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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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    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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    Ya-Ka-May

    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)
    Galactic
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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, Allmusic.com


    Features:

    • 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!


    Musicians:

    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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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
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  • Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul Quick View

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    Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul

    Celebrating 50 Years Of Jeff Beck At Friday Music


    His 2011 Grammy Nominated Rock Album Of The Year Is Back On Limited Edition 2-LP Audiophile Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Featuring His Stunning Les Paul Tribute With Friends: Brian Setzer, Imelda May, Trombone Shorty, Gary U.s. Bonds, Darrell Higham & Jason Rebello


    In 2011, Jeff Beck along with some of his good friends like Imelda May, Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds and Trombone Shorty recorded the ultimate tribute to guitar legend Les Paul. The amazing Jeff Beck live album Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul was captured at Les Paul's famed Iridium Nightclub. The television special and recording from it were very well received and even warranted a Grammy Nomination for Best Rock Album in 2011.


    Featuring 20 incredible rock and blues workouts by Jeff Beck and Co., the crowd was treated to such rockers as The Yardbirds revisit of Train Kept A Rollin', Eddie Cochran's' Twenty Flight Rock featuring Brian Setzer and Les Paul's classic How High The Moon with Imelda May.


    Even more treasures abound with rock n' soul great Gary U.S. Bonds and Jeff Beck collaborating on Bonds' 60's masterwork New Orleans, plus a powerhouse tour de force performance enthralls with Imelda and Jeff on The Ronnette's classic Walking In The Sand. This was truly one unforgettable evening of stellar listening enjoyment.


    Friday Music is pleased to welcome home on audiophile vinyl Jeff Beck's Rock N Roll Party Honoring Les Paul. Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO/ Deuce Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck/Johnny Winter/Tommy Bolin), this deluxe limited edition 2 LP set truly a rockin' event for the history books!


    To enhance your Jeff Beck listening hours, the album is presented in a masterful gatefold cover, featuring the artwork elements from the evening as well as Les Paul tribute liner notes by Jeff Beck.

    LP 1
    1. Double Talkin' Baby
    2. Cruisin'
    3. The Train Kept a Rollin'
    4. Cry Me a River
    5. How High the Moon
    6. Sitting On Top of the World
    7. Bye Bye Blues
    8. The World is Waiting For the Sunrise
    9. Vaya Con Dios
    10. Mockin' Bird Hill


    LP 2
    1. I'm a Fool To Care
    2. Tiger Rag
    3. Peter Gunn
    4. Rocking is Our Business
    5. Apache
    6. Sleep Walk
    7. New Orleans
    8. Walking In the Sand
    9. Please Mr. Jailer
    10. Twenty Flight Rock

    Jeff Beck
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  • 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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  • With You In Mind (Awaiting Repress) With You In Mind (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    With You In Mind (Awaiting Repress)

    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
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  • Things Have Changed Things Have Changed Quick View

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    Things Have Changed

    For her tenth album and first album on a major label in nearly fifty years, legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette takes
    on the songs of Bob Dylan with the grit and experience that makes her one of the greatest soul singers alive. Things
    Have Changed is a masterpiece of interpretation of one of the greatest songwriters alive, by one of the greatest soul
    singers alive. Produced by Steve Jordan, the album spans Dylan's catalog and features guest appearances by
    Keith Richards and Trombone Shorty.
    LP 1
    1. Things Have Changed
    2. It Ain't Me Babe
    3. Political World (feat. Keith Richards)
    4. Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight
    5. Seeing the Real You
    6. Mama You've Been On My Mind


    LP 2
    1. Ain't Talkin'
    2. Times They are A - Changin'
    3. What Was It You Wanted (feat. Trombone Shorty)
    4. Emotionally Yours
    5. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
    6. Going, Going, Gone

    Bettye LaVette
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    Uncaged

    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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  • Black Black Quick View

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    Black

    Dierks Bentley has announced the details for his upcoming eighth studio album, Black. The follow-up to his acclaimed Riser is slated to drop in 2016.


    The new album reunites the core creative team from Riser, including producer Ross Copperman and executive producer Arturo Buenahora, Jr. Riser set a new high-water mark for Bentley, earning him Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations and putting him in the headlining slot in arenas across the country. Black sees Bentley continuing to push himself creatively, expanding his sonic palette to include influences that "flourish on the edge of arena rock," according to a press release.


    Black is a very personal album, taking its title from Bentley's wife Cassidy's maiden name, but it's intended to tell a universal story of "breakups, hookups, mess-ups and everything in between, shining a light on the things that happen after the sun goes down."


