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  • Blue Rose (Pure Pleasure) Blue Rose (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blue Rose (Pure Pleasure)

    One of Rosemary Clooney's best records, and one of Duke's more accessible offerings, combined on one LP. The recorded output of the 1950's didn't get much more satisfying than this. Duke's music was always very sophisticated and this time it's even more obvious with a presence of such a talented singer as Rosemary Clooney. The songs are marvelous and she sounds young, fresh and sexy (ladylike sexy). In Blue Rose, not only are Clooney's vocals outstanding, but the arrangements are some of the prettiest of jazz.



    The band swings simply and sweetly, though still thoroughly in the Duke style. As if to make the point that the band is the 'other' star of this recording, there's one instrumental here - Passion Flower (Johnny Hodges on sax never sounded more sure of himself). Its inclusion in the program, without a vocal from Clooney, is at first bizarre - but seems to make sense within the context of the album.



    The fascinating album notes explain why and how separate tracks for Rosemary Clooney and Duke Ellington's orchestra had to be laid down. One would never realize that singer and orchestra were not together. They are totally in sync. This is not big, belting jazz; this is sophisticated, late night, intimate singing and playing. This is one of the most memorable pairings of a 'popular' singer with a jazz giant; ranking with the first Sinatra-Basie album and the Coltrane-Hartman session.




    Musicians:



    • Rosemary Clooney (vocal)

    • Duke Ellington (piano, arranger)

    • Billy Strayhorn (arranger)

    • Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (alto saxophone)

    • Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (trumpet)

    • Gordon Jackson (trombone)

    • Jimmy Woode (bass)

    • Sam Woodyard (drums)




    Recording: January and February 1956




    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. Hey Baby
    2. Sophisticated Lady

    3. Me and You
    4. Passion Flower
    5. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
    6. Grievin
    7. Blue Rose
    8. Im Checkin OutGoombye

    9. I Got It Bad
    10. Mood Indigo
    Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington
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  • United We Swing United We Swing Quick View

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    United We Swing

    Celebrating the red, white, and Blues! Recorded between 2003 and 2007, United We Swing finds an unparalleled array of music talent that collectively boasts 94 Grammy Awards joining Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis (a nine-time Grammy Award winner himself) and some of the world's top jazz musicians to perform blues-inflected versions of iconic American repertoire.


    Those one-night-only, live performances have never been released before. They include Lenny Kravitz performing Marsalis's hypnotizing, New Orleans-inflected arrangement of Kravitz's own song, "Are You Gonna Go My Way"; Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks uniting for a stirring, infectious take on Civil Rights anthem "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"; Bob Dylan adding harmonica licks to a deeply felt, in-the-pocket rendition of "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"; and Ray Charles taking the stage for one of his final performances to play "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town."Together these artists raise their voices to highlight jazz's importance to America's cultural heritage and to remind us that, even in divided times, music can unite us all. All proceeds from the album will go toward Jazz at Lincoln Center's education programs, which introduce thousands of children to jazz each year.


    FEATURED SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS:


    • Audra McDonald
    • Blind Boys of Alabama Bob Dylan
    • Carrie Smith
    • Eric Clapton
    • James Taylor
    • Jimmy Buffett
    • John Legend
    • John Mayer
    • Lenny Kravitz
    • Lyle Lovett
    • Natalie Merchant
    • Ray Charles
    • Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
    • Willie Nelson
    1. The Last Time feat. Blind Boys of Alabama
    2.It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry feat. Bob Dylan
    3. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town feat. Ray Charles
    4. I'm Not Rough feat. Eric Clapton
    5. Creole Love Call feat. Audra McDonald
    6. Milk Cow Blues feat. Willie Nelson
    7. I'm Gonna Find Another You feat. John Mayer
    8. My Baby Don't Tolerate feat. Lyle Lovett
    9. The Worst Thing feat. Natalie Merchant
    10. Please Baby Don't feat. John Legend
    11. Mean Old Man feat. James Taylor
    12. Are You Gonna Go My Way feat. Lenny Kravitz
    13. Fool's Paradise feat. Jimmy Buffett
    14. Empty Bed Blues feat. Carrie Smith
    15. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free feat. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
    16.What Have You Done?
    Wynton Marsalis Septet
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  • The Hawk Swings The Hawk Swings Quick View

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    The Hawk Swings

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    Recorded in NYC, and featuring Coleman Hawkins (tenor), Thad Jones (trumpet), George Duvivier (bass), Eddie Costa (piano and vibes), and Osie Johnson (drums), this brilliant LP is proof that in 1960 Hawkins was in prime form, and still making significant contributions to the genre 35 years after making his first record! Not only was Hawkins (born in 1904) a pioneer of the tenor saxophone, transforming the instrument from an obscure novelty instrument into one of the primary instruments of jazz, he also accompanied and propelled the saxophone throughout its many stylistic changes, as jazz itself developed and changed in the ensuing decades.

