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The Amazing Nina Simone (Colored Vinyl)
Lavender & Pink Colored Vinyl
Limited To 1000
This is Simone's 2nd recording released in 1959. She does not play much piano (just cameos on two songs) and is backed by a subtle orchestra arranged by Bob Mersey. Lavender and pink vinyl reissue. Original artwork.1. Blue Prelude
2. Children Go Where I Send You
3. Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)
4. Stompin' At The Savoy
5. It Might As Well Be Spring
6. You've Been Gone Too Long
7. That's Him Over There
8. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
9. Theme From Middle of the Night
10. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
11. Willow Weep For Me
12. Solitaire$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus
Special Vinyl Reissue
Impressions of Black Orpheus is the legendary album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, originally released in 1962. The album contains both original
compositions and covers of songs from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. It spawned the hit single Cast Your Fate to the Wind, which won the 1963 Grammy
Award for Best Original Jazz Composition.
This unique and memorable album has been newly released on vinyl, and is essential for all jazz and vinyl collectors, as well as fans of the famed 1959
Brazilian film.1. Samba De Orpheus
2. Manhã De Carnaval
3. O Nosso Amor
5. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
6. Moon River
8. Since I Fell For You$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded)Limited Edition Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Gatefold Sleeve With Deluxe Spot Varnish
Remastered Expanded Edition
Featuring Marvin Gaye And Paul Carrack
First Time On Vinyl!
Originally released in March 2007, Sex 'n' Jazz, starring Marvin Gaye, Paul Carrack, and Erik Truffaz, immediately captured the public's attention and became an overnight success for Dutch groove jazz band Gare du Nord. Tracks like Marvin & Miles, You're My Medicine and Beautiful Day would become instant classics and kick-started a new jazz pop wave in The Netherlands.
The appeal of the album was also recognized by jazz label Blue Note and in 2009 a remixed version of the album hit the shelves. With the key tracks, originally mixed in the chill mode, dramatically remixed in club soul style, the blue label parachuted Sex 'n' Jazz into platinum heaven.
This 2017 expanded edition brings together both the Blue Note remix album master and the original vintage album master from early 2007 for the very first time. State of the art remastered, this landmark edition of Sex 'n' Jazz sounds as crispy as ever. This must be the ultimate fan experience to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the trendsetting club soul masterwork and its prelude.
Ten years after its original release, the album is now available on vinyl for the first time. The first limited, individually numbered edition is pressed on white vinyl. Only 1,000 copies available.
Further decades may pass and public taste may change, but it will always be just the right time for Sex 'n' Jazz.LP 1
1. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
2. Marvin & Miles
3. Ride On (Featuring Paul Carrack)
4. Cool Summer Breeze
5. Beautiful Day
6. You're My Medicine (feat. Marvin Gaye)
7. More Medicine
8. Chet's Chat
9. Quiet Storm
10. I Want Love
11. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
12. Hey, Mr. Glider (feat. Erik Truffaz)
13. Hot Glue
1. Marvin & Miles
2. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
3. Ride On
4. You're My Medicine
5. More Medicine
6. Summer Breeze
7. Beautiful Day
8. Chet's Chat
9. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
10. Hey, Mr. Glider
11. Quiet Storm
12. I Want Love
13. Hot Glue$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shostakovich: The Jazz AlbumChailly's direction is good-humoured and affectionate, his Royal Concertgebouw players sound at home in every bar and the recording is both clean and ambient. -Gramophone, 2010
Presented with original artwork and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl at Optimal.1. Jazz Suite No.1
2. Piano Concerto No.1 For Piano, Trumpet & Strings, Op.35
3. Jazz Suite No.2
4. Tahiti Trot$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LION-WAX-8233xMichel Legrand & Miles Davis
Legrand Jazz (Awaiting Repress)Import
French composer and pianist Michel Legrand's album Legrand Jazz in its entirety, featuring his first recorded collaboration with Miles Davis.
Legrand Jazz compiled three June 1958 New York sessions featuring many of the finest jazz musicians in the history of the genre. Featuring John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Herbie Mann, Ben Webster, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers & Max Roach, among others.
