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  • For True For True Quick View

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    For True

    Since the release of their Grammy-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their new Verve Forecast album, For True, offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews has dubbed Supafunkrock.

    The band: Mike Ballard on bass, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, Dwayne Williams on percussion, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax and Tim McFatter on tenor sax, stirs together old-school New Orleans jazz, funk and soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and hip-hop beats, and they've added some tangy new ingredients on For True as they keep pushing the envelope, exploring new musical territory.

    Andrews wrote or co-wrote all 14 tracks on the new album, including collaborating with the legendary Lamont Dozier on Encore, while this time playing as much trumpet as trombone, as well as organ, drums, piano, keys, synth bass and percussion. Indeed, he played every part on the swaying, Latin-tinged Unc. He's also come into his own as a singer, honoring the hallowed legacy of the great soul men of the 1960s and '70s. Like its predecessor, the new album turns on a rare combination of virtuosity and high-energy, party-down intensity.

    Among the special guests are longtime NOLA cohorts like Ivan and Cyril Neville (who bring their trademark sound to Nervis); Galactic's Ben Ellman, reprising his producer's role on Backatown (percussion on opener Buckjump, harmonica on Big 12) and Stanton Moore (drumming on Lagniappe Part 1 and Part 2); bounce rapper 5th Ward Weebie and the Rebirth Brass Band (who team up on Buckjump) and Troy's longtime friend Charles Smith (who adds percussion to the same track).

    The album also bears the fruit of more recent relationships Lenny Kravitz (who plays bass on Roses), has the longest-standing bond with Andrews, discovering the then-teenage prodigy in 2005 and taking him on tour with his band. Kid Rock (whose vocal is featured on Mrs. Orleans) came out to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at an outdoor show early this year in NOLA, and a month later Troy joined the star onstage at Jazz Fest.

    Andrews played with Warren Haynes (whose eruptive solo further heats up Encore) at his annual benefit and again at the guitarist's Mahalia Jackson Theatre all-star event during this year's Jazz Fest. Ledisi (who sings on Then There Was You), met Troy at the 2010 Grammys, later came out to see him in New Orleans and was later featured in a segment for the landmark Red Hot + New Orleans at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for which Andrews served as musical director. His relationship with Jeff Beck (check out his blistering solo on Do to Me) has also blossomed since the guitar legend came to Troy's late-night post-Jazz Fest show at Tipitina's in 2010.

    1. Buckjump
    2. Encore
    3. For True

    4. Do To Me
    5. Lagniappe (Part 1)
    6. The Craziest Thing
    7. Dumaine St.
    8. Mrs. Orleans
    9. Nervis
    10. Roses
    11. Big 12
    12. Unc
    13. Then There Was You
    14. Lagniappe (Part 2)
    Trombone Shorty
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  • Blue Train (Extra Track) Blue Train (Extra Track) Quick View

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    Blue Train (Extra Track)

    Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived personally for the label. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. Arguably one of the most influential titles from Coltrane and one of the greatest Blue Note releases ever.

    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, bandleader

    Lee Morgan - trumpet

    Curtis Fuller - trombone

    Kenny Drew - piano

    Paul Chambers - double bass

    Philly Joe Jones - drums

    1. Blue Train
    2. Moment's Notice
    3. East Bound (Extra Track)
    4. Locomotion
    5. I'm Old Fashioned
    6. Lazy Bird
    John Coltrane
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Speak Like A Child Speak Like A Child Quick View

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    Speak Like A Child

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

    Originally released in 1968, Speak Like a Child is Herbie Hancock's sixth Blue Note album. Featuring Ron Carter on bass, Mickey Roker on drums, Peter Phillips on bass trombone, Jerry Dodgion on alto flute and Thad Jones on flugelhorn. Known for its provocative grace, Speak Like a Child will be reissued as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Riot
    2. Speak Like A Child
    3. First Trip
    4. Toys
    5. Goodbye To Childhood
    6. The Sorcerer
    Herbie Hancock
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  • Parking Lot Symphony Parking Lot Symphony Quick View