    1. Cloudy
    2. Almost Dawn
    3. Stake Out
    4. Cross Town
    5. Shadows
    Coleman Hawkins
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  • Man From U.N.C.L.E. Orginal Soundtrack Man From U.N.C.L.E. Orginal Soundtrack Quick View

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    Man From U.N.C.L.E. Orginal Soundtrack

    Import

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve / 4-page Booklet


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.


    Ivor Novello winning and multi-BAFTA nominated composer Daniel Pemberton (a.o. The Awakening and the Sundance Jury winning Enemies Of The People) created an exciting soundtrack with relaxing lounge instrumentals full of Jazz and Swing elements. Moreover the soundtrack contains seven original classics as Compared To What by Roberta Flack or Take Care Of Business by Nina Simone. Pemberton has also scored countless Emmy, BAFTA, Grierson and RTS winning comedies, documentaries and lifestyle shows and worked with Oscar winning directors and editors.


    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. also stars Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), Elisabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), with Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) and Hugh Grant as Waverly.

    LP1
    1. Compared To What
    2. Out Of The Garage
    3. His Name Is Napoleon Solo
    4. Escape From East Berlin
    5. Jimmy, Renda Se
    6. Mission: Rome
    7. The Vinciguerra Affair
    8. Bugs, Beats And Bowties
    9. Cry To Me
    10. Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days
    11. Signori Toileto Italiano
    12. Breaking In (searching The Factory)


    LP2
    1. Breaking Out (the Cowboy Escapes)
    2. Che Vuole Questa Musica Stasera
    3. Into The Lair (betrayal, Pt. I)
    4. Laced Drinks (betrayal, Pt. Ii)
    5. Il Mio Regno
    6. Circular Story
    7. The Drums Of War
    8. Take You Down
    9. We Have Location
    10. A Last Drink
    11. Take Care Of Business
    12. The Unfinished Kiss

    Daniel Pemberton
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  • Swing's The Thing Swing's The Thing Quick View

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    Swing's The Thing

    Import


    180 Gram Vinyl


    Includes Bonus Track

    1. Las Vegas Blues
    2. Harlem Nocturne
    3. Can't We Be Friends
    4. Achtung
    5. Have You Met Miss Jones
    6. Lullaby Of The Leaves
    7. Groovin'*


    *Bonus Track

    Illinois Jacquet
    $27.99
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  • Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Quick View

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    Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson

    1959's Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson brings together two of the greatest stylists in American musical history. Here, in a program of timeless songs, pianist Oscar Peterson proves to be the perfect foil, his effortless swing an excellent set-up for the unhurried scoops, slurs and bent notes of tenor saxophone balladeer Ben Webster. Supporting musicians include Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. On par with Webster's classic Soulville.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Touch of Your Pips
    2. When Your Lover has Gone
    3. Bye Bye Blackbird
    4. How Deep Is The Ocean (How High is The Sky)
    5. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    6. Sunday
    7. This Can't Be Love
    Ben Webster
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti Quick View

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    Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti

    17 years strong, Sexmob are a venerable New York City music institution. The band's four founding members-Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen-defy genre, instead replacing it with their own inimitable musical language. It's fitting then that for their first new album in over seven years, Sexmob would choose to re-imagine the music of Nino Rota. It was Rota's imaginative compositions that set the tone for the surrealist films of the legendary director Federico Fellini. The Italian filmmaker once said, My films, like my life, are summed up in circus, spaghetti, sex, and cinema. Thus accordingly Sexmob have dubbed their tribute, Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti. The 13-track collection is a welcome return to form by these giants of the NYC downtown scene as they dive headlong into Rota's iconic Fellini film melodies. The quartet fearlessly blows apart musical parameters whether steering the arrangements through gutbucket swing or igniting them with New Orleans brass band second-line fervor; dubbing them out into ether or blasting them with punk jazz abandon. These classic themes are the perfect foil for Sexmob's improvisational psychedelia, old world beauty and hypnotic groove.
    1. Amacord
    2. Il Teatrino Delle Suore (Juliet of the Spirits)
    3. La Strada
    4. Volpina (Amacord)
    5. Paparazzo (La Dolce Vita)
    6. Toby Dammit's Last Act (Spirits of the Dead)
    7. La Dolce Vita
    8. Zamparo (La Strada)
    9. Nadia Gray (La Dolce Vita)
    10. The Grand Hotel (Amacord)
    11. Gelsomina (La Strada)
    12. I Vitelloni
    Sexmob
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  • Come Swing With Me! Come Swing With Me! Quick View