One Pressing Limited Edition1. Wild Man Blues(Louis Armstrong-Jelly Roll Morton)
2. Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk-Cootie Williams-Bernie Hanighen)
3. The Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)
4. Django (John Lewis)
5. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
6. Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk-Cootie Williams-Bernie Hanighen)
7. Rosetta (Earl Hines-William Henri Woode)
8. Dont Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington-Sidney Keith Russell)
9. Blue And Sentimental (Count Basie-Mack David-Jerry Livingston)
10. Stompin At The Savoy (Benny Goodman-Chick Webb-Edgar M. Sampson)
11. A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie-Frank Paparelli)
12. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
SPCO-PUR-9020xPee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins
Jazz Reunion (Pure Pleasure)It is strange that two such individual musicians as Pee Wee Russell and Coleman Hawkins were kept apart for some 32 years but it is a fact that not since 1929 had they met in a recording studio. Pee Wee Russell's unique, and sometimes derided approach was praised as ahead of its time, and cited by some as an early example of free jazz. Coleman Hawkins, at the time of this 1961 Jazz Reunion record date dismissed any idea that Russell was now playing modern, claiming that he had always played that way. The greatly imaginative improvisations of Russell when at his best remain an inspiration to jazz clarinetists.
On this album the whole group move with an elasticity which only comes when exactly the right mood is attained by all the musicians taking part. Pee Wee plays with deep passion throughout and Hawkins was never heard in better blowing form than this. His virile, robust solos are as forceful as anything he recorded in his long distinguished career. Emmett Berry's solos are models of tasteful improvisation. Brookmeyer displays a pretty turn of wit and builds his solos with ingenuity. With excellent arrangements by Nat Pierce and some lovely cymbal work from Jo Jones this really is a beauty.
- Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)
- Pee Wee Russell (clarinet)
- Emmett Berry (trumpet)
- Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)
- Nat Pierce (piano)
- Milt Hinton (bass)
- Jo Jones (drums)
Recording: February 1961 at Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans
Production: Nat Hentoff
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.1. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
2. Tin Tin Deo
4. All Too Soon
5. 28th And 8th
6. What Am I Here For$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Coltrane Jazz180 Gram 45 RPM Double LP Remastered From Original Master Tapes
Pressed at Pallas and Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Originally released in 1960, and on the heels of Giant Steps, Coltrane Jazz came in the midst of the saxophonist's peak Atlantic period. The album is among several recordings that Coltrane issued from 1959-1961, and which, ultimately, forever changed the face of music.
Featuring pianists Wynton Kelly and McCoy Tyner, bassists Paul Chambers and Steve Davis, and drummers Elvin Jones and Jimmy Cobb, the set was recorded at three separate sessions. The expert personnel are a harbinger of the great quartet Coltrane soon would assemble for 1960's My Favorite Things. And while not as famous as that iconic title, Coltrane Jazz belongs in the pantheon of phenomenal jazz albums and is an absolute must for any music fan.
In addition to boasting superior performances and playing, the set marks Trane's first use of multiphonics, the practice of extracting more than one tone at a time from the horn, which here, and unlike on any other Coltrane record, is querulously pitched, allowing him to explore new tonalities on tracks such as Harmonique. Innovations abound. Every cut is an original composition save for Johnny Mercer's My Shining Hour. Not surprisingly, Miles Davis' influence is felt throughout; his rhythm section is used on all but one selection.
ORG Music continues its praiseworthy archival vinyl series, presenting this landmark jazz effort cut at 45RPM and on first-rate 180g vinyl. Mastered from the original master tapes with meticulous care, Coltrane Jazz teems with new life, with the headliner's horn playing and tonalities assuming lifelike richness, boldness, and presence. The supporting cast's movements and fills are heard in pristine clarity, and the airiness that all jazz lovers prize is here in spades.
