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  • Willie's Blues Willie's Blues Quick View

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    Willie's Blues

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Since the early 1950s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and many others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a highly compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959. Besides his unique interpretations of "Nervous" and "Built for Comfort," it includes eight lesser-known compositions from Dixon's prolific pen. It is unlike all other albums by Dixon, as he and Slim are accompanied, not by the usual crew of Chicago blues players, but by a group of New York mainstream jazzmen, including tenor saxophonist Hal Ashby, guitarist Wally Richardson and drummer Gus Johnson.


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    1. Nervous
    2. Good Understanding
    3. That's My Baby
    4. Slim's Thing
    5. That's All I Want Baby
    6. Don't You Tell Nobody
    7. Youth To You
    8. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
    9. Built For Comfort
    10. I Got A Razor
    11. Go Easy
    12. Move Me
    Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim
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  • From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure)

    One of Esther Phillips finest '70s releases, From A Whisper To A Scream is the first of seven albums the singer recorded for CTI offshoot Kudu. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, the December 1971 session also involved principal players such as bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Bernard Purdie, percussionist Airto, guitarists Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale, keyboardist Richard Tee, and saxophonists Hank Crawford and David Liebman. Setting the tone for Phillips' Kudu era, Whisper offers a series of spacious, yet fully arranged ballads of burning heartache, along with a handful of relatively funky numbers that do nothing to compromise her talent, dishing out loads of classy grit. It's a definite point of departure from the likes of Esther Phillips Sings and And I Love Him!, her field of contemporaries closer to Al Green and Aretha Franklin than before. She grabs onto Home Is Where The Hatred Is, Gil Scott-Heron's most harrowing rumination on drug dependency -- which, at that point, wasn't even a year old -- as if it were her very own, and it's all the more poignant given its parallels with her own life. (It's meaning was only compounded by her death in 1984.) Though there is absolutely nothing lacking in the album's more energetic moments, it's still the ballads that shine brightest, like the alternately fragile and explosive From A Whisper To A Scream (Allen Toussaint) and a staggering Baby, I'm for Real (Marvin and Anna Gordy, made popular by the Originals) so vulnerable yet commanding that it really should've closed the album.



    Musicians:



    • Esther Phillips (vocal)

    • Pee Wee Ellis (arranger, conductor)

    • Hank Crawford (alto saxophone)

    • David Liebman (bassoon, flute)

    • Eric Gale (guitar)

    • Gordon Edwards (bass)

    • Airto Moreira (percussion)

    • Bernard Purdie (drums)




    Recording: December 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor



    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. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    2. From A Whisper To A Scream
    3. To Lay Down Beside You
    4. That's All Right With Me
    5. 'tTll My Back Ain't Got No Bone
    6. Sweet Touch Of Love
    7. Baby, I'm For Real
    8. Your Love Is So Doggone Good
    9. Scarred Knees
    Esther Phillips
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  • Stone Flower Stone Flower Quick View

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    Stone Flower

    Pressed On Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas Group In Germany


    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    Recorded By Rudy Van Gelder And Produced By Creed Taylor


    Recorded in 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder's studio under the production auspices of Creed Taylor, the arrangement and conducting skills of Deodato, and the engineering expertise of Van Gelder himself, Jobim's Stone Flower is quite simply one of his most quietly stunning works. The album is a simply brilliant, velvety, late-night snapshot of Jobim at his peak. This 180gram vinyl reissue was mastered from analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas in Germany.

    1. Tereza My Love
    2. Children's Games
    3. Choro
    4. Brazil
    5. Stone Flower
    6. Amparo
    7. Andorinha
    8. God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun
    9. Sabia
    Antonio Carlos Jobim
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  • Englewood Cliffs Sessions Englewood Cliffs Sessions Quick View

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    Englewood Cliffs Sessions

    In legendary Jazz producer Rudy Van Gelder's studio's Englewood Cliff Sessions came to life; a Souljazz album by Dutch Jazz organist Rob Mostert.


