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  • The Jazz Singer - Original Songs From The Motion Picture The Jazz Singer - Original Songs From The Motion Picture Quick View

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    The Jazz Singer - Original Songs From The Motion Picture

    The mega-selling soundtrack to Neil Diamond's 1980 screen debut, which grossed more at the box office than Raging Bull. includes the hits America; Love on the Rocks and Hello Again .
    1. America
    2. Adon Olom
    3. You Baby
    4. Love On the Rocks
    5. Amazed and Confused
    6. On the Robert E. Lee
    7. Summerlove
    8. Hello Again
    9. Acapulco
    10. Hey Louise
    11. Songs of Life
    12. Jerusalem
    13. Kol Nidre / My Name is Yussel
    14. American (reprise)
    Neil Diamond
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Take Me To The Alley

    Liquid Spirit - which followed Porter's critically-acclaimed and GRAMMY-nominated albums Water (2010) and Be Good (2012) - was released in the Fall of 2013 and quickly grew into a global phenomenon, selling a million albums worldwide and becoming the most streamed jazz album of all-time with over 20 million streams. The album sold Platinum in the U.K. and Germany, and in the U.S. Porter made his first-ever national TV appearances on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live while ESQUIRE and NPR Music both declared him "America's Next Great Jazz Singer." Liquid Spirit also won Porter his first GRAMMY Award in 2014 for Best Jazz Vocal Album while also earning him a Best Traditional R&B Performance nomination for his affecting ballad "Hey Laura."


    In the Fall of 2015 Porter finally found the time to return to the studio in New York City to record Take Me To The Alley. As he's done on his previous three albums, Porter teamed with producer Kamau Kenyatta to craft a collection of stirring originals that juxtapose the personal and political. His partnership with Kenyatta started in the mid-1990s when he was a student at San Diego State University (Porter began his college years playing football on a full athletic scholarship before a shoulder injury diverted him into a music career). It was through Kenyatta's mentorship that Porter's professional musical career began.


    Reinforcing their well-honed rapport is the return of Porter's core accompanying musicians - pianist and music director Chip Crawford, bassist Aaron James, drummer Emanuel Harrold, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. Singer Alicia Olatuja, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and organist Ondrej Pivec also make appearances throughout.

    1. Holding On
    2. Don't Lose Your Steam

    3. Take Me To The Alley

    4. Day Dream

    5. Consequence of Love

    6. In Fashion

    7. More Than A Woman

    8. In Heaven

    9. Insanity

    10. Don't Be A Fool

    11. Fan The Flames

    12. French African Queen
    Gregory Porter
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Sings / An Evening With Sings / An Evening With Quick View

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    Sings / An Evening With

    Import


    Two Original Albums Together On One 180-Gram LP


    Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.


    "Billie Holiday Sings" was her first full-length album, released in the United States by Clef Records in 1952 in the 10-inch format. "An Evening with Billie Holiday" was the second 10 inch LP studio album released in 1953.

    Billie Holiday Sings (Side A)
    1. I Only Have Eyes For You
    2. You Turned The Tables On Me
    3. Blue Moon
    4. Solitude
    5. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
    6. Easy To Love
    7. You Go To My Head
    8. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
    An Evening With Billie Holiday (Side B)
    1. Stormy Weather
    2. Lover Come Back To Me
    3. My Man
    4. He's Funny That Way
    5. Yesterdays
    6. Tenderly
    7. I Can't Face The Music
    8. Remember
    Billie Holiday
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Pizzazz

    Pizzazz is the fifth album by American Jazz singer Patrice Rushen. Pizzazz was her second highest charting album, reaching #39 in 1979. It features the hit single Haven't You Heard. The single soared to the top of R&B radio play lists and remains among Rushen's biggest hits.


    When Patrice Rushen was being lambasted by Jazz fans for making the switch from Jazz instrumentalist to R&B/Pop singer, she was also winning over a quite a few people: R&B fans loved her singing. Her profile in the R&B world continued to increase with Pizzazz.