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    Parking Lot Symphony

    Trombone Shorty has announced the release of Parking Lot Symphony, his Blue Note Records debut. The album is a 12-track tour de force produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day) featuring 10 new original songs along with covers of Allen Toussaint (Here Come The Girls) and The Meters (It Ain't No Use). True to its title, the album contains multitudes of sound-from brass band blare and deep-groove funk to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger - and plenty of emotion all anchored, of course, by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as he says, Music brings unity.
    1. Laveau Dirge No. 1
    2. It Ain't No Use
    3. Parking Lot Symphony
    4. Dirty Water
    5. Here Come The Girls
    6. Tripped Out Slim
    7. Familiar
    8. No Good Time
    9. Where It At?
    10. Fanfare
    11. Like A Dog
    12. Laveau Dirge Finale
    Trombone Shorty
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  • A Broadway Bit A Broadway Bit Quick View

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    A Broadway Bit

    Art Pepper (Alto Sax)

    Bill Perkins (Tenor Sax)

    Jimmy Giuffre (Baritone Sax & Clarinet)

    Frank Beach (Trumpet)

    Stu Williamson (Trumpet & Valve Trombone)

    Vince DeRosa (French Horn)

    George Roberts (Trombone)

    Bob Enevoldsen (Valve Trombone & Tenor Sax)

    Victor Feldman (Vibraphone & Percussion)

    Marty Paich (Piano, Conductor & Arranger)

    Scott LaFaro (Bass)

    Mel Lewis (Drums)
    Side A:

    1. It's All Right With Me
    2. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
    3. I've Never Been In Love Before
    4. I Love Paris
    5. No More

    Side B:

    1. Too Close For Comfort
    2. Younger Than Springtime / The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
    3. If I Were A Bell
    4. Lazy Afternoon
    5. Just In Time
    6. It Don't Mean A Thing

    Marty Paich
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Warmer In The Winter Warmer In The Winter Quick View

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    Warmer In The Winter

    Warmer in the Winter" is Lindsey Stirling's first ever holiday album! It is full of cheerful holiday classics along with 3 original songs that feature artists such as Trombone Shorty and All Time Low.
    1. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
    2. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
    3. Christmas C'mon

    4. Carol Of The Bells
    5. Angels We Have Heard On High
    6. I Saw Three Ships

    7. Let It Snow

    8. Warmer In The Winter
    9. What Child Is This

    10. All I Want For Christmas

    11. Time To Fall In Love

    12. Jingle Bell Rock
    13. Silent Night
    Lindsey Stirling
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  • Blues In Orbit Blues In Orbit Quick View

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    Blues In Orbit

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets!

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Duke Ellington is joined by the likes of Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges and more for this recording from multiple sessions spreading from February 1958 to December 1959.

    ...(Blues In Orbit is) an album worth tracking down, if only to hear the band run through a lighter side of its sound -- indeed, it captures the essence of a late-night recording date that was as much a loose jam as a formal studio date, balancing the spontaneity of the former and the technical polish of the latter. - Bruce Eder,


    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180 gram, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


    Duke Ellington, piano

    Billy Strayhorn, piano (2,7)

    Ray Nance, trumpet

    Cat Anderson, trumpet

    Shorty Baker, trumpet

    Clark Terry, trumpet

    Britt Woodman, trombone

    Matthew Gee, trombone

    Quentin Jackson, trombone

    John Sanders, valve trombone

    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Russell Procope, alto saxophone, clarinet

    Harry Carney, baritone saxophone

    Jimmy Woode, bass

    Jimmy Johnson, drums

    Sam Woodyard, drums

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    1. Three J's Blues
    2. Smada
    3. Pie Eye's Blues
    4. Sweet and Pungent
    5. C Jam Blues
    6. In a Mellow Tone
    7. Blues In Blueprint
    8. The Swingers Get the Blues, Too
    9. The Swinger's Jump
    10. Blues In Orbit
    11. Villes Ville Is the Place, Man
    Duke Ellington
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Contrasts Contrasts Quick View