    It's a truly buzzing album, too; Influenced by great artists such as Jimmy Smith, Jimy McCriff, J.S. Bach, en Herbie Hancock and inspired by his surroundings, Rob recorded an album with Rudy that howls, moans, and swings like no other.


    All the great music that was recorded there for labels such as Blue Note, Verve! and CTI seeped out of the walls and immersed Rob in a Smooth jazz esthetic.
    Beautiful Hammond Souljazz, now also available on vinyl!


    180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Gatefold sleeve

    Includes one bonus track Blues DeLuxe

    Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder (Blue Note Records)

    LP1
    Side A


    The D.O.G.
    Killer Bee
    Organic Moves


    Side B


    All I Need
    Hey Jop
    Song For My Daddy
    Sales Call


    LP2
    Side A


    Groove Control
    You Sexy Thang
    Back At The Chicken Shack


    Side B


    BluesDeLuxe
    Summertime
    Black Coffee
    J's Blues (Song For Julian)

    Rob Mostert
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  • Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet (Awaiting Repress) Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet (Awaiting Repress)

    Undeniably one of the best small bands in the history of jazz, the Miles Davis quintet of the mid-1950s made history at the Cafe Bohemia on Manhattan's Barrow Street and in the New Jersey studio of Rudy Van Gelder for Prestige. This is the 3rd in a series of four LPs taped in two marathon studio sessions, done in the style of sets at the Bohemia, producing music of high energy and immediacy. This is a mix of standards and originals, up-tempos and ballads, and a trio number, Ahmad's Blues. Miles is the sole survivor of this quintet but the music made in the mid-50's period will live forever. The excitement of the emerging John Coltrane; the informed, melodic swing of Red Garland; the tremendous snap and pop of the rhythm trio of Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, and Miles' poignancy and intense swing. Recording engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.

    1. It Never Entered My Mind
    2. Four
    3. In Your Own Sweet Way
    4. The Theme (take 1)
    5. Trane's Blues
    6. Ahmad's Blues
    7. Half Nelson
    8. The Theme (take 2)
    Miles Davis
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  • Red Garland's Piano Red Garland's Piano Quick View

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    Red Garland's Piano


    Special Vinyl Reissue In A Series Of Special 2014 Releases Commemorating The 65th Anniversary Of Prestige Records And The 90th Birthday Of Legendary
    Recording Engineer Rudy Van Gelder


    Red Garland's third session as a leader finds the distinctive pianist gliding deftly through eight standards (including Please Send Me Someone to Love,
    Stompin' at the Savoy, If I Were a Bell, and Almost Like Being in Love) with his inimitable chord voicings, melodic but creative ideas, and solid sense
    of swing. Joined by bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor, Garland plays up to his usual masterful level, making this an easily recommended
    session for fans of straight-ahead piano trio outings. Recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder, this special vinyl release is a must-have for casual fans
    and true jazz aficionados.

    1. Please Send Me Someone To Love
    2. Stompin' At The Savoy
    3. The Very Thought Of You
    4. Almost Like Being In Love
    5. If I Were A Bell
    6. I Know Why (And So Do You)
    7. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    8. But Not For Me
    Red Garland
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  • Blue & Sentimental Blue & Sentimental Quick View

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    Blue & Sentimental

    Ike Quebec's timeless, big-toned tenor was a frequent visitor to Rudy Van Gelder's studio in the early sixties. But this album from December 1961 with spare, soulful backing from Grant Green, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones is his masterpiece. The leaner setting works perfectly, evoking an aura of relaxation and monumentality, with the deepest blue of accents.


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    Ike Quebec
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  • Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants Quick View

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    Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants

    Here are tracks from one of the truly classic sessions, in which a combination of jazz giants gathered in Rudy Van
    Gelder's studio on a chilly Christmas Eve in 1954. With Thelonious Monk and three quarters of the Modern Jazz
    Quartet (Jackson, Heath, and Clarke) as his accomplices, Miles Davis blends sophisticated harmonic knowledge
    with raw, spontaneous invention to produce extraordinary music. This is a strong addition to any jazz collection.
    1. The Man I Love [Take 2]
    2. Swing Spring
    3. 'Round Midnight
    4. Bemsha Swing
    5. The Man I Love [Take 1]
    Miles Davis
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  • The Scene Changes The Scene Changes Quick View

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    The Scene Changes


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 5) was originally released by jazz pianist Bud Powell on Blue Note Records in 1959. It features a session Powell recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on December 28, 1958, with Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums.