    The whole album is excellent, drawing on influences as Earth, Wind & Fire, Minnie Riperton and Stevie Wonder. Pizzazz might have received some negativity from Jazz critics, but from an R&B/Pop perspective, it's among Rushen's most rewarding and essential albums.

    1. Let The Music Take Me
    2. Keepin' Faith In Love
    3. Settle For My Love
    4. Message In The Music
    5. Haven't You Heard
    6. Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up
    7. Call On Me
    8. Reprise (message In The Music)
    Patrice Rushen
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  • Blue Light 'Til Dawn (Pure Pleasure) Blue Light 'Til Dawn (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blue Light 'Til Dawn (Pure Pleasure)

    Cassandra Wilson started out as a jazz singer, doing gigs with several innovative bands (including Brooklyn's experimental M-Base collective) and at the same time recording typical jazz-singer let-me-entertain-you stuff - Night and Day and Blue Skies and shooby dooby dooby. Eventually the Mississippi-born New York-based vocalist, who reigned among the elite jazz singers of the 1980s, became restless, and began to look beyond torch songs for inspiration.




    Musicians:



    • Cassandra Wilson (vocal)

    • Don Byron (clarinet)

    • Olu Dara (cornet)

    • Brandon Ross, Chris Whitley (guitar)

    • Charlie Burnham (violin, mandocello)

    • Kenny Davis, Lonnie Plaxico (bass)

    • Tony Cedras (accordion)

    • Lance Carter, Bill McClellan (drums, percussion)



    Format: 2 LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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. You Don't Know What Love Is
    2. Come On In My Kitchen
    3. Tell Me You'll Wait For Me
    4. Children of the Night
    5. Hellhound On My Trail
    6. Black Crow
    7. Sankofa
    8. Estrellas
    9. Redbone
    10. Tupelo Honey
    11. Blue Light 'Til Dawn
    12. I Can't Stand The Rain
    Cassandra Wilson
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Now It's My Turn (Pure Pleasure) Now It's My Turn (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Now It's My Turn (Pure Pleasure)

    Arguably the most adventurous female jazz singer of all time, Betty Carter was an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who pushed the limits of melody and harmony as much as any bebop horn player. The husky-voiced Carter was capable of radical, off-the-cuff re-workings of whatever she sang, abruptly changing tempos and dynamics, or rearranging the lyrics into distinctive, off-the-beat rhythmic patterns. She could solo for 20 minutes, scat at lightning speed, or drive home an emotion with wordless, bluesy moans and sighs. She wasn't quite avant-garde, but she was definitely 'out'. Yet as much as Carter was fascinated by pure, abstract sound, she was also a sensitive lyric interpreter when she chose, a tender and sensual ballad singer sometimes given to suggestive asides. Her wild unpredictability kept her marginalized for much of her career, and she never achieved the renown of peers like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, or Carmen McRae. What was more, her exacting musical standards and assertive independence limited her recorded output somewhat. But Carter stuck around long enough to receive her proper due; her unwillingness to compromise eventually earned her the respect of the wider jazz audience, and many critics regarded her as perhaps the purest jazz singer active in the '80s and '90s.



    Musicians:



    • Betty Carter (vocal)

    • John Hicks (piano)

    • Walter Booker (bass)

    • Unknown (drums)



    Recording: March and June 1976 at Sound Ideas Studio C by Joe Ferla

    Production: Fred Bailin




    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. Music Maestro, Please
    2. Swing Brother Swing
    3. I Was Telling Him About You
    4. Wagon Wheels
    5. New Blues (You Purr)
    6. Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love
    7. Making Dreams Come True

    8. Open the Door
    9. Just Friends
    10. Star Eyes
    11. No More Words
    Betty Carter
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Remember (Pure Pleasure) I Remember (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    I Remember (Pure Pleasure)

    Jazz singer Dianne Reeves was born into a family rich in musical background. Her uncle, Charles Burrell, a bass player with the Denver Symphony Orchestra, introduced her to the music of jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and, especially impressive to Reeves, Sarah Vaughan.