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    Dave Holland always described Sam Rivers' groups as his finishing school. It was Sam who instructed him to play "all the music" - inside, outside, atonal, swing, blues, and all the hues of the jazz and chamber music traditions. By the time of Contrasts, Rivers and Holland had been working together consistently for seven years (with Dave's Conference of the Birds at the start of the story), a powerhouse combination of multi-reeds and double bass. Of the drummers who passed through the line-up, Thurman Barker was one of the most creative, rippling across drum kit and marimba. Young trombone innovator George Lewis had already worked with Holland and Barker in Anthony Braxton groups. For Contrasts everyone was fired up and ready to play.


    Sam Rivers (soprano and tenor saxophones, flute)

    George Lewis (trombone)

    Dave Holland (bass)

    Thurman Barker (drums, marimba)

    Recorded December 1979

    1. Circles
    2. Zip
    3. Solance
    4. Verve
    5. Dazzle
    6. Images
    7. Lines
    Sam Rivers
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  • Hub Cap Hub Cap Quick View

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    Hub Cap

    Freddie Hubbard arrived in New York in 1960 and set the jazz scene on its ear with a gorgeous tone, perfect technique and great ideas. This was his third album in less than a year and it yielded several masterpieces including the title tune and a powerful reading of Randy Weston's Cry Me Not.

    Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
    Julian Priester, trombone
    Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone
    Cedar Walton, piano
    Larry Ridley, bass
    Philly Joe Jones, drums

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    1. Hub Cap
    2. Cry Me Not
    3. Luana
    4. Osie Mae
    5. Plexus
    6. Eearmon Jr.
    Freddie Hubbard
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Heels Over Head Heels Over Head Quick View

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    Heels Over Head

    Twenty years after Billy Martin asked Steven Bernstein to help him hatch a freaky avant brass band, Wicked Knee delivers their triumphant full-length debut. Heels Over Head brings together four of the downtown jazz scene's most legendary improvisers for a collection of tunes guaranteed to drop jaws and move feet from the New York juke joint to the New Orleans street corner.


    Steven Bernstein - trumpets

    Curtis Fowlkes - trombone

    Marcus Rojas - tuba

    Billy Martin - drums

    1. Ghumba Zumba
    2. Theme One
    3. Button to Button
    4. 99%
    5. Rendezvous
    6. Muffaletta
    7. Sugarfoot Stomp
    8. Mbemofolo
    9. Noctiluca
    Billy Martin's Wicked Knee
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  • Jazz Party In Stereo Jazz Party In Stereo Quick View

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    Jazz Party In Stereo

    Mastered 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.


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    Audiophile 180 gram, 45rpm Vinyl

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    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

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    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
    Duke Ellington
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn Quick View

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    Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

    Recorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this album finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges' musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. Featuring the Ellington band - with Jimmy Jones on piano and Billy Strayhorn as bandleader and arranger - it is a fascinating program of Ellington remakes, including tome of the orchestra's most familiar numbers, all of which have been given subtle new orchestrations by Strayhorn and melodious new interpretations by Hodges.

    Recorded in 1961.

    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Billy Strayhorn, arranger, conductor, performer

    Cat Anderson, trumpet

    Shorty Baker, trumpet

    Aaron Bell, bass

    Bill Berry, trumpet

    Lawrence Brown, trombone

    Harry Carney, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone

    Chuck Conors, bass trombone

    Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone

    Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor saxophone

    Quentin Jackson, trombone

    Jimmy Jones, piano

    Howard McGhee, trumpet

    Ed Mullens, trumpet

    Russell Procope, clarinet, alto saxophone

    Sam Woodyard, drums

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    1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    2. I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
    3. Gal From Joe's
    4. Your Love Has Faded
    5. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
    6. Jeep's Blues
    7. Day Dream
    8. Juice a Plenty
    9. Azure
    10. Tailor Made
    11. Stardust
    Johnny Hodges
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - Sealed Buy Now
  • Spleen and Ideal Spleen and Ideal Quick View

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    Spleen and Ideal

    Dead Can Dance's second album, Spleen And Ideal (1985), saw them experiment more with instrumentation, abandoning guitars in favor of cello, trombone and timpani. Widely acclaimed, there was now a richness of unification between voice and music, lyrics and structure, showing they had a concrete sense of the aural ideal they were striving towards. It's title was taken from Spleen et IdÉal, a collection of poems by 18th century French poet Charles Baudelaire.