    1. Cleopatra's Dream
    2. Duid Deed
    3. Down With It
    4. Danceland
    5. Borderick
    6. Crossin' The Channel
    7. Comin' Up
    8. Gettin' There
    9. The Scene Changes
    Bud Powell
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  • Saxophone Colossus Saxophone Colossus Quick View

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    Saxophone Colossus

    Saxophone Colossus is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It was recorded on June 22, 1956, with producers Bob Weinstock and Rudy Van Gelder at the latter's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Rollins led a quartet on the album that included pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach. Saxophone Colossus was released later that year by Prestige Records to critical success and helped establish Rollins as a prominent jazz artist.
    1. Saint Thomas
    2. You Don´t Know What Love Is
    3. Strode Rode
    4. Moritat
    5. Blue 7
    Sonny Rollins
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  • The Last Trane The Last Trane Quick View

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    The Last Trane

    The Last Trane is an album credited to jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1965 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7378. It is assembled from unissued results of three separate recording sessions at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1957 and 1958.


    Musicians:

    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone

    Donald Byrd - trumpet (tracks 1,4)

    Red Garland - piano (tracks 1,3,4)

    Paul Chambers - bass (tracks 1,3,4)

    Earl May - bass (track 2)

    Louis Hayes - drums (tracks 1,4)

    Art Taylor - drums (tracks 2,3)

    Side A:


    1. Lover

    2. Slowtrane


    Side B:


    1. By The Numbers

    2. Come Rain Or Shine

    John Coltrane
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  • Maiden Voyage Maiden Voyage Quick View

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    Maiden Voyage


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Arguably one of Herbie Hancock's greatest album from the '60s, Maiden Voyage is his fifth album, recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in 1965. Featuring five
    original Hancock compositions, Maiden Voyage features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor sax, Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on
    bass and Anthony Williams on drums. In 1999 Maiden Voyage was inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame. Remastered by Alan Yoshida, Maiden
    Voyage will be reissued on vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records
    President, Don Was.

    1. Maiden Voyage
    2. The Eye Of The Hurricane
    3. Little One
    4. Survival Of The Fittest
    5. Dolphin Dance

    Herbie Hancock
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  • Stardust Stardust Quick View

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    Stardust

    Prestige Records is proud to re-issue the classic Coltrane album Stardust, originally released in 1963. The album actually consists of two separate
    recording sessions that took place at the studio of the legendary Rudy Van Gelder in 1958. The incredible line up for these sessions included, in addition
    to John Coltrane on tenor saxophone . Wilbur Harden on flugelhorn and trumpet; Freddie Hubbard also on trumpet; Red Garland on piano; Paul
    Chambers on bass; Jimmy Cobb on drums; and Arthur Taylor also on drums. This re-issue is truly a jazz classic that is not to be missed in any collection!
    1. Stardust
    2. Time After Time
    3. Love Thy Neighbors
    4. Then I'll Be Tired Of You
    John Coltrane
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  • Blue Moods Blue Moods Quick View

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    Blue Moods

    A short, but intensely cool set from a formidable quintet led by Miles Davis and featuring Teddy Charles on vibes, Elvin Jones on drums, Charles Mingus
    on double bass, and Britt Woodman on trombone. Recorded in 1955 by legendary engineer Rudy Van Gelder at his studio in Hackensack, NJ, Blue
    Moods is the epitome of '50s cool jazz. A laid-back, introspective set, the tracks ebb and flow as Davis' trademark mellow-tone weaves deftly through
    Charles' vibe chording, which drifts across the sonic pallet like harmonic clouds. An absolute must-have for fans of the cool jazz genre, Blue Moods is ice
    cold - an absolute treasure on vinyl.
    1. Nature Boy
    2. Alone Together
    3. There's No You
    4. Easy Living
    Miles Davis
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  • At Ease With Coleman Hawkins At Ease With Coleman Hawkins Quick View