45rpm 180g Vinyl
Mastered from original master tapes
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Little Old Lady
2. Village Blues
3. My Shining Hour
4. Fifth House
6. Like Sonny
7. I'll Wait and Pray
8. Some Other Blues$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jazz At The PlazaImport
Jazz At The Plaza is another fine live recording from 1958 by the Miles Davis Sextet (this time with the classic first Miles Davis Quintet drummer Philly Joe Jones, instead of Jimmy Cobb). Recorded at the Edwardian Room of the Plaza Hotel for a bunch of record biz execs celebrating the success of Columbia Records jazz division, the crowd may have been stiff but the group was anything but, storming through "If I Were A Bell" (yes, the Guys & Dolls tune) and "Straight, No Chaser" before settling into a beautiful rendition of "My Funny Valentine", and closing out the set with Sonny Rollins' hard-bop classic, "Oleo". Reissued on LP by Doxy.1. If I Were a Bell
2. Straight, No Chaser
3. My Funny Valentine
4. Oleo$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Legrand JazzNumbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180-Gram Vinyl LP!
Limited To Only 3000 Numbered Copies!
Features Performances By John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans & More!
In 1958, a young, successful French composer-arranger with a major infatuation on American jazz, worked his way to New York and convinced the very best players of the time to record an album of largely jazz standards. Michel Legrand would go on to win numerous prizes and accolades (3 Oscars, 5 Grammies, 2 Palmes D'or, etc.), but little of what followed matched the sheer brilliance of Legrand Jazz.
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and practically every other session man in town signed up for sessions with Legrand to record his idiosyncratic arrangements of standards (Django, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Night in Tunisia, etc.). Instead of regurgitating then current bop styles, he reinvented the very nature of orchestral jazz band repertoire to make a unique and forward-looking statement on the genre.
The sound of Impex's all-analog LP preserves the wide soundstage of late 50's Columbia recordings while creating intimate spaces between players on the stage for maximum definition. This rare, highly-praised recording has never sounded as good as it does now. Go big with Legrand Jazz.
Legrand Jazz was greeted by an enthusiastic review in the magazine Down Beat. Dom Cerulli awarded it five stars out of a possible five.
Michel Legrand, Conductor, Arranger (All Songs)
For The Jitterbug Waltz, Django, Wild Man Blues & 'Round Midnight - Recorded June 25, 1958:
Paul Chambers (bass)
John Coltrane (tenor sax)
Eddie Costa (vibes)
Miles Davis (trumpet)
Kenny Dennis (drums)
Bill Evans (piano)
Barry Galbraith (guitar)
Betty Glamann (harp)
Herbie Mann (flute)
Jerome Richardson (baritone sax, bass clarinet)
Phil Woods (alto sax)
For Nuages, Blue And Sentimental, Rosetta & Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Recorded June 27, 1958:
Eddie Bert (trombone)
Billy Byers (trombone)
Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
George Duvivier (bass)
Major Holly (bass, tuba)
Hank Jones (piano)
Don Lamond (drums)
Herbie Mann (flute)
Frank Rehak (trombone)
Ben Webster (tenor sax)
For Night In Tunisia, Stompin' At The Savoy & In A Mist - Recorded June 30, 1958:
James Buffington (french horns)
Donald Byrd (trumpet)
Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
Don Elliot (vibes)
Art Farmer (trumpet)
Milt Hinton (bass)
Osie Johnson (drums)
Teo Macero (baritone sax)
Nat Pierce (piano)
Seldon Powell (tenor sax)
Gene Quill (alto sax)
Frank Rehak (trombone)
Ernie Royal (trumpet)
Joe Wilder (trumpet)
Phil Woods (alto sax)
This title is not eligible for discount1. The Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)
2. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
3. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
4. Blue and Sentimental (Count Basie)
5. Stompin' At the Savoy (Benny Goodman)
6. Django (John Lewis)
7. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
8. Rosetta (Earl Hines)
9. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
11. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Tape
Housed In A Tip-On Gatefold Jacket (From Stoughton Printing) For The First Time!
Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Ellington Soars To Unmatched Artistic Heights Alongside Impressive Jazz Stars Including Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Hodges And Jimmy Rushing!
The tremendously detailed audio effect achieved by Columbia's engineers is brought back to life on this 200-gram LP from Analogue Productions. You want Duke and his men at their best, this is it!