    The 2016 LP version is a repress of the original release.

    1. De Profundis (Out Of The Depths Of Sorrow)
    2. Ascension
    3. Circumradiant Dawn
    4. The Cardinal Sin
    5. Mesmerism
    6. Enigma Of The Absolute
    7. Advent
    8. Avatar
    9. Indoctrination (A Design For Living)
    Dead Can Dance
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  • With You In Mind With You In Mind Quick View

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    With You In Mind

    With You In Mind: The Songs Of Allen Toussaint, a new release from Galactic-drummer Stanton Moore with David Torkanowsky (keyboards) and James Singleton (bass) features an all-star cast: Cyril Neville, Jolynda Kiki Chapman, Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison, Trombone Shorty, Maceo Parker, and Wendell Pierce. The musicians on With You in Mind: The Songs of Allen Toussaint are present-generation masters of the unique musical style of the world-historic city of New Orleans. These singers and players felt the mission of the album, and delivered inspired, focused performances. Producers Torkanowsky and Moore sculpted it all into a great album that grows with every subsequent listen.
    1. Here Come the Girls (Feat. Cyril Neville & Trombone Shorty)
    2. Life (Feat. Cyril Neville, Nicholas Payton & Skerik)
    3. Java (Feat. Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison Jr. & Trombone Shorty)
    4. All These Things (Feat. Jolynda Kiki Chapman)
    5. Night People (Feat. Maceo Parker)
    6. The Beat (Feat. Cyril Neville)
    7. Riverboat (Feat. Nicholas Payton & Donald Harrison Jr.)
    8. Everything I Do Gone Be Funky (Feat. Maceo Parker)
    9. With You in My Mind
    10. Southern Nights (Feat. Nicholas Payton & Wendell Pierce)
    Stanton Moore
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Great Reunion The Great Reunion Quick View

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    The Great Reunion

    Originally released as a second volume of recordings by Roulette Records from a 1961 summit between two jazz icons, after hearing this collaboration you'll wish they had recorded ten volumes. And wit the musical talent and knowledge between them, they could have!

    Using Armstrong's regulars plus Ellington at the piano (who performs exceptionally well, comping understatedly behind the vocals), the duo romps through seven of the Duke's most famous and popular compositions. And when Satchmo decides to blow, he leaves the Dixie clich? at home and shapes his solos perfectly into the tasteful arrangements.

    With Trummy Young on trombone and Barney Bigard on clarinet plus a rhythm section of Mort Herbert on bass and Danny Barcelona on drums, these recordings are a once-in-a-lifetime dream summit meeting that thank God producer Bob Thiele was brilliantly astute enough to arrange and capture on tape.

    1. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
    2. Solitude
    3. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    4. I'm Beginning To See The Light
    5. Just Squeeze Me
    6. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) and Azalea
    Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Slaves Mass (Pure Pleasure) Slaves Mass (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Slaves Mass (Pure Pleasure)

    Not strictly a jazz album in the strict sense, Slaves Mass has strong compositional themes among its seven tracks. The maestro Hermeto Pascoal plays everything from flutes, soprano saxophone, guitar, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano and clavinet on this set, and enlists help from Ron Carter, Airto, Flora Purim, Raul DeSouza, David Maro and others. Mixing Pot, is the opener and an anomaly in that it is a vanguard fusion tune where Pascoal really digs in and improvises. It also features the only appearance on this set of Alphonso Johnson on electric bass. In Missa Dos Escravos, the title track, Pascoal's emblematic pig gives his first growls in a song dominated by Brazilian Indian references. Wonderfully and intricately composed, it centers around folk tropes. Chorinho Para Ele is a beautiful and modern choro with a somewhat challenging glissando bridge that really proposed new directions for the traditional genre. Aquela Valsa is a beautiful six/eight theme that turns into a samba with a beautiful trombone solo by DeSouza. Cannon is an utterly improvisational piece that meanders and winds around Pascoal's flute solo. Atonalism dominates the piano solo in Escuta Meu Piano, which also presents bits and pieces of different styles (like baio) and folk songs. Hot samba improvisation is found in GelÉia de Cereja, that slips and slides through a variety of schema and dynamic changes without much internal focus, but it is a compelling bit of creative anarchy nonetheless in that it displays Pascoal's full range of restless musical and textural impulses -- as well as a beautiful soprano solo.