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    At Ease With Coleman Hawkins

    Recorded in 1960 by the inimitable Rudy Van Gelder at his studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, At Ease With Coleman Hawkins finds tenor saxophonist
    Coleman Hawkins (nicknamed Hawk) effortlessly gliding through eight outstanding tracks in his trademark breathy tone. Miles Davis once said, "When I
    heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads," and At Ease shows why - at every turn - Hawkins blows with cool, understated beauty. Joined for this date by
    Tommy Flanagan on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums, Hawk turns in a laid-back, dream-like suite of ballads worthy of a
    spot in every sophisticated jazz fan's LP collection.
    1. For You, For Me, For Evermore
    2. While We're Young
    3. Then I'll Be Tired Of You
    4. Mighty Like A Rose
    5. At Dawning
    6. Trouble Is A Man
    7. Poor Butterfly
    8. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
    Coleman Hawkins
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  • Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Quick View

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    Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!

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


    Musicians:

    Lee Morgan (trumpet)

    Curtis Fuller (trombone)

    Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    Robert H. "Bobby" Timmons (piano)

    Jymie Merritt (bass)

    Art Blakey (drums)


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



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    1. À la Mode
    2. Invitation
    3. Circus
    4. You Don't Know What Love Is
    5. I Hear a Rhapsody
    6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    Art Blakey
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  • Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Quick View

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    Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!

    Import


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


    Musicians:

    Lee Morgan (trumpet)

    Curtis Fuller (trombone)

    Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    Robert H. "Bobby" Timmons (piano)

    Jymie Merritt (bass)

    Art Blakey (drums)


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

    1. Alamode
    2. Invitation
    3. Circus
    4. You Don't Know What Love Is
    5. I Hear A Rhapsody
    6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
    Art Blakey
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  • Screamin' The Blues Screamin' The Blues Quick View

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    Screamin' The Blues

    This album is one in a series of special 2014 releases commemorating the 65th anniversary of Prestige Records and the 90th birthday of legendary
    recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.


    Tenor and alto saxophonist Oliver Nelson meets Eric Dolphy (alto, bass clarinet and flute) on this exciting sextet session with trumpeter Richard Williams,
    pianist Richard Wyands, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Roy Haynes. Although Dolphy is too unique and skilled to be overshadowed, Nelson
    certainly hold his own effectively matching Dolphy's wit and creative ideas. Newly reissued on vinyl, Screamin' The Blues is a 'MUST HAVE' addition to
    all jazz collections.

    1. Screamin' the Blues
    2. March On, March On
    3. The Drive
    4. The Meetin'
    5. Three Seconds
    6. Alto-It is
    Oliver Nelson
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  • Thelonious Monk Trio Thelonious Monk Trio Quick View

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    Thelonious Monk Trio

    Backed alternately by bassists Percy Heath and Gary Mapp and drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach, Monk pours forth his idiosyncratic virtuosity in this
    set of tunes recorded by the inimitable Rudy Van Gelder. Beautifully rendered, "Blue Monk" is the highlight of the album, adventurously combining
    disharmonic riffs within a melodic and very memorable structure. Monk's explorations conjure up images of a mathematician working out geometric
    patterns on the keyboard and evoke a sublime beauty as they build order out of chaos. Intimate, intense, and inspired, Thelonious Monk Trio is a must-have for those ready to dive into the genius of Monk.
    1. Blue Monk
    2. Just A Gigolo
    3. Bemsha Swing
    4. Reflections
    5. Little Rootie Tootie
    6. Sweet And Lovely
    7. Bye-Ya
    8. Monk's Dream
    9. Trinkle, Tinkle
    10. These Foolish Things
    Thelonious Monk
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  • At The Five Spot, Vol. 1 At The Five Spot, Vol. 1 Quick View

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    At The Five Spot, Vol. 1

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    One night during a one-time, two-week engagement at the Five Spot produced enough music of lasting merit for three albums. When Rudy Van Gelder took his portable equipment down to the fabled Cooper Square jazz club on July 16, 1961, he captured the interaction of an extraordinary quintet.


    Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis and Ed Blackwell had formed a cooperative group and, if LIttle had not died in October 1961, there is no doubt that it would have been a potent force in the music of the 1960s and beyond. Dolphy himself died in June 1964, after establishing himself as one of the important contemporary reedmen. Here his alto saxophone and bass clarinet and Little's trumpet explore three originals: The Prophet by Dolphy, Bee Vamp by Little, and Fire Waltz by Waldron. It's time caught in a bottle - music for the ages.


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    1. Fire Waltz
    2. Bee Vamp
    3. The Prophet
    4. Bee Vamp (alternate take)
    Eric Dolphy
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  • Whims of Chambers (Mono) Whims of Chambers (Mono) Quick View

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    Whims of Chambers (Mono)

    Blue Note Reissue


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    Paul Chambers' first album features an amazing lineup of John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones. A classic Blue Note session of what might be considered cerebral jazz.



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    Omicron
    Whims Of Chambers
    Nita
    We Six
    Dear Ann
    Tale Of The Fingers
    Just For The Love
    Paul Chambers
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    Soultrane

    Soultrane is the fourth album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1958 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7142. It was recorded at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack, New Jersey.


    The album is a showcase for Coltrane's late-1950s "sheets of sound" style, the term itself coined by critic Ira Gitler in the album's liner notes. Also featured is a long reading of Billy Eckstine's ballad standard "I Want to Talk About You", which Coltrane would revisit often during his career, most notably on the album Live at Birdland. Among the other tracks is the popular theme "Good Bait" by Tadd Dameron, and Fred Lacey's elegiac "Theme For Ernie". "You Say You Care" is from the Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.


    Musicians:

    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone

    Red Garland - piano

    Paul Chambers - bass

    Art Taylor - drums


    1. Good Bait

    2. I Want To Talk About You
    3. You Say You Care
    4. Theme For Ernie
    5. Russian Lullaby
    John Coltrane
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    Red Garland and Miles Davis had a symbiotic relationship. Red was such an important cog in the Davis quintet as a soloist, interactive accompanist and keeper of the repertory. Being in Miles' group gave Garland the exposure he otherwise would not have gotten. Once Garland's talent as a pianist, with a boundless repository of material in his head, was established, Prestige's Bob Weinstock signed him to a contract as a recording leader in his own right. With his Davis section-mate, Paul Chambers, on bass, and New York drummer Arthur Taylor, Garland formed a trio that met quite often in Rudy Van Gelder's studio. Groovy was the third in Red's trio series for Prestige and it has the usual fine mix of jazz standards, ballad standards, blues ballads and just plain blues. It is an object lesson in finding and maintaining a groove.


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    C-Jam Blues
    Gone Again
    Will You Still Be Mine?
    Willow Weep For Me
    What Can I Say Dear?
    Hey Now
    Red Garland Trio
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    Groovy: The Red Garland Trio

    Red Garland and Miles Davis had a symbiotic relationship. Red was such an important cog in the Davis quintet as a soloist, interactive accompanist and keeper of the repertory. Being in Miles' group gave Garland the exposure he otherwise would not have gotten. Once Garland's talent as a pianist, with a boundless repository of material in his head, was established, Prestige's Bob Weinstock signed him to a contract as a recording leader in his own right. With his Davis section-mate, Paul Chambers, on bass, and New York drummer Arthur Taylor, Garland formed a trio that met quite often in Rudy Van Gelder's studio. Groovy was the third in Red's trio series for Prestige and it has the usual fine mix of jazz standards, ballad standards, blues ballads and just plain blues. It is an object lesson in finding and maintaining a groove.
    C-Jam Blues
    Gone Again
    Will You Still Be Mine?
    Willow Weep For Me
    Hey Now
    Red Garland Trio
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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