    "It's a relationship album that covers the ups and downs of the journey and ends with some self-realization and evolvement," Bentley states. "The song 'Black' helps set all of that in motion at the top of the album by guiding you into the darkness and the shadows of the night. The same guy who sings 'Somewhere On a Beach' winds up growing and having enough perspective to sing something introspective like 'Different for Girls.' By the last song, he's taking a look back on love and life."


    Black features more input from the female perspective than any previous Bentley album, including appearances from Maren Morris, Elle King, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey and Jessi Alexander.


    "Having a female perspective on this record really made the album more than just music," Bentley says. "It makes it a conversation between a guy and a girl. Sometimes it's harmonious and sometimes it's two people clashing, but it's always there."


    The album also features a guest shot from Trombone Shorty. Black is set for release on Capitol Records Nashville.


    -Sterling Whitaker (tasteofcountry.com)


    1. Black
    2. Pick Up
    3. I'll Be The Moon
    4. What The Hell Did I Say
    5. Somewhere On A Beach
    6. Freedom
    7. Why Do I Feel
    8. Roses And A Time Machine
    9. All The Way To Me
    10. Different For Girls
    11. Mardi Gras
    12. Light It Up
    13. Can't Be Replaced
    Dierks Bentley
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  • Lickety Split (Discontinued) Lickety Split (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Lickety Split (Discontinued)

    Robert Randolph, the slide guitar jam/rock/blues phenomenon who's been captivating global audiences for a decade, announced to reporters assembled at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Music Festival in Madison Square Garden that his long-awaited new album is titled Lickety Split. The new record is Randolph's first for Blue Note. Lickety Split represents the first new studio album for Randolph & The Family Band in three years.


    "This record has elements from all of our earlier records," Randolph explains. "There are cool songs with lots of guitar and we can see the growth of our band in the new recordings." "With this record we got to reconnect with the originality and creativity that fans fell in love with from the very beginning. This is the music that we started out playing and now that we are back on a roll I'm sure we won't keep our fans waiting three years for the next album."


    Randolph co-produced the 12-track album and co-wrote 9 of the 12 songs. Randolph has reconnected with songwriting partners such as Drew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders, with whom he composed such Family Band hits as "Ain't Nothing Nothing Wrong With That" as well as Grammy Award winner Tommy Sims, perhaps best known for "Change The World". Any one familiar with Randolph's high energy live performances are familiar with his love for reinterpreting classic songs Family Band style. Lickety Split honors that tradition with enthusiastic interpretations of The Ohio Players' dance-groove "Love Rollercoaster" and The Rascals' (and Olympics') "Good Lovin'." Randolph recorded the album with his longtime bandmates and actual family members, The Family Band, including Marcus Randolph (drums), Danyel Morgan (bass, vocals), Brett Haas (guitar, keys) and Lenesha Randolph (vocals) along with special guests Trombone Shorty and Carlos Santana. The album was engineered by Eddie Kramer [Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin] and mixed by Jim Scott [Tedeschi Trucks].


    The new album kicks off with the vigorous anthem "Amped Up" capturing the high-energy excitement that is so identified with Randolph's legendary stage performances. That celebration of creative renewal continues with "Born Again." "It's about finding the joy again," says Randolph. "At first it was more of a love song, about the sense you get when you find the right person. Then, as we were recording this new music with a whole new sense of direction and feeling free again it all came together. It's not a religious thing, it's just new energy-which is really the old energy that I had at the beginning of my career."


    Randolph also notes that the title track of Lickety Split is one of his favorites. The song features Randolph joined by his sister Lenesha on vocals. "What's great about that one is that it's something we actually played in church, just like that," he says. "There's a section in the service called the 'Jubilee Jam Session Time'.


    Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of the album Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The concert recording was taped at New York's historical Wetlands Preserve Club before it closed in 2001. The band followed that acclaimed live album with their first studio recording Unclassified, attracting the attention of Eric Clapton. Since then, the band has toured with Clapton, Santana and the Dave Matthews Band and, as a headline act, has developed a large, passionate following built upon legendary performances at such major festivals as Bonnaroo, Crossroads, Hard Rock Calling, Montreux Jazz, Austin City Limits and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Later albums, Colorblind and We Walk This Road, enjoyed critical and commercial success led by signature Randolph composed songs such as "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That". Rolling Stone named Robert Randolph one of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists," the only pedal steel player so honored, calling him "one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom" and citing his solos as "perpetually cresting, lightning-fast explorations."


    "Robert Randolph is an American Original," says Don Was, President of Randolph's new label, Blue Note Records. "He has mastered what is, arguably, the most complex instrument in the world and developed a unique voice that is equal parts street-corner church and Bonnaroo. This album finally captures the energy and excitement of his legendary live performances." Fans worldwide have taken notice of this American original, with audiences and critics alike singing the praises of this unique superstar. "I'm the only one who does what I do," sums up Randolph, simply. After years away from the recording studio, Robert Randolph & The Family Band have finally come back with Lickety Split.