    Her musical career includes a tour with Eduardo del Barrio's group Caldera; singing with Billy Childs' jazz band Night Flight; touring with Sergio Mendes; from 1983-86 touring with Harry Belafonte as a lead singer. She also sang at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.



    Reeves has been awarded four Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Performances for the albums In the Moment - Live In Concert (2001), The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan (2002), A Little Moonlight (2003), and Good Night and Good Luck (soundtrack) (2006).


    Recorded at Madhatter Studios, Los Angeles, California on September 10-11, 1990 and The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 27-28 and May 9, 1988.


    Features:



    • 180g Vinyl

    • Re-mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios


    Musicians:



    • Dianne Reeves, vocals

    • Kevin Eubanks, acoustic guitar

    • Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone

    • Greg Osby, alto saxophone

    • Justo Almario, saxophone

    • Charles Mims, piano

    • Billy Childs, piano

    • Donald Brown, piano

    • Mulgrew Miller, piano

    • Chris Severin, bass

    • Charnett Moffett, bass

    • Billy Kilson, drums

    • Marvin Smitty Smith, drums

    • Terri Lyne Carrington, drums

    • Ron Powell, percussion, wind chimes

    • Bill Summers, percussion

    • Luis Conte, percussion


    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. Afro Blue
    2. The Nearness Of You / Misty
    3. I Remember Sky
    4. Love For Sale
    5. Softly As In The Morning Sunrise
    6. Like A Lover
    7. How High The Moon
    8. You Taught My Heart To Sing
    9. For All We Know
    Dianne Reeves
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • A Gasser (Pure Pleasure) A Gasser (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    A Gasser (Pure Pleasure)

    Although best known as a member of the vocalese supergroup Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, the great jazz singer Annie Ross's solo albums are gems unto themselves and A Gasser! from 1959 is the finest of them all. Miss Ross is in peak vocal form here and is joined by the great Zoot Sims on saxophone and much of the same band featured on the Lambert, Hendricks & Ross classic The Swingers. Don't expect any of the vocal acrobatics of the Lambert, Hendricks & Ross recordings however. This is straight-ahead jazz singing by one of the great singers in her prime. From the wry wit of Everything I've Got through the sheer perfection and beauty of You're Nearer, this set is a must-have for jazz vocal fans. Highly recommended..




    Musicians:



    • Annie Ross (vocal)

    • Zoot Sims, Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone)

    • Russ Freeman (piano)

    • Jim Hall, Billy Bean (guitar)

    • Monte Budwig (bass)

    • Mel Lewis, Frank Capp (drums)



    Recording: February & March 1959

    Production: Richard Bock




    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. Everything I've Got Belongs to You
    2. I Was Doin' Alright
    3. You're Nearer
    4. Invitation to the Blues
    5. Nobody's Baby
    6. You Took Advantage of Me
    7. I Don't Want to Cry Anymore
    8. Lucky So and So
    9. I Didn't Know About You
    10. Lucky Day
    Annie Ross
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Under Branch & Thorn & Tree Under Branch & Thorn & Tree Quick View

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    Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

    "I don't write protest songs in the traditional sense," Samantha Crain says, talking about the songs on her new album, Under Branch & Thorn & Tree. "But I'm always listening to the voices of people around me. These stories are told from the perspective of the underdog, the 99% of us that are working people. They might
    not be literal protest songs, but the lives of the people within these songs speak at the same volume if you listen." - Samantha Crain


    Crain's songs are full of expansive melodies that veer off in unpredictable directions, with lyrics that explore conflicting emotions with uncommon insight and compassion. She has a jazz singer's phrasing, often breaking words into rhythmic fragments that land before and after the beat, stretching syllables or adding grace
    notes to uncover hidden nuances in her lyrics.


    Under Branch & Thorn & Tree was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, with John Vanderslice (The Mountain Goats, Spoon), who also helmed last year's Kid Face."We recorded straight to two-inch tape on a Studer 24-track machine and mixed down to 1/2-inch tape on an Ampex machine. The
    pre-amps were tube and we never used a computer. Our effects were done manually through tape looping and manipulation.


