&B and neo soul
    musician D'Angelo. The original 1998 release of this album only contained 7 tracks, this new release contains the complete show for the first time anywhere. Now included are four unreleased performances - three of them covers of tracks originally by D'Angelo influences Mandrill, Ohio Players and Al Green - plus a longer version of 'Lady'.
    1. Introduction
    2. Fencewalk
    3. Sweet Sticky Thing
    4. Jonz In My Bones
    5. Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine
    6. Sh*t Damn, Motherf*cker
    7. Cruisin'
    8. I'm Glad You're Mine

    9. Lady
    10. Can't Hide Love

    11. Brown Sugar
    D'Angelo
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