    1. Amped Up
    2. Born Again
    3. New Orleans
    4. Take The Party
    5. Brand New Wayo
    6. Lickety Split
    7. Blacky Joe
    8. Love Rollercoaster
    9. All American
    10. Get Ready
    11. Welcome Home
    12. Good Lovin'
    Robert Randolph
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    Masterpieces (Pure Pleasure)

    When Ellington went into the studio in 1950 to record the longer tracks on this LP, his orchestra was a bridge between its late-1940's configuration (the 5-man trumpet section) and its mid-1950's personnel. The sax section had settled into the form it would have for most of the ensuing two decades (old-timers Hodges and Carney and newcomers Procope, Hamilton and Gonsalves); the trombone section had long-timer Lawrence Brown as well as Tyree Glenn and newcomer Quentin Jackson; and the drummer was still Sonny Greer, who had anchored the rhythm section since the beginning.


    The arrangements and orchestrations all bear the hallmarks of Ellington's collaboration with Billy Strayhorn in the late 1940's: they are lush, symphonic, impressionistic, and densely (and adventurously) harmonic. Mood Indigo, in particular, is a 15-minute tone-poem with shifting colors and key relationships as Ellington and Strayhorn bring the melody through a wide variety of guises, from Glenn's wah-wah trombone solo to Shorty Baker's lyrical waltz to orchestral and piano passages which do homage to the influence which Ravel and Stravinsky had on both of them.


    The Tattooed Bride is the only new piece from the original Masterpieces by Ellington LP, and it is a beauty. The others of the original tracks -- Sophistocated Lady and Solitude -- are not laid out as inventively in their harmonics or structure. Of the group, Solitude is perhaps the weakest, but this is a relative term. Ellington would go on to pen many more extended, symphonic works, but none would have quite the multicolored, impressionistic tone-pallate that these do. And Strayhorn's presence would not be as pronounced in those future works as it is here: the orchestration and harmonies in particular bear his mark. These are masterpieces indeed: great works of art by two of our greatest composers/orchestrators, and played by one of the greatest orchestras in Afro-American music. - Andrew R. Weiss

    Musicians:



    • Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (piano)
    • Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (trumpet)
    • Quentin Jackson (trombone)
    • Johnny Hodges (reeds)
    • Mercer Ellington (french horn)
    • Russell Procope (clarinet, reeds)
    • Wendell Marshall (bass)
    • Louie Bellson (drums)




    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. Mood Indigo
    2. Sophisticated Lady
    3. The Tattooed Bride
    4. Solitude
    Duke Ellington
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    Jazz Waltz (Pure Pleasure) (Pre-Order)

    Shorty Rogers' Jazz Waltz is exactly that, an exploration of ten compositions played in waltz settings. Only these big-band charts are hardly the waltzes heard on Lawrence Welk's long-running television series. Rogers kicks off with a swinging number (I'm Gonna Go Fishin') written by Duke Ellington for the soundtrack to the film Anatomy Of A Murder and featuring the leader's rich flÜgelhorn. The lyrical take of the centuries-old folk melody Greensleeves alternates between the tense rhythm section and Bud Shank's gorgeous flute solo. Rogers' delightful Be As Children almost sounds as if it was adapted from a gospel song. The brisk treatment of Ellington's Echoes of Harlem, featuring Paul Horn on flute, is refreshing. Only Bobby Scott's A Taste of Honey is the least bit disappointing, simply because this arrangement isn't quite as adventurous as the rest of the album. Originally issued by Reprise in 1962 and out of print for decades. -Ken Dryden/AMG


    Musicians:


    • Bud Shank (alto saxophone)
    • Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone)
    • Paul Horn (alto saxophone, flute)
    • Shorty Rogers (flugelhorn)
    • Bill Hood (bassoon)
    • Al Porcino (trumpet)
    • Joe Burnett (trumpet, flugelhorn)
    • Harry Betts (trombone)
    • Lou Levy (piano)
    • Larry Bunker (vibraphone)
    • Joe Mondragon (bass)
    • Mel Lewis (drums)



    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. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
    2. Greensleeves
    3. Walk On The Wild Side
    4. Witchcraft
    5. Be As Children
    6. Jazz Waltz
    7. Echoes Of Harlem
    8. A Taste Of Honey
    9. Terence's Farewell
    10. The Streets Of Laredo
    Shorty Rogers & His Giants
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • 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.


    Features:

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Audiophile 180 gram, 45rpm Vinyl