    Most of the arrangements happened in the moment, as we recorded. My guitar and vocals are all first or second takes." These intimate vignettes are marked by Crain's careful attention to the tiny details that often escape us, supported by the subtle musical settings she crafted with Vanderslice and the backing
    musicians.

    1. Killer
    2. Kathleen
    3. Elk City
    4. Outside the Pale
    5. You Or Mystery
    6. When You Come Back
    7. Big Rock
    8. All In
    9. If I Had A Dollar
    10. Moving Day
    Samantha Crain
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  • Jazz Samba Jazz Samba Quick View

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    Jazz Samba

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    The words bossa nova are often synonymous with the name Stan Getz. But North Americans might not have ever known the bright sound of bossa nova had it not been for Charlie Byrd. In 1961 Byrd returned from a tour of South America, where bossa nova music was thriving. The style was the invention of singer Joao Gilberto and songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim - an adaptation of infectious Brazilian samba rhythms with the harmonic structures and cool surface of West Coast jazz. Byrd brought back records for Getz to hear, they planned a session, and the result was Jazz Samba - the first album of true bossa nova music by jazz artists and the one that broke the bossa nova wave in 1960s America.


    ...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


    Originally released in 1962.


    Stan Getz, tenor saxophone

    Charlie Byrd, guitar

    Keter Betts, bass

    Gene Byrd, bass, guitar

    Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums

    Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar

    Bill Reichenbach, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Desafinado
    2. Samba Dees Days
    3. O Pato
    4. Samba Triste
    5. Samba de Uma Nota So
    6. E Luxo S6
    7. Behia (aka Baia)
    8. Desafinado
    Stan Getz
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Lightnin's Boogie - Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club Lightnin's Boogie - Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club Quick View

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    Lightnin's Boogie - Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club

    Gatefold Packaging


    On June 23, 1977, Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins walked onto a small stage in a smoke & whisky
    filled club in Montreal and proceeded to lay down arguably his last great performance
    before his death 5 years later.


    "Lightnin's Boogie - Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club" - remastered and available
    on vinyl for the first time - reveals a master blues man still in full control of his many
    talents and working the crowd to "Get Up Off O' Yo'".


    Lightnin' Hopkins is considered one of the greatest blues guitarists and singers of all
    time and, according to the New York Times, "perhaps the greatest single influence on
    rock guitar players."

    LP 1
    1. Trouble In Mind
    2. Mercy
    3. Cook My Breakfast
    4. Hard To Love A Woman
    5. Get Up Off O' Yo'
    6. Katie Mae


    LP 2
    1. Goin' To Louisiana
    2. Forgot What To Say
    3. Lightnin's Boogie
    4. I'm Coming Home
    5. Early In The Morning Blues
    6. My Babe
    7. Rock Me Baby

    Lightnin' Hopkins
    $26.99
    180 Gram Audionphile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Turn Up The Quiet Turn Up The Quiet Quick View

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    Turn Up The Quiet

    Diana Krall's latest album, Turn Up the Quiet, celebrates Jazz and the Great American Songbook, reuniting Diana with Grammy Award-winning producer, Tommy LiPuma.


    Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

    1. Like Someone In Love
    2. Isn't It Romantic
    3. LOVE
    4. Night and Day
    5. I'm Confessin'
    6. Moonglow
    7. Blue Skies
    8. Sway
    9. No Moon At All
    10. Dream
    11. I'll See You In My Dreams
    Diana Krall
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson Quick View

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    Ella Swings Brightly & Gently With Nelson

    Import


    2xLP Compiling Two 1962 Albums: "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson" & "Ella Swings Gently With Nelson"


    Two great original albums placed on a double vinyl. "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson" is a 1962 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Nelson Riddle, that won the singer a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. The other is "Ella Swings Gently With Nelson," which Fitzgerald and Riddle also recorded and released in 1962.


    Although the accent is on ballads, several of the songs are taken at medium tempos and she swings throughout. Highlights include "Georgia on My Mind," "The Very Thought of You, "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight," "Darn That Dream" and "Body and Soul."