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    Come Swing With Me!

    2015 marks the Frank Sinatra Centennial with active celebrations all year long. Recorded in 1961 and arranged by Billy May, this was Sinatra's final swing session for Capitol Records.
    1. Day By Day
    2. Sentimental Journey
    3. Almost Like Being In Love
    4. Five Minutes More
    5. American Beauty Rose
    6. Yes Indeed!
    7. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    8. Don't Take Your Love From Me
    9. That Old Black Magic
    10. Lover
    11. Paper Doll
    12. I've Heard That Song Before
    Frank Sinatra
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  • Swing Easy Swing Easy Quick View

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    Swing Easy

    Swing Easy! is Frank's second Capitol release and is a companion piece to the Songs For Young Lovers 10" (his
    first Capitol release). The two "albums" were later combined into one "2-fer" which is still active today (on CD). It features classic performances of well-known standards including "All Of Me," "Just One Of Those Things," "Get
    Happy" and more!
    1. Just One Of Those Things
    2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter)
    3. Sunday
    4. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
    5. Taking A Chance On Love
    6. Jeepers Creepers
    7. Get Happy
    8. All Of Me
    Frank Sinatra
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  • Subtle Swing Subtle Swing Quick View

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    Subtle Swing

    Hank Garland's Subtle Swing LP, now sporting a sparkling new, period-era cover worthy of the album's greatness. A former country picker, Garland excelled when he decided to cut some jazz sides, accompanied here by vibraphone prodigy Gary Burton in a set that emphasizes Garland's knack for understated yet warm improvisational flourishes. We tracked down the vintage Sesac master tapes and are reissuing it on LP gems in lush 180-gram vinyl.
    1. What Am I To Do
    2. Not For Me
    3. You're Here Again
    4. Just For Tonight
    5. Pop Goes The Weasel
    6. It's Love Of Course
    7. Unless You're In Love
    8. Close Your Eyes
    9. Rainy Afternoon
    10. Call D. Law
    Hank Garland
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  • Capuchin Swing Capuchin Swing Quick View

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    Capuchin Swing

    Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat King Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!


    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like Francisco and Condition Blue and choice renditions of Just for Now and Don't Blame Me. McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.-- Stephen Cook


    Musicians:

    Jackie McLean: Alto Saxophone

    Blue Mitchell: Trumpet

    Walter Bishop, Jr.: Piano

    Art Taylor: Drums



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
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  • Capuchin Swing Capuchin Swing Quick View

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    Capuchin Swing

    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like Francisco and Condition Blue and choice renditions of Just for Now and Don't Blame Me. McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.
    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
    $19.99
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  • Fuchsia Swing Song Fuchsia Swing Song Quick View

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    Fuchsia Swing Song

    During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. This album is one of five new reissues that were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations.


    Recorded in 1964 immediately after leaving the Miles Davis Quintet, Sam Rivers' Fuchsia Swing Song is one of the more auspicious debuts the label released in the mid-'60s. Rivers was a seasoned session player (his excellent work on Larry Young's Into Somethin' is a case in point) and a former member of Herb Pomeroy's Big Band before he went out with Davis. By the time of his debut, Rivers had been deep under the influence of Coltrane and Coleman, but wasn't willing to give up the blues just yet. Hence the sound on Fuchsia Swing Song is one of an artist who is at once very self-assured, and in transition.


    Using a rhythm section that included Tony Williams (whose Life Time he had guested on), pianist Jaki Byard, and bassist Ron Carter, Rivers took the hard bop and blues of his roots and poured them through the avant-garde colander. Today, players like Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, and James Carter do it all the time, but in 1964 it was unheard of. You either played hard bop or free; Davis' entire modal thing hadn't even completely blasted off yet. The title and opening track is a case in point.


