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  • Jazz Composers Workshop Jazz Composers Workshop Quick View

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    Jazz Composers Workshop

    The Jazz Composers' Workshop album, originally released on Savoy in 1956, is made up of two sessions-recorded on 31 October 1954 (side A and tracks 5 & 6 on side B), and 30 January 1955 (tracks 1-4 on side B)-that were part of Mingus' influential "Jazz Composers' Workshop", a forum intended to give young jazz composers the opportunity to play and record their own compositions. The 1954 session-a sextet line-up featuring Charles Mingus (bass), John La Porta (clarinet & alto sax), Teo Macero (tenor & baritone sax), George Barrow (tenor & baritone sax), Mal Waldron (piano) and Rudy Nichols (drums)-was made up entirely of Mingus originals, with the exception of the 1925 standard "Tea For Two". Mingus' "Body & Soul", found here, did not appear on the original LP. The 1955 date-a quartet session led by pianist Wally Cirillo, and featuring Mingus on bass, tenor-saxophonist Teo Macero, and drummer Kenny Clarke-was actually intended as a showcase for four compositions by Cirillo, and featured one of the first, if not THE first, jazz composition to be based on a 12-tone row, "Transeason".
    1. Purple Heart
    2. Gregarian Chant
    3. Eulogy For Rudy Williams
    4. Tea For Two
    5. Smog L.A.
    6. Level Seven
    7. Transeason
    8. Rose Geranium
    9. Getting Together
    10. Body & Soul
    Charles Mingus
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Original Nina Simone The Original Nina Simone Quick View

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    The Original Nina Simone

    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 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. Black Coffee
    2. Angel Eyes
    3. I Cried for You
    4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    5. Then You've Never Been Blue
    6. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
    7. My Melancholy Baby
    8. Misty
    9. September Song
    10. One for my Baby (And One More for the Road)
    11. Who's Sorry Now
    12. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
    13. Reach for Tomorrow
    Ella Fitzgerald
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • West Coast Jazz West Coast Jazz Quick View

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    West Coast Jazz

    Stan Getz (Tenor Sax)

    Conte Candoli (Trumpet)

    Lou Levy (Piano)

    Leroy Vinnegar (Bass)

    Shelly Manne (Drums)
    Side A:


    1. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
    2. Four
    3. Suddenly It's Spring


    Side B:


    1. A Night In Tunisia
    2. Summertime
    3. Shine
    4. Our Love Is Here TO Stay

    Stan Getz
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Pure Pleasure) The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Pure Pleasure)

    The premier jazz vocal act of all time, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross revolutionized vocal music during the late '50s and early '60s by turning away from the increasingly crossover slant of the pop world to embrace the sheer musicianship inherent in vocal jazz. Applying the concepts of bop harmonies to swinging vocal music, the trio transformed dozens of instrumental jazz classics into their own songs, taking scat solos and trading off licks and riffs in precisely the same fashion as their favorite improvising musicians. Vocal arranger Dave Lambert wrote dense clusters of vocal lines for each voice that, while only distantly related, came together splendidly. Jon Hendricks wrote clever, witty lyrics to jazz standards like Summertime, Moanin', and Twisted, and Annie Ross proved to be one of the strongest, most dexterous female voices in the history of jazz vocals. Together Lambert, Hendricks & Ross paved the way for vocal groups like Manhattan Transfer while earning respect from vocalists and jazz musicians alike.



    Musicians:



    • Dave Lambert (vocals)

    • Joe Hendricks (vocals)

    • Annie Ross (vocals)

    • Harry Edison (trumpet)

    • Gildo Mahones (piano)

    • Ike Isaacs (bass)

    • Jimmy Wormworth (drums)



    Recording: 1959



    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. Charleston Alley
    2. Moanin'
    3. Twisted
    4. Bijou
    5. Cloudburst
    6. Centerpiece
    7. Gimme That Wine
    8. Sermonette
    9. Summertime
    10. Everybody's Boppin'
    Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Turnaround! (Discontinued) The Turnaround! (Discontinued) Quick View

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    The Turnaround! (Discontinued)

    The Turnaround! is an album by jazz tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded on March 7, 1963 and on February 5, 1965, and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Mobley with Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Butch Warren and Philly Joe Jones from the earlier session and Freddie Hubbard, Barry Harris, Paul Chambers and Billy Higgins from the latter.