    LP 1: Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson
    1. When Your Lover Has Gone
    2. Don't Be That Way
    3. Love Me Or Leave Me
    4. I Hear Music
    5. What Am I Here For?

    6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
    7. I Won't Dance
    8. I Only Have Eyes For You
    9. The Gentleman Is A Dope
    10. Mean To Me
    11. Alone Together
    12. Pick Yourself Up

    13. Call Me Darling*
    14. For You, For Me, For Evermore*


    LP 2: Ella Swings Gently With Nelson
    1. Sweet And Low
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. I Can't Get Started
    4. Street Of Dreams
    5. Imagination
    6. The Very Thought Of You
    7. It's A Blue World
    8. Darn That Dream
    9. He's Funny That Way
    10. I Wished On The Moon
    11. It's A Pity To Say Goodnight

    12. My One And Only Love
    13. Body And Soul
    14. Nice Work If You Can Get It*
    15. Someone To Watch Over Me*


    *Bonus Tracks

    Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle
    $37.99
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  • Liquid Spirit Liquid Spirit Quick View

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    Liquid Spirit

    Liquid Spirit is the remarkable major label debut from GRAMMY-nominated jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter. The 14-track album is further justification for Porter's quick ascent into the top ranks of jazz and R&B singers today, and it also features 10 new originals which showcase Porter's innate gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Also included is a stirring rendition of the jazz standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily," as well as covers of Abbey Lincoln's "Lonesome Lover" and Ramsey Lewis' hit "The 'In' Crowd."


    "I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel," says Porter. "Those elements make their way inside my music. And I've always heard them in jazz." Indeed, Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: "Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn't know you wanted." Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, "We haven't had a male singer like him in a long time. He's such a wonderful writer. He's a story teller."


    On Liquid Spirit, Porter retains the same core musicians that accompanied him on his previous two albums - pianist and music director, Chip Crawford, drummer Emanuel Harrold, bassist Aaron James, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. On a few selections, Porter complements that ensemble with trumpeter Curtis Taylor, and organist Glenn Patscha. Producer Brian Bacchus also returns, as well as arranger and associate producer Kamau Kenyatta.


    Porter sees Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touches on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations. More pointedly, he views the title-track, a rousing, hand-clapping gospel-jazz romp, dealing with replenishing "thirsty" listeners with more substantial music, as the flipside to last year's "Bling Bling," a blistering song on his previous album Be Good on which the protagonist had so many artistic gifts to give but no one to give them to. Similar sentiments occur on "Musical Genocide," on which Crawford hammers a dark rhythmic figure against James' bluesy bass accompaniment as Porter declares his refusal of accepting the insistent squashing of quality, diverse music and culture by a mainstream in favor of disposable, homogenized pap.


    In part, these songs are based upon Porter's reflections on new fans, worldwide, who come to him saying, "Where have you been?" or "How come I've never heard you before." "Not saying that I am 'what is,' Porter says, "But I think maybe what I'm doing is what people actually want to hear. There are some people who want that liquid spirit - a soulful, thoughtful sound - and they haven't been getting it."

    1. No Love Dying
    2. Liquid Spirit
    3. Lonesome Lover
    4. Water Under Bridges
    5. Hey Laura
    6. Musical Genocide
    7. Wolfcry
    8. Free
    9. Brown Grass
    10. Wind Song
    11. The 'In' Crowd
    12. Movin'
    13. When Love Was King
    14. I Fall in Love Too Easily
    Gregory Porter
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    Lullabies Of Birdland

    Ella Fitzgerald is widely heralded for her clean phrasing, scat-singing and a confident sense of swing. Viewed as one of the world's most popular jazz singers, she performed alongside Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Her outstanding performances on record and live yielded both critical and popular success during her lifetime. Lullabies Of Birdland consists of recordings from 1945 to 1955. It offers a wonderful set of swing-era standards, impossible to listen to without imagining yourself sipping cognac in a smoky jazzclub on Broadway.
    1. Lullaby Of Birdland
    2. Rough Ridin'
    3. Angel Eyes
    4. Smooth Sailing
    5. Oh, Lady Be Good!
    6. Later
    7. Ella Hums The Blues

    8. How High The Moon
    9. Basin Street Blues
    10. Air Mail Special
    11. Flying Home
    Ella Fitzgerald
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    Wallflower

    Wallflower is five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall's new studio album released via Verve Records. Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16-time
    Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of
    all time.