    Rivers opens with an angular figure that is quickly translated by the band into sweeping, bopping blues. Rivers legato is lightning quick and his phrasing touches upon Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Coleman, and Coltrane, but his embouchure is all his. He strikes the balance and then takes off on both sides of the aisle. Byard's comping is actually far more than that, building in rhythmic figures in striated minors just behind the tenor. Downstairs Blues Upstairs sounds, initially anyway, like it might have come out of the Davis book so deep is its blue root. But courtesy of Byard and Williams, Rivers goes to the left after only four choruses, moving onto the ledge a bit at a time, running knotty arpeggios through the center of the melody and increasingly bending his notes into succeeding intervals while shifting keys and times signatures


    He never goes completely over the edge as he would on his later Blue Note dates. The most difficult cut on the date is Luminous Monolith, with its swing-like figure introducing the melody. Eight bars in, the syncopation of the rhythm sections begins a stutter stem around the time and then the harmony with Byard building dense chords for Rivers to jump off of. On the Connoisseur Series CD (shame on Blue Note once again for making some of its best outside records limited editions; titles like this should be as readily available as Horace Silver's Song for My Father, but the label had been playing it ever so safe for a while and making fans buy the limited number of titles over and again) there are alternate takes of Luminous Monolith and three more of Downstairs Blues Upstairs, making it a very worthwhile look at the entire session.


    This is a highly recommended date. Rivers never played quite like this again.


    - Thom Jurek

    1. Fuchsia Swing Song

    2. Downstairs Blues Upstairs

    3. Cyclic Episode
    4. Luminous Monolith

    5. Beatrice
    6. Ellipsis
    Sam Rivers
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  • Rights Of Swing (Pure Pleasure) Rights Of Swing (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Rights Of Swing (Pure Pleasure)

    This Candid recording is such a major success that it is surprising that altoist Phil Woods has rarely recorded in this context. The all-star octet not only features the altoist/leader but trumpeter Benny Bailey, trombonist Curtis Fuller, baritone saxophonist Sahib Shihab, the innovative French horn player Julius Watkins (a major factor in this music), pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Buddy Catlett, and drummer Osie Johnson. This set consists entirely of Woods' five-part Rights of Swing suite, which clocks in around 38 minutes. The colourful arrangements use the distinctive horns in inventive fashion and the music (which leaves room for many concise solos) holds one's interest throughout. One of Phil Woods' finest recordings, it's a true gem.




    Musicians:



    • Phil Woods (alto saxophone)

    • Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone)

    • Benny Bailey (trumpet)

    • Curtis Fuller, Willie Dennis (trombone)

    • Julius Watkins (french horn)

    • Tommy Flanagan (piano)

    • Buddy Catlett (bass)

    • Osie Johnson, Granville Roker (drums)




    Recording: January and February 1961 at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York, 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. Prelude And Part I
    2. Part II (Ballad)
    3. Part III (Waltz)
    4. Part IV (Scherzo)
    5. Part V (Presto)
    Phil Woods Quartet
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Swing In The Films Of Woody Allen Swing In The Films Of Woody Allen Quick View

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    Swing In The Films Of Woody Allen

    Import


    This release presents the finest jazz performances featured in the soundtracks of Woody Allen's films.


    Screenwriter, director, actor, author, comedian, and jazz musician (clarinet), Allen has also played a fundamental role in expanding jazz culture by showcasing historical jazz recordings in the soundtracks to his movies. This album concentrates on this jazz legacy, and presents the exact historical recordings used by Allen in sixteen of his films

    1. Si Tu Vois Ma Mère - Sidney Bechet (from Midnight In Paris)
    2. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year - Red Garland Trio (from Whatever Works)
    3. Lil' Darlin' - Count Basie (from Mighty Aphrodite)
    4. My Ideal - Art Tatum (from September)
    5. If I Had You - Benny Goodman (from Hannah And Her Sisters)
    6. I Got Rhythm - Teddy Wilson (from Celebrity)
    7. Liebestraum #3 - Django Reinhardt (from Sweet And Lowdown)
    8. I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James (from Hannah And Her Sisters)
    9. Manhattan - Carmen Cavallaro (from Mighty Aphrodite)
    10. I Can't Get Started - Lester Young (from Anything Else)
    11. The Way You Look Tonight - Erroll Garner (from Deconstructing Harry)
    12. Take Five - Paul Desmond (from Mighty Aphrodite)
    Various Artists
    $27.99
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  • Love Swings Love Swings Quick View