    Musicians:

    Freddie Hubbard

    Barry Harris

    Paul Chambers

    Billy Higgins

    The Turnaround
    East Of The Village
    The Good Life
    Straight Ahead
    My Sin
    Pat 'N Chat
    Hank Mobley
    $15.99
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  • 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
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Milestones (Stereo) Milestones (Stereo) Quick View

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    Milestones (Stereo)

    Milestones is Miles Davis' only original sextet recording featuring John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Cannonball Adderley, Philly Joe Jones and Red Garland. This 1958 masterpiece captured Davis' rst modal jazz experiments in pieces like "Straight, No Chaser" and the title track. Both the song and the album proved to be actual milestones in Jazz, as the modalism Davis introduced on this record continued to inuence Jazz on a global scale.
    1. Dr. Jekyll
    2. Sid's Ahead
    3. Two Bass Hit
    4. Miles
    5. Billy Boy
    6. Straight, No Chaser
    Miles Davis
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  • Full House Full House Quick View

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    Full House

    Full House is the seventh and first live jazz album by American jazz legend, guitarist Wes Montgomery. Newly reissued on vinyl, this is an essential
    addition to all jazz collections.
    1. Full House
    2. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
    3. Blue 'n' Boogie
    4. Cariba
    5. Come Rain or Come Shine
    6. S.O.S.
    7. Born To Be Blue
    Wes Montgomery
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  • The Shadow Of Your Smile The Shadow Of Your Smile Quick View

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    The Shadow Of Your Smile

    The three outstanding arrangers Don Sebesky, Joao Donato, and Claus Ogerman produce a variety of orchestral settings here to perfectly enhance Astrud Gilberto's performances. And, as on her other Verve LP programs, Astrud's voice is beautifully complemented by top of the line jazz soloists.


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    1. The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from The Sandpiper)
    2. (Take Me to) Aruanda
    3. Manhã de Carnival
    4. Fly Me to the Moon
    5. The Gentle Rain
    6. Non-Stop to Brazil
    7. O Ganso
    8. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
    9. Day by Day
    10. Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness)
    11. Funny World (Theme from Malamondo)
    Astrud Gilberto
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Bill Evans At Town Hall Vol 1 (Pre-Order) Bill Evans At Town Hall Vol 1 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Bill Evans At Town Hall Vol 1 (Pre-Order)

    Now on 180g Vinyl: One Of His Most Celebrated Live Recordings! Beautifully-crafted live trio classic that showcases Evans at the peak of his powers.


    Bill Evans virtually defined jazz piano in the sixties and beyond, and this is one of the best examples from the middle period in his career. As opposed to a number of his other releases, the piano sound is superb for that time period, and you can hear all the interplay, the fun, and the fierce concentration of these guys beautifully recorded and nicely balanced. Town Hall remains one of the stronger entries in the Bill Evans catalog.


    This trio swings and the whole performance is a real delight. This was the last recording by longtime bassist Chuck Israels (who had joined the Trio in 1962) with Evans (the tastefully supportive drummer Arnold Wise completes the group), this live set features the group mostly performing lyrical and thoughtful standards. Highlights include I Should Care, Who Can I Turn To, and My Foolish Heart. The most memorable piece, however, is the 13-and-a-half-minute Solo: In Memory of His Father, an extensive unaccompanied exploration by Evans that partly uses a theme that became Turn Out the Stars.


    Many of Evans's compositions have become standards and have been played and recorded by many artists. Evans was honored with 31 Grammy nominations and seven awards and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

    1. I Should Care
    2. Spring Is Here
    3. Who Can I Turn To
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Solo - In Memory of His Father Harry L. (Prologue/Improvisation on Two Themes/Story Line/Turn Out the Stars/Epilogue)
    Bill Evans
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • The Feeling Of Jazz The Feeling Of Jazz Quick View

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    The Feeling Of Jazz

    1962 Set from Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Contains New Material and Fresh Interpretations of Classics


    Spectacular Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas


    EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ'd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman


    Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art


    Age never slowed Duke Ellington. Recorded at four different sessions in 1962 at Bell Studio in 1962, The Feeling of Jazz is one of the rarest titles America's greatest composer ever released, and contains both never-before-heard originals as well as reinterpretations of Ellington classics. Performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which included players such as Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges, Harold Baker, and Jimmy Hamilton, the material contains a wealth of spot-on solos and stop-on-a-dime changes.


    Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, The Feeling of Jazz represents a critical juncture in Ellington's career and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Helmed by ORG, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this record's existence.


    Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP was curated by legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eq'd by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. This is what being a collector is all about. The title isn't widely known, but this reissue preserves historically significant music that will be enjoyed by generations to come.