    On Wallflower, Diana Krall showcases her considerable gifts as a vocalist in a bold and beautiful way. Krall sings a set of songs that include
    familiar popular classics like The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," favorite vintage songs by Krall's musical
    heroes Bob Dylan (he inspired the album's title track "Wallflower") and Elton John ("Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"). The album also features
    more recent gems like Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" and a wonderful new composition from Paul McCartney ("If I Take You Home Tonight").
    Diana Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Krall has sold more
    albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation. The new album marks
    Krall's first studio effort since 2012's Glad Rag Doll, produced by T Bone Burnett, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Jazz
    Albums chart.


    Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five
    Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Tour dates will be announced
    soon.

    1. California Dreamin'
    2. Desperado
    3. Superstar
    4. Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael BublÉ
    5. Wallflower featuring Blake Mills
    6. If I Take You Home Tonight
    7. I Can't Tell You Why
    8. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
    9. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
    10. I'm Not In Love
    11. Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
    12. Don't Dream It's Over
    Diana Krall
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    Macroscope

    MACROSCOPE, the fifth album and Mack Avenue
    debut by his adventurous trio The Nels Cline Singers,
    provides a measure of the long-running group's
    staggering range. Captivating and continually
    surprising, the album finds the instrumental
    trio with the slyly deceptive name veering
    in one off-kilter direction only to suddenly be
    overwhelmed by another drastic stylistic shift,
    often within the space of a single tune.
    Serrated psychedelia becomes consumed
    by soulful Brasiliana, blissed-out electronica
    overwhelmed by garage-rock skronk. Then
    there's the wholly unexpected "Red Before
    Orange," where a howling Hendrix-inspired solo
    suddenly erupts in the middle of a slick lounge-jazz
    number, Cline unleashing the inner George
    Benson that few of us expected he even had.


    "The title MACROSCOPE speaks to the idea of
    the mutt within," Cline says, "the fact that I'm
    not in any one genre, and never have been.
    I was a rock and roll kid, but after hearing
    Coltrane and Miles and Weather Report, then
    Indian music and Nigerian pop and that sort
    of thing, there was no turning back. From that
    point on, the idea of purism just was not possible.


    Produced by Nels Cline and David Breskin


    Nels Cline - guitars, effects, voice, Quintronics Drum Buddy

    Scott Amendola - drums, percussion, electronic treatments/loops, mbira

    Trevor Dunn - basses, effects


    Additional musician guests:

    Yuka C. Honda - electric piano, OP-1

    Cyro Baptista - percussion universe

    Josh Jones - congas, other percussion

    Zeena Parkins - electric harp

    1. Companion Piece
    2. Canales' Cabeza
    3. Respira
    4. Red Before Orange
    5. The Wedding Band
    6. Macroscopic (for Kusama-san)
    7. Climb Down
    8. Seven Zed Heaven
    9. Hairy Mother
    10. Sascha's Book Of Frogs
    The Nels Cline Singers
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    Christmas Songs

    Christmas Songs is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer Diana Krall, performed with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. It was originally released on October 26, 2005 by Verve Records. This is Krall's first full-length album of Christmas songs (not counting her 1998 EP Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), and her first studio album with a big band.
    1. Jingle Bells
    2. Let It Snow
    3. The Christmas Song

    4. Winter Wonderland
    5. I'll Be Home for Christmas
    6. Christmas Time Is Here
    7. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
    8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    9. White Christmas
    10. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
    11. Sleigh Ride
    12. Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep
    Diana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
    $29.99
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    Ray Charles & Betty Carter

    One track - Baby, It's Cold Outside - will make this one easily worth the price of admission!