Duke Ellington called his music American Music rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as beyond category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the 20th century's best known African American personalites. He received 13 Grammy Awards and was honored with the French Legion of Honor in 1973. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Dizzy's spectacular trumpet blooms here amidst the Ellingtonian aggregate. The sometimes tender, sometimes shouting blues style of Jimmy Rushing provides nice contrast in one of the most varied and satisfying Ellington recordings ever. Originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, Jazz Party In Stereo contains a formidable gallery of jazz stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, and more!
So what have we done to perfect this brilliant reissue? Mastering by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape, for starters. Naturally we turned to our own Quality Record Pressings for the finest 200-gram, dead-silent background pressing. Top it off with a Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on jacket with beautiful full-size inner pictures and you've got an audiophile's dream. A can't miss for your collection!
This most unusual Duke Ellington record includes two selections featuring nine symphonic percussionists on timpani, vibes, marimbas, and xylophones. Dizzy Gillespie makes a historic appearance with Ellington's orchestra on 'U.M.M.G.' (a meeting that should have been repeated often but sadly never was), Jimmy Rushing (Count Basie's former vocalist) sings 'Hello Little Girl,' and both Johnny Hodges ('All of Me') and Paul Gonsalves ('Ready Go!') have chances to blow. - AllMusic
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Malletoba Spank (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
2. Red Garter (Toot Suite, Pt. I)
3. Red Shoes (Toot Suite, Pt. II)
4. Red Carpet (Toot Suite, Pt. III)
5. Ready, Go! (Toot Suite, Pt. IV)
6. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
7. All of Me
8. Tymperturbably Blue
9. Hello Little Girl$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Partly because of its Brazilian collaborators and partly because of The Girl From Ipanema, Getz/Gilberto is nearly always acknowledged as the Stan Getz bossa nova LP. But Jazz Samba is just as crucial and groundbreaking; after all, it came first, and in fact was the first full-fledged bossa nova album ever recorded by American jazz musicians. And it was just as commercially successful, topping the LP charts and producing its own pop chart hit single in Desafinado. It was the true beginning of the bossa nova craze, and introduced several standards of the genre (including Ary Barroso's Bahia and Antonio Carlos Jobim's Desafinado and Samba de Uma Nota Só [aka One Note Samba]). But above all, Jazz Samba stands on its own artistic merit as a shimmering, graceful collection that's as subtly advanced -- in harmony and rhythm -- as it is beautiful. Getz and his co-billed partner, guitarist Charlie Byrd -- who was actually responsible for bringing bossa nova records to the U.S. and introducing Getz to the style -- have the perfect touch for bossa nova's delicate, airy texture. For his part, Byrd was one of the first American musicians to master bossa nova's difficult, bubbling syncopations, and his solos are light and lilting. Meanwhile, Getz's playing is superb, simultaneously offering a warm, full tone and a cool control of dynamics; plus, Byrd's gently off-kilter harmonies seem to stimulate Getz's melodic inventiveness even more than usual. But beyond technique, Getz intuitively understands the romanticism and the undercurrent of melancholy inherent in the music, and that's what really made Jazz Samba such a revelatory classic. Absolutely essential for any jazz collection.
-All Music Guide1. Desafinado
2. Samba Dees Days
3. O Pato
4. Samba Triste
5. Samba de Uma Nota So
6. E Luxo So
7. Baia (A.K.A. Baia)
8. Samba De Uma Nota So (Big Bang Version)*
*Bonus Track$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Free JazzMastered from the Original Master Tapes
Features a Double Quartet: One Band in Each Stereo Channel with Two Simultaneously Playing Rhythm Sections
Features Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Freddie Hubbard Among Other Musicians
Modern improvisational jazz starts here. With one quartet placed in the left stereo channel and another situated in the right, Free Jazz unloads with two simultaneously playing rhythm sections and a 37-minute-plus title cut devised entirely on the spot.
Distinctive from the copycat attempts that followed, this 1960 magnum opus claims melody and harmony, solidifying Ornette Coleman's reputation as a compositional genius. Of course, the presence of Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro, Billy Higgins in the left channel and Coleman, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell in the right doesn't hurt.