    Jazz fans, audiophiles, and music fanatics, don't sleep on this extraordinary treasure.

    1. Taffy Twist
    2. Flirtibird
    3. Smada
    4. What Am I Here For
    5. Take the 'A' Train
    6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
    7. Boo-Dah
    8. Black and Tan Fantasy
    9. The Feeling of Jazz
    10. Jump for Joy
    11. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    Duke Ellington
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Black Fire! New Spirit! Black Fire! New Spirit! Quick View

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    Black Fire! New Spirit!

    Soul Jazz Records' new release Black Fire! New Spirits! Explores deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the USA in the period between 1957-75. In the 1960s and into the 1970s, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening. For over 20 years now Soul Jazz Records have been exploring this rich area of deep and spiritual jazz music with an array of albums such as Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Universal Sounds of America, New Thing, Soul Jazz Love Strata East and more. Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others. This new album features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.
    1. Yusef Lateef - Chang, Chang, Chang
    2. The Last Poets - It's A Trip
    3. Don Cherry - Utopia And Visions
    4. Richard Davis - Dealin'
    5. Archie Shepp And Jeanne Lee - Blase
    6. Harold McKinney And The Creative Profile - In The Moog
    7. Grachan Moncur III And The Jazz Composers Orchestra - Angela's Angel
    8. Creative Arts Ensemble - Flashback Of Time
    9. David Lee Jr - Second Line March
    10. Lloyd McNeill And Marshall Hawkins - The Banjo Lesson
    11. Tyrone Washington - Universal Spiritual Revolt
    12. Pheeroan Ak Laff - Tzaddi Vau (Part 1)
    13. Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
    14. Doug Hammond - Spaces And Things
    Various Artists
    $31.99
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  • 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.


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    1. Pharaoh's Dance
    2. Bitches Brew
    3. Spanish Key
    4. John McLaughlin
    5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
    6. Sanctuary
    Miles Davis
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  • Bird At St. Nick's Bird At St. Nick's Quick View

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    Bird At St. Nick's

    Charlie Parker attracted young musicians like a magnet. Among them was trombonist Jimmy Knepper, who, at a time when tape recording was a brand-new thing, captured Bird in flight one winter night in Manhattan. He soared, and when Charles Mingus heard the music years later, he issued it as the first release on his new Jazz Workshop label. Since then, many private recordings of Parker have been made public. This was one of the first, and remains one of the best, a precious musical document.
    1. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    2. Ornithology
    3. Embraceble You
    4. Visa
    5. I Cover The Waterfront
    6. Scrapple From The Apple
    7. Star Eyes/52nd Street Theme
    8. Confirmation
    9. Out Of Nowhere
    10. Hot House
    11. What's New?
    12. Now's The Time
    13. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/52nd Street Theme
    Charlie Parker
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  • On A Monday Evening On A Monday Evening Quick View

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    On A Monday Evening

    Live At Madison, Wisconsin's Union Theater On Monday, November 15, 1976


    Liner Notes By Grammy Award-winning Jazz Historian Ashley Kahn


    On A Monday Evening offers jazz fans a rare treat: an unreleased (and never bootlegged!) concert recording of The Bill Evans Trio, featuring Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund. Captured live at Madison, Wisconsin's Union Theater on Monday, November 15, 1976, this recording finds Evans at the top of his game, performing both contemporary compositions from that era, as well as his longstanding signature tunes to a packed house. New liner notes by GRAMMY Award-winning jazz historian Ashley Kahn round out the package, featuring commentary by Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund.

    1. Sugar Plum
    2. Up With The Lark
    3. Time Remembered
    4. T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)
    5. Someday My Prince Will Come
    6. Minha (All Mine)
    7. All of You
    8. Some Other Time
    Bill Evans Trio
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  • Undercurrent (Pure Pleasure) Undercurrent (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Undercurrent (Pure Pleasure)

    This is the first of two superb albums recorded by Bill Evans, and guitarist Jim Hall, and it was recorded over two sessions in April and May 1962. Arrangements simply for piano and guitar are rare in Jazz, and it is even more seldom that the results are truly inspiring and as musically worthwhile as in this case. It is usual for intuitive musical relationships to develop over a number of years, but here we find two musicians who clearly shared an immediate understanding.



    Both men are on absolute top form here - Bill Evans was on fire throughout the early and mid sixties, and after the tragic death of his previous musical partner, virtuoso bass player Scott Le Faro (at the age of 23), he was searching for new directions. Jim Hall is a guitarist of tremendous skill and powerful technique, with a highly developed rhythmic and harmonic sense that shines through on this album. What is so special about the performances here is an almost telepathic anticipation of where the music is heading - both musicians contribute equally, and there is a constant exchange of ideas, each reacting to the other with apparent ease, whatever the mood.