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    Love Swings

    Numbered Limited Edition



    1961 Album of Standards Established Darin As A Sophisticated Singer



    Concept Effort Divided Into Halves That Explore the Emotional Gamut of Romance: One Side Upbeat, the Other Heartbreaking



    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (Best Record Plant in America): Darins Voice, Torrie Zitos Orchestral Arrangements Set Up Shop In Your Listening Room



    Bobby Darin didnt want to be simply known as the singer that scored the novelty hit Splish Splash. Determined to be recognized as a top-tier vocalist on par with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, the Bronx native set out to put an authoritative stamp on pop standards. And did just that with Love Swings. Divided into two conceptual halves, the 1961 masterpiece is the singers defining statement, a splendidly effective and smartly performed record that addresses the wild emotional fluctuations associated with romance and finds Darin nailing every note.



    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in North America), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents Darins buoyant album with all the brassiness, boldness, and lushness any fan of vocal pop music would ever want. His voice is transparent and immediate, the diversified instrumental arrangements are placed in sharp relief, the songs replete with airiness, warmth, and the sough-after breath of life. The sound is so good that this somewhat-forgotten LP should now finally gain the recognition its long deserved.



    Yes, love swings, but like a pendulum: back and forth, state the records liner notes, explaining the concept behind a set that is split into two thematically connected halves. On the first side, Darin delves into the giddy feelings and incredible happiness associated with romances first bloom. Infatuation, devotion, and gaiety take hold, Darin conveying every ounce of joy and pleasure tied to gliding, uptempo staples such as Rodgers and Harts I Didnt Know What Time It Was and the lounge-bound sway of Long Ago (And Far Away). Darins voice, and his ebullient support band (conducted by Torrie Zito), epitomize glee, delight, and bliss.



    On the flip side, Darin, ever the realist and proving himself capable of sophisticated material, probes loves disillusions and heartache with incredible panache. The pace slows, the mood darkens, and the lights dim. Zitos orchestrations embrace denser, more poignant tones, and Darin delivers sad, aching tunes like In Love In Vain and Something to Remember You By with stunning realism and haunting impact. Its as cohesive of a vocal performance as youll hear from the era, a journey that takes you from the highs to the lows, and everything in between.



    Yes, the human voice is the most difficult element to accurately reproduce on record. Yet Mobile Fidelitys Silver Label LP does wonders with this Darin classic, opening up the highs, clearing out a previously foggy midrange, and, as importantly, restoring to print in analog a vocal tour de force. Unavailable on vinyl for eons, Love Swings demands to be heard on this sumptuously remastered LP, which runs circles around its digital brethren.



    About Silver Series: New from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series will feature an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl will be pressed at RTI on audiophile-grade standard vinyl and will be numbered limited-editions. Future releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical horizons with the Silver Label!


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    1. Long Ago and Far Away
    2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    3. How About You
    4. The More I See You
    5. It Had To Be You
    6. No Greater Love
    7. In Love Vain
    8. Just Friends
    9. Something To Remember You By
    10. Skylark
    11. Spring Is Here
    12. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
    Bobby Darin
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    Swing's The Thing

    ...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


    Illinois Jacquet's 1956 album Swing's The Thing features Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones.


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    1. Las Vegas Blues
    2. Can't We Be Friends
    3. Achtung
    4. Have You Met Miss Jones
    5. Lullaby of the Leaves
    Illinois Jacquet
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    Wishes You A Swinging Christmas

    Faithful vinyl reissue of Ella's 1960 Verve holiday albumfeaturing "Frosty The Snow Man," "Winter Wonderland," "Sleigh Ride" and manymore! A swingin'
    yuletide tradition for over 50 years!
    1. Jingle Bells
    2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    4. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
    5. Sleigh Ride
    6. The Christmas Song
    7. Good Morning Blues
    8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
    9. Winter Wonderland
    10. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    11. Frosty The Snow Man
    12. White Christmas
    Ella Fitzgerald
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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
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    Swinging Doors / The Bottle Let Me Down

    The #1 country album of 1966, includes the hits Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down


    Merle Haggard's third album, Swinging Doors / The Bottle Let Me Down, was assembled from a variety of singles and session like its two predecessors, but it contained a stronger overall selection of material than either album. In addition to the two masterpieces from which the album took its name, the record included a terrific version of Tommy Collins' High On A Hilltop, and plus excellent songs like The Girl Turned Ripe, If I Could Be Him, and Someone Else You've Known.