Mastered from the original master tapes, ORG Music's analog edition has turned this classic into an audiophile spectacular. Due to the presentation of the recording in two distinct stereo channels, this album supremely benefits from the label's mastering efforts and decision to expand the music into wider grooves. Prepare for a mind-blowing experience.1. Free Jazz- Part 1
2. Free Jazz - Part 2
Ornette Coleman$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jazz TrackA reissue of two underrated Miles Davis sessions on one mono LP; Side One is the Miles Davis Quintet's soundtrack for the French film L'Ascenseuer Pour l'Echafaud while highlights from the Miles Davis Sextet's session on May 26, 1958 (Davis' 32nd birthday).1. GÉnÉrique
2. L'Assassinat De Carala
3. Sur L'Autoroute
4. Julien Dans L'Ascenseur
5. Florence Sur Les Champs-ÉlysÉes
6. Dîner Au Motel
7. Évasion De Julien
8. Visite Du Vigile
9. Au Bar Du Petit Bac
10. Chez Le Photographe Du Motel
11. On Green Dolphin Street
13. Stella By Starlight$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Jazz At Massey HallImport
180 Gram Vinyl
Live At Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada, May 15, 19531. Perdido
2. Salt Peanuts
3. All Things You Are
4. 52nd Street Theme
6. Hot House
7. A Night In Tunisia$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Feeling Of JazzMastered From Original Analog Tapes By Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman
Pressed On Audiophile-Grade 180 Gram Vinyl At Pallas Group In Germany
Contains Never-Before-Heard Ellington Originals
Features Exclusive Artwork and Packaging
Recorded at four different sessions in 1962 at Bell Studio, The Feeling of Jazz is one of the rarest titles America's greatest composer ever released, containing 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.
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. The album was mastered from the original analog tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.1. Taffy Twist
4. What Am I Here For
5. Take The 'A' Train
6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
8. Black And Tan Fantasy
9. The Feeling Of Jazz
10. Jump For Joy
11. I Let A Song... / Don't Get Around...$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jazz Samba (Awaiting Repress)Stan Getz presents Jazz Samba. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.1. Desafinado
2. Samba Dees Days
3. O Pato
4. Samba Triste
5. Samba De Uma Nota So
6. E Luxo So
8. Desafinado$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Feeling Of Jazz1962 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
4. What Am I Here For
5. Take the 'A' Train
6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
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$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jazz Party In StereoMastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
Originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, Jazz Party In Stereo contains a formidable gallery of jazz stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, and more!
The sometimes tender, sometimes shouting blues style of Jimmy Rushing provides nice contrast in one of the most varied and satisfying Ellington recordings ever.
Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets
Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
Audiophile 180 gram, 45rpm Vinyl
Pressed at RTI
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet
Ray Nance, trumpet
Clark Terry, trumpet
Cat Anderson, trumpet
Shorty Baker, trumpet
Andres Ford, trumpet
Johnny Hodges, saxophone
Paul Gonzalves, saxophone
Harry Carney, saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton, saxophone
Russell Procope, saxophone
Britt Woodman, trombone
Quentin Jackson, trombone
John Sanders, trombone
Duke Ellington, piano
Jimmy Jones, piano
Jimmy Woode, bass
Sam Woodyard, drums
Jimmy Rushing, vocalist
Morris Goldenberg, percussionist
George Gaber, percussionist
Elden C. Bailey, percussionist
Chauncey Morehouse, percussionist
Harry Breuer, percussionist
Robert M. Rosengarden, percussionist
Walter E. Rosenberger, percussionist
Bradley Spinney, percussionist
Milton Schlesinger, percussionist
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Malletoba Spank
2. Toot Suite:
Red Garter - Red Shoes - Red Carpet (Part 1)
Red Carpet (Part 2)
Red Carpet (Part 3)
3. Satin Doll
4. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
5. All Of Me
6. Tymperturbably Blue
7. Fillie Trillie
8. Hello Little Girl$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1520xDave Brubeck Quartet
Jazz Goes To CollegeImport
In the spring of 1954 Jazz-great Dave Brubeck did a tour of North American college campuses. Paul Desmond (alto sax), Bob Bates (bass), and Joe Dodge (drums) joined him and their support of Brubeck is uniformly flawless, ultimately producing what many consider as the most memorable music in the artist's cannon.