    This is a brilliant jazz album, of great depth and tremendous atmosphere, and both players express some exceptional ideas. Highly recommended.




    Musicians:



    • Bill Evans (piano)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)




    Recording: April & May 1962 at Sound Makers, New York, by Bill Schwartau



    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. My Funny Valentine
    2. I Hear A Rhapsody
    3. Dream Gypsy
    4. Romain
    5. Skating In Central Park
    6. Darn That Dream
    Bill Evans & Jim Hall
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Opus 30th Anniversary Celebration Album Opus 30th Anniversary Celebration Album Quick View

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    Opus 30th Anniversary Celebration Album

    After 30 years as a record company, Opus 3 has decided it was time for an anniversary celebration! This takes the form of an LP in which they have selected some of the jewels from their productions since the beginning in 1976.


    Among those included in this widely varied 19 tracks are: the outstanding blues singer and songwriter Eric Bibb whose recordings with Opus 3 have received the world-wide recognition he so richly deserves, the fantastic blues-rock slide-guitarist Peder af Ugglas, the versatile pop/funk/jazz guitarist (and Fender Rhodes keyboard artist), East (Bert Ostlund), and the young talented jazz vocalist Maria Winther accompanied by the elite of Sweden's jazz musicians. Also included is the renowned swing-vibraphonist Lars Erstrand, pus another world-class musician Hammond B3 organist Kjell Ohman.


    This title is not eligible for discount

    1. Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down - Eric Bibb
    2. Harvest Song - Peder af Ugglas
    3. Dreamsville - Maria Winther
    4. Cliffhanger - East
    5. Out Of Nowhere - Benny Waters
    6. Crazy Rhythm - Kjell Ohman featuring Arne Domnerus
    7. Sweet Georgie Fame - Lars Erstrand
    8. In My Fathers House - Eric Bibb
    9. 'Tain't Nobodys Bizeness If I Do - Tomas Ornberg's Blue Five
    10. Everybody Loves My Baby - Eva Taylor
    11. Softly As In The Morning Sunrise - Knud Jorgensen
    12. Guitar Stumble - East
    13. Sinister Footwear, 2nd Movement - Omnibus Wind Ensemble
    14. Junco Moreno - Manolo Yglesias
    15. Cimarosa's Larghetto in C minor - Stockholm Guitar Quartet
    16. Vaquero - Tiny Island
    17. Jul, jul, stralande jul - The Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble
    18. Bach's Air - Mattias Wager
    19. Aurora Borealis - Global Percussion Network
    Various Artists
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 2, 3, 4 2, 3, 4 Quick View

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    2, 3, 4

    This unique session contains five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Shelly Manne. Both Take the 'A' Train and Cherokee find the group at times playing two tempos at once and showing that they had heard some of the avant-garde players. The most swinging piece, Avalon, was previously available only on a sampler while Me and Some Drums features Hawkins and Manne in a very effective duet with the veteran tenor making his only recorded appearance on piano during the first half. The set is rounded out by a pair of trio features for Eddie Costa (with Duvivier and Manne); one song apiece on vibes and drums. A very interesting set with more than its share of surprises.


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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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    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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    The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

    For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now they turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul.The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protÉgÉe vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more!
    1. Caught You in a Lie - Robert Parker
    2. First Taste of Hurt - Willie Tee
    3. Don't Pity Me - Curley Moore
    4. Steppin' Out - Lionel Robinson
    5. What's So Wrong With You Loving Me - Irma Thomas
    6. You Can Give But You Can't Take - Aaron Neville
    7. What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will - Jean Knight
    8. Worried Over You - Eldridge Holmes
    9. Congratulations Baby - Barbara West
    10. Back Street Lover - Ernie K. Doe
    11. I Don't Wanna Hear It - Betty Harris
    12. She's On My Mind - Aaron Neville
    13. She'll Never Be Your Wife - Irma Thomas
    14. Lovely Woman - Eldridge Holmes
    15. Tell Her That I Love You - Jimmy Hicks
    16. The ABC Song - Diamond Joe
    17. Gone, Gone, Gone - Eldridge Holmes
    18. Two Fools - Francine King
    19. Don't Turn Me Loose - Eddie Bo
    20. A Hard Nut to Crack - Aaron Neville
    21. I've Never Considered - Inell Young
    Various Artists
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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

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    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

    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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