    -AllMusic

    1. Swinging Doors
    2. If I Could Be Him
    3. The Longer You Wait
    4. I'll Look You Over
    5. I Can't Stand Me
    6. That Girl Turned Ripe
    7. The Bottle Let Me Down
    8. No More You And Me
    9. Somebody Else You've Known
    10. High On A Hilltop
    11. This Town's Not Big Enough
    12. Shade Tree (Fix-It Man)
    Merle Haggard
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    Swing, Swang, Swingin' (Discontinued)

    Prior to 1959, Jackie McLean was an important young Turk whose sharp tone and intense style on alto grew out of Charlie Parker yet were very much his own. Growing up in New York, his neighbors included such friends as Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins. By 1951 he was recording with Miles Davis and other associations in the 1950s included Charles Mingus and two years with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. But all of that was a prelude to his recording 21 brilliant, explorative and frequently explosive albums for Blue Note during 1959-67. While McLean became one of the first jazz musicians of his generation to stretch beyond hard bop into freer explorations inspired by Ornette Coleman, Swing, Swang, Swingin' is a straight ahead affair in which he mostly puts his stamp on standards. Few versions of Let's Face The Music And Dance and I Love You have ever had this much intensity and, when McLean digs into the ballad What's New, he gives it a fiery passion that had never been heard before. Jackie McLean not only swings and swangs but he burns with the urgency, agony and ecstasy of the 1960s.



    Features:



    • Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!

    • Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech

    • Cut at 45rpm for Better Sound!

    • Pressed on two 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI

    • Limited Edition

    • Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    • Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution


    Musicians:



    • Jackie McLean, alto saxophone

    • Walter Bishop Jr., piano

    • Jimmy Garrison, bass

    • Art Taylor, drums 


     



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    1. What's New
    2. Let's Face the Music and Dance
    3. Stable Mates
    4. I'll Remember You
    5. I Love You
    6. I'll Take Romance
    7. 116th and Lenox
    Jackie McLean
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    Pacifisticuffs (Awaiting Repress)

    Diablo Swing Orchestra is a Swedish avant-garde metal band formed in 2003.


    The band mixes numerous influences from heavy metal, various metal subgenres including progressive and
    symphonic, classical music, and jazz.


    Pacifisticuffs is the band's fourth studio album.

    1.Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)
    2.The Age Of Vulture Culture
    3.Superhero Jagganath
    4.Vision Of The Purblind
    5.Lady Clandestine Chainbreaker
    6.Jigsaw Hustle
    7.Pulse Of The Incipient
    8.Ode To The Innocent
    9.Interruption
    10.Cul-De-Sac Semantics
    11.Karma Bonfire
    12.Climbing The Eyewall
    13.Porch Of Perception
    Diablo Swing Orchestra
    $25.99
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    Blues & Roots

    Blues & Roots is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960. Mingus explained the birth of this record in the album's liner notes: This record is unusual-it presents only one part of my musical world, the blues. A year ago, Nesuhi ErtegÜn suggested that I record an entire blues album in the style of Haitian Fight Song (in Atlantic LP 1260), because some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn't swing enough. He wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: churchy, blues, swinging, earthy. I thought it over. I was born swinging and clapped my hands in church as a little boy, but I've grown up and I like to do things other than just swing. But blues can do more than just swing. So I agreed. (via Wikipedia)
    1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
    2. Cryin' Blues
    3. Moanin'
    4. Tensions
    5. My Jelly Roll Soul
    6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
    Charles Mingus
    $21.99
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    Soul Message

    A successful combination of swinging boogaloo rhythms and sincere, soulful soloing, Soul Message is an enduring good-time record and a true gem in
    organist Richard "Groove" Holmes' illustrious career. Recorded in 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, this set more than lives up to
    "Groove's" middle name as the combo of Holmes, guitarist Gene Edwards, and drummer Jimmie Smith swing with carefree ease through two originals
    and four jazz standbys, including a smash hit version of "Misty." Jazz fans in search of some seriously swinging organ jazz need look no further than Soul
    Message - now available on vinyl.
    1. Groove's Groove
    2. Daahoud
    3. Misty
    4. Song For My Father
    5. The Things We Did Last Summer
    6. Soul Message
    Richard Groove Holmes
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