    • Hermeto Pascoal (saxophone, trombone, flute, keyboard)

    • David Amaro (guitar)

    • Raul De Souza (trombone)

    • Airto Moreira (drums)

    • Flora Purim (vocal)

    Recording: 1977

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Mixing Pot
    2. Slaves Mass
    3. Little Cry For Him
    4. Cannon (Dedicated To Cannonball Adderley)
    5. Just Listen
    6. That Waltz
    7. Cherry Jam
    Hermeto Pascoal
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ya-Ka-May Ya-Ka-May Quick View

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    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, various groups offered their musical tributes to the city, but few if any captured the diverse snapshot that is New Orleans. Most tended to view the place as something of a musical museum, while ignoring the town's vibrant and innovative new music: the energetic, highly eroticized, and occasionally gender-bending style of hip hop called bounce. Now Galactic have made what may be the definitive New Orleans tribute with Ya-Ka-May, by recognizing this fundamental truth; that all of the town's seemingly disparate styles like jazz, brass bands and funk as well as the newer bounce/hip hop are intrinsically linked. There is a particular inclusiveness about the place which connects both its people and their music, linking seemingly discordant genres from bounce to jazz, brass bands to rock, gospel to funk. There is also, even in the face of diversity, a sense of infectious fun and joy in these grooves, just as there is on the streets of a city that always knows how to let its hair down.

    The album features established legends such as the Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Allen Toussaint and Walter ôWolfmanö Washington with younger artists like Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry, John Boutt?, Josh Cohen and Scully, and Glen David Andrews, as well as groundbreaking new bounce artists like Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia, Katey Red, and Sissy Nobby.

    1. Friends of Science
    2. Boe Money (featuring The Rebirth Brass Band
    3. Double It (featuring Big Freedia)
    4. Heart of Steel (featuring Irma Thomas)
    5. Wild Man (featuring Big Chief Bo Dollis)
    6. Bacchus (featuring Allen Toussaint)
    7. Katey vs. Nobby (featuring Katey Red and Sissy Nobby)
    8. Cineramascope (featuring Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry)
    9. Dark Water (featuring John Boutte)
    10. Do It Again (featuring Cheeky Blakk)
    11. Liquor Pang (featuring Josh Cohen and Ryan Scully from the Morning 40 Federation)
    12. Krewe d'etat
    13. You Don't know (featuring Glen David Andrews and The Rebirth Brass Band)
    14. Speaks His Mind (featuring Walter Wolfman Washington)
    15. Do It Again (again) (featuring Cheeky Blakk)
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  • Professional Series PS500e Headphones Professional Series PS500e Headphones Quick View

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    Professional Series PS500e Headphones

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.

    Make A Sound Decision

    Most people like music, but Grado PS500e headphones are too good for most people. We make them for music connoisseurs. For the ones who anticipate Amy Winehouse's breath between lyrics. For the ones who absolutely need to place the second violin with their eyes closed. If you get chills from a Cuban trombone solo, we need to talk.

    The PS500e is the younger brother to the PS1000e, with newly redesigned 44mm speaker and the improved 8 conductor cable design anda smaller metal and wood hybrid air chamber. Both the hidden mahogany core and and powder-coated aluminum housing parts under-go damping treatments that help control and dissipate resonances, for an undistorted flow of the musical signal. The PS500e boasts an overall sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. The PS500e is a compact monitoring tool that will put a smile on the face of the most demanding music professionals, as well as the most demanding audiophiles.