    Whoa! Now we're getting into the big leagues. Ray Charles, cut from the original three-track tapes, pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. Yowsa! And not just any Ray Charles title, mind you. Ray Charles and Betty Carter! Analogue Productions has reissued a whole lot of classics - a whole lot - but there aren't many of 'em that are a much bigger deal than this.


    This is such a romantic album. Such a warm album. Such a rich album. And, ooh, the sound! Turn the lights down. Grab that special someone. Drop the needle. And as our Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions owner would say, If nothing happens, don't blame the record!


    Originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, Ray Charles and Betty Carter features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, Baby, It's Cold Outside, topped the R&B charts upon its release. And jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines on Cocktails For Two and Alone Together. Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic.


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    1. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
    2. You and I
    3. Intro: Goodbye
    4. People Will Say We're In Love
    5. Cocktails For Two
    6. Side By Side
    7. Baby, It's Cold Outside
    8. Together
    9. For All We Know
    10. Takes Two To Tango
    11. Alone Together
    12. Just You, Just Me
    Ray Charles
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    Fast Livin' Blues

    Jon Hendricks helped to originate vocalese, which is an art form of adding lyrics to existing instrumentals and replacing instruments with vocalists. He is also considered to be one of the best scat performers. Jazz critic and historian Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz". Al Jarreau has called him "pound-for-pound the best jazz singer on the planet - maybe that's ever been".

     

    After his service in the Army during World War II, Hendricks attended the University of Toledo as a pre-law major. Just as he was about to enter the graduate law program, his G.I. benefits ran out, which forced him to choose a different career path. Recalling that Charlie Parker had encouraged him to come to New York two years earlier to look him up, Hendricks took him up on his offer and moved there and began his singing career. In 1968, he moved his family to London, England to further his solo career and so his five children could receive a better education.

     

    Musicians: 


    • Jon Hendricks, vocals

    • Pony Poindexter, soprano & tenor sax

    • Billy Mitchell, tenor sax

    • Joe Newman, trumpet

    • Al Grey, trombone

    • Gildo Mahones, piano

    • Stu Martin, drums 


     

    Features:



    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes! 


     


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. What Would You Do?
    2. Fast Livin' Blues
    3. Saturday Night Fish Fry
    4. Do You Call That A Buddy
    5. I'll Die Happy
    6. Another Get Together
    7. Good Old Lady
    8. Contemporary Blues
    9. Stop and Go Blues
    10. I Never Get Enough Of You
    Jon Hendricks
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    I Remember Brother Ray

    David 'Fathead' Newmanï's warm tone, occasionally terse phrasing, and always heartfelt delivery placed him in high demand by artists as diverse as B.B. King, Herbie Mann, Jane Monheit, and Gregg Allman. With over twenty recordings to his name, I Remember Brother Ray stands as an understated highlight, a record that doesn't so much jump out at you as it does gently sidle up beside you and ingratiates itself with its warmth and affability. Newman got his first big break with Ray Charles in the early '50s, playing in his band from '54 through '64 and subsequently making numerous guest appearances over the years. And so Newman entered the studio of another legend, engineer Rudy Van Gelder just two months after Charles' death to record I Remember Brother Ray, a tribute to the jazzier side of a man who regarded himself as a jazz singer anyway.


    The record evokes the ambience of a smoky bar in the early hours of the morning. Newman assembled a quintet as comfortable with the tender balladry of Georgia on My Mind as it is the soul-drenched blues of Drown in My Tears. Charles believed that the ability to play jazz permits the ability to cross over into other genres, and the playing on I Remember Brother Ray clearly supports his conviction.


    While there were quite a few Ray Charles tributes, few equaled I Remember Brother Ray for its grace, integrity, honesty, and pure connection to the true essence of Charles' legacy.

    1. Hit The Road Jack
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. Drown In My Tears
    4. When Your Lover Has Gone
    5. Deed I Do
    6. It Had To Be You
    7. Them That Got (I Ain't Got Nothing Yet)
    David Fathead Newman
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    Comin' Home Baby!

    Mel TormÉ, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.


    TormÉ made his movie debut in Frank Sinatra's first film, the musical Higher And Higher. His appearance in the 1947 film musical Good News made him a teen idol.