Indeed the genre gets schooled as the quartet leans in with striking energy and finesse. Enjoyed among college students in the 1950s and early 1960s both the tour and album brought Jazz to a whole new generation.1. Balcony Rock
2. Out Of Nowhere
3. Le Souk
4. Take The "a" Train
5. The Song Is You
6. Don't Worry 'bout Me
7. I Want To Be Happy$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jazz Composers Workshop #2Import
Originally released as two 10" albums called Jazzical Moods, Jazz Composers' Workshop #2, was the result of one of Mingus' famed Jazz Workshop sessions, held in December 1954 and featuring Thad Jones (trumpet), John LaPorta (clarinet, alto sax) Teo Macero (tenor / baritone sax), Jackson Wiley (cello), and Clem DeRosa (drums). Mingus intended the Workshop as an outlet for young jazz composers, who might otherwise not be given the opportunity to record their own material, including Mingus' own compositions which, along with one composition by Teo Macero, are given center stage here. This LP, also features Mingus' debut on piano.1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
2. Four Hands
3. The Spur Of The Moment / Echonitus
4. Stormy Weather
5. Minor Intrusion
7. Thrice Upon A Theme$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
20 Jazz Funk GreatsPressed On Limited Edition Green Colored Vinyl
Mute are delighted to announce a limited edition green LP reissue
of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial
music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.
The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis
P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something
"nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band -
white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers
on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy
Head, a notorious suicide spot.
20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and
disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs
like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith"
and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged
punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into
thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.
Pitchfork wrote that "20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking
up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously
frisky. Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz, the band
also takes touristic zig zags through exotica, rock and disco",
ultimately describing it as a "kitsch detour toward mutant disco".
Uncut Magazine wrote that "musically, it turned away from the
precipice; not exactly jazz and funk, but sublimating TG's noise
elements within electronic rhythms and proto-exotica." Dusted
Magazine described the album as "a deliberate attempt to toy
with the ideas behind marketing strategy and the purpose of
Pitchfork ranked 20 Jazz Funk Greats at number 91 in its list of
the 100 greatest albums of the 1970s. UK magazine Fact named
it the best album of the 1970s, writing that "This album is a
rupture. It's an open crack into the unpronounceable dimensions
into which tumble important streams of 20th century pop, art
and underground culture, to seethe around each other, mingling,
festering, sprouting new and unpredictable forms which in turn
would ooze out to infest vast sections of what comes after."1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
2. Beachy Head
3. Still Walking
5. Convincing People
7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
10. What A Day
11. Six Six Sixties$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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.
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
This title is not eligible for discount.1. À la Mode
4. You Don't Know What Love Is
5. I Hear a Rhapsody
6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jazz Composers WorkshopImport
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
8. Rose Geranium
9. Getting Together
10. Body & Soul$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chicago Jazz Festival 1990Classic late period festival show from Miles' final tour.
Miles Davis is backed by Kenny Garrett on alto saxophone and flute, Kei Agaki on synths, Richard Patterson on bass, Ricky Wellman on drums, Erin Davis (Mile's youngest son, incorrectly announced as John Bigham) on electronic percussion, and John "Foley" McCreary, Jr. on "lead bass" - a custom Blue Marble instrument tuned almost an octave higher than a standard model to fill the role of a lead guitarist.
The choice of material was equally as curious and exciting, consisting of one cut apiece from 1983's Star People and 1989's Amandla, a few numbers previously un-released on studio recordings, and a trio of covers - Scritti Politti's 'Perfect Way,' Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and Michael Jackson's 'Human Nature.'
Despite rumors of failing health during this period, Miles' playing is just as sharp and energetic as ever it was, and his band expertly blend together a complex mixture of jazz, funk and fusion.
Broadcast live on local radio for those unable to attend, this release captures the group's full set providing a snapshot of a jazz great giving one of the finest performances of his late career. Sadly, there were scant opportunities left for such as little more than a year after performing the show, now available here for the first time, Miles Davis passed away at the age of 65.LP 1
1. Perfect Way
2. Star People
1. The Senate / Me And You
2. Human Nature
3. Time After Time
5. Announcements$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now