    ... It is as simple as this: They are fantastic, they kill everything below $1200 out there and come in at $600. I think you'd be crazy not to audition a pair.

    - SonicScoop, George Walker Petit

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  • Fast Livin' Blues Fast Livin' Blues Quick View

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    Fast Livin' Blues

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


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



    • Jon Hendricks, vocals

    • Pony Poindexter, soprano & tenor sax

    • Billy Mitchell, tenor sax

    • Joe Newman, trumpet

    • Al Grey, trombone

    • Gildo Mahones, piano

    • Stu Martin, drums 



    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

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


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    1. What Would You Do?
    2. Fast Livin' Blues
    3. Saturday Night Fish Fry
    4. Do You Call That A Buddy
    5. I'll Die Happy
    6. Another Get Together
    7. Good Old Lady
    8. Contemporary Blues
    9. Stop and Go Blues
    10. I Never Get Enough Of You
    Jon Hendricks
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    Once Nat King Cole gave up playing piano on a regular basis and instead focused on a series of easy listening vocal albums, jazz fans longed for him to return to his first love. These 1956 studio sessions made up Cole's last jazz-oriented disc, where he played piano and sang on every number, joined by several guest soloists. Cole's vocals are impeccable and swinging, while his piano alternates between providing subdued backgrounds and light solos that don't reveal his true potential on the instrument. Willie Smith's smooth alto sax buoys the singer in the brisk take of Just You, Just Me. Harry Sweets Edison's muted trumpet complements the leader in his interpretation of Sweet Lorraine. Composer Juan Tizol's valve trombone and former Cole sideman Jack Costanzo's bongos add just the right touch to the brisk take of Caravan. Stuff Smith's humorous, unusually understated violin is a nice touch in When I Grow Too Old to Dream. It's hard for any Nat King Cole fan to ignore these important sessions. [The original version of this release featured a dozen tracks, later expanded to 17 in the '80s with the discovery of some unreleased material. Yet another track, the alternate take of You're Looking at Me, was also found and added to reissues beginning in the late '90s.]

    -All Music Guide
    1. Just You, Just Me
    2. Sweet Lorraine
    3. Sometimes I'm Happy
    4. Caravan
    5. It's Only a Paper Moon
    6. You're Looking at Me
    7. I Was A Little Too Loney (And You Were A Little Too Late)
    8. Lonely One
    9. Don't Let It Go to Your Head
    10. I Know That You Know
    11. Blame It on My Youth
    12. When I Grow Too Old to Dream
    13. (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
    14. Candy*

    *Bonus Track

    Nat King Cole
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    When Driver Friendly first met in high school in North Houston, Texas their friendship quickly turned from hanging out after school to writing songs in a
    garage and playing shows around their hometown. As the band gained momentum and a loyal fan base around the area, they took a huge step and
    moved to Austin, TX- the live music capital of the world- to continue pursuing their dream.

    Composed of lead vocalist Tyler Welsh, guitarist and vocalist Andy Lane, bass guitarist Chris Walker, drummer Jeremi Mattern, trumpet player Juan
    Lopez & trombone player Andy Rector, Driver Friendly is ready to share their melodic, high energy songs with the world! The band's fast paced anthems
    "Ghosts" and "Mesidonna" are just a small taste of what's to come.

    Driver Friendly is a band with determination & huge dreams that plan on making music for a long time- growing not only as friends, but as musicians.

    Their journey is just beginning and it already looks like it's going to be an amazing trip.

    1. The Game (This Won't Hurt)
    2. Everything Gold
    3. Stand So Tall (feat. Dan Campbell)
    4. Deconstruct You
    5. Undone
    6. The Conversation
    7. Bad Way
    8. Start Again
    9. What A Predicament!
    10. Twenty Centuries Of Sleep
    11. Bridges

    Driver Friendly
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    Zac Brown Band is set to release new album Uncaged, and the band's lead singer Zac Brown says in a statement the project is the culmination of the powerful chemistry that's developed by living, traveling and working as a band.

    We're always trying to push the barrier of our musicianship, and I'm proud to say that there is a little bit of something for everyone, he says of Uncaged. The 11-song album features a slew of special guests including Amos Lee and Trombone Shorty, as well as songs written or co-written by other artists including Jason Mraz and Nic Cowan and Sonia Leigh. The album was recorded at various studios in Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, N.C., and Key West, Fla. The band's two previous albums, The Foundation and You Get What You Give, have gone platinum and produced nine consecutive No. 1 songs.

    This is the first record we've made from start to finish in one thought, said multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook. The previous albums have been a collection of songs ... this is an album.

    1. Jump Right In
    2. Uncaged
    3. Goodbye In Her Eyes
    4. The Wind
    5. Island Song
    6. Sweet Annie
    7. Natural Disaster
    8. Overnight (feat. Trombone Shorty)
    9. Lance's Song
    10. Day That I Die (feat. Amos Lee)
    11. Last But Not Least
    Zac Brown Band
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    When Bill Evans agreed to do a two piano date with Bob Brookmeyer, eyebrows surely must have raised. Pairing a rising superstar of modern jazz with a gentleman known for playing valve trombone and arranging charts might have been deemed by some as a daunting task. Fortunately for the keyboardists, this was a good idea and a marvelous concept, where the two could use the concept of counterpoint and improvisation to an enjoyable means, much like a great chess match. For the listener, you are easily able to hear the difference between ostensible leader Evans in the right channel of the stereo separation, and the accompanist Brookmeyer in the left. The opener Honeysuckle Rose gives a basic idea of what to expect, as Evans leads out, Brookmeyer counters his moves, and they trade riffs in an inventive bridge. The Way You Look Tonight is similar as Brookmeyer is more playful in his chiming chords and second melody line. The energy level is very good here, as well as on the democratic, funky contemporary intro to the easy swing of It Could Happen to You and I Got Rhythm, jam-packed with fun plus risk-taking. There's a different give and take during The Man I Love, and they turn the lamp down low on a delicate version of As Time Goes By as the pianists trade leads, and bassist Percy Heath adopts a more pronounced role. It is Heath and drummer Connie Kay, on loan from the Modern Jazz Quartet, who precisely and firmly cement rhythmic elements, allowing the pianists to use space, harmony, wit and wisdom to full effect. Some have called this an effort based more on gimmick and showmanship, but if you agree to listen closely, the depth and substance of Evans and Brookmeyer reveals a lot of soul, invention, and musicians simply having a real good time. It would be nice to hear any alternate takes from this marvelous date.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Honeysuckle Rose
    2. As Time Goes By
    3. The Way You Look Tonight
    4. It Could Happen to You
    5. The Man I Love
    6. I Got Rhythm
    Bill Evans
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    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

    When Norman Granz signed Johnny Hodges to a recording contract in 1951, it was a prelude to Hodges' leaving the Duke Ellington orchestra to lead his own small band. Four years later Hodges was back in the Ellington fold, but he continued to record for Granz under his own name. Side By Side, recorded in 1958 and 1959, is a throwback to the small-group sessions Ellington recorded with Hodges and other members of his orchestra in the Thirties, but with a couple of important differences: the absence of Ellington himself on several cuts (with Billy Strayhorn taking over on piano), and the presence of such notable non-Ellingtonians as drummer Jo Jones and trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry Sweets Edison.

    Originally released in 1959.

    Duke Ellington, piano

    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Lawrence Brown, trombone

    Harry Sweets Edison, trumpet

    Roy Eldridge, trumpet

    Al Hall, bass

    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Jo Jones, drums

    Wendell Marshall, bass

    Les Spann, flute, guitar

    Billy Strayhorn, piano

    Ben Webster, tenor saxophone

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    1. Stompy Jones
    2. Just Squeeze Me
    3. Big Shoe
    4. Going Up
    5. Just a Memory
    6. Let's Fall in Love
    7. Ruint
    8. Bend One
    9. You Need to Rock
    Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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