    Paced by his only hit of the rock era, Comin' Home Baby! is a real crossover record balancing a few groovy dance numbers (like the title track) with early-60s cool jazz versions of the standards Walkin', Moanin', and On Green Dolphin Street.

    1. Comin' Home Baby
    2. Dat Dere
    3. The Lady's In Love With You
    4. Hi-Fly
    5. Puttin' On The Ritz
    6. Walkin'
    7. Moanin'
    8. Sing You Sinners
    9. Whisper Not
    10. On Green Dolphin Street
    11. Sidney's Soliloqui
    12. Right Now
    Mel Torme
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    Classic Lady Day

    Part of the vinyl Verve collections, the Billie Holiday boxed set contains a selection of each artist's best-loved
    albums on 180g vinyl in sleeves that replicate the original artwork. Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician
    and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and music
    partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing.
    Billie Holiday
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    Bare Bones


    Acclaimed 2009 Gem Is Jazz Chanteuse's First Album Of Originals


    Extraordinary Sound Transports Listeners To A Small Coffeehouse: You Need To Hear This On Vinyl!


    Peyroux's Half The Perfect World And Careless Love Also Available On Mofi 180-gram LP


    Having proven several times over that shes among the premier vocal jazz singers on the planet with Half the Perfect World and Careless Loveboth available as limited-edition 180-gram LPs from Mobile FidelityMadeleine Peyroux makes her mark as a songwriter on the exquisite Bare Bones, her first album of originals. A thematic record that begins with wariness, moves to loss, builds to acceptance, and finishes with hope, the critically acclaimed set is Peyrouxs most soul-baring effort.


    The records title says it all. Deeply personal and eminently mature, the chanteuse strips everything down, from her emotional guard to the arrangements. Peyroux penned many of the songs with longtime producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell), and also co-wrote the standout You Cant Do Me with Steely Dan legend Walter Becker. As expected, a tart wittiness defines the lyrics, demonstrating Peyrouxs continual growth as an artist. Becker's contributions also spice the title track, while noted tunesmiths Joe Henry and Julian Coryell assist on other songs. As usual, the singer enjoys the sparse, elegant backing of a small group of first-rate musicians. Peyrouxs alto vocals shine.


    The empress of the jazzy, languid groove does what she has done on her two bestsellers (and her half-forgotten 1996 debut); purr intimately about life and the iniquities of love over retro backings of brushed drums and polite piano that evoke Billie Holiday. Neil Spencer, The Observer, March 2009


    Sonically, Bare Bones continues Peyrouxs tradition of making some of the best-sounding albums around. Her tunesdirect, emotional, beautiful, detailedbenefit from production that emphasizes her strengths and puts a spotlight on the songs, not on any unnecessary tricks or embellishments. This is strictly about the music, its emotional effects on the listener, and the universal healing power of feelings associated with lost love and recovery.


    Its hard to imagine a candlelit cocktail bar that wouldnt benefit from playing Madeleine Peyrouxs fourth album, Bare Bones. The ear loves to catch on the inflections of her supple alto, the clear picking on her acoustic guitar, the pacing as slow as a hand-stitched dress. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, March 2009


    Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelitys 180-gram 2-LP set enhances the experiences of hearing Peyrouxs languorous gems. Transparent, airy, three dimensional, fully textured, and featuring extended response from the acoustic bass and guitars, this analog pressing puts you in the middle of a coffeehouse, with Peyroux and her small ensemble seated a few feet in front of you. Its that good.


    Mobile Fidelitys collector's vinyl editions of Peyrouxs earlier hit studio albums have sold quickly. Dont wait on this.


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    1. Instead

    2. Bare Bones

    3. Damn the Circumstances

    4. River of Tears

    5. You Can't do Me

    6. Love and Treachery

    7. Our Lady of Pigalle

    8. Homeless Happiness

    9. To Love You All Over Again

    10. I Must Be Saved

    11. Somethin' Grand

    Madeleine Peyroux
    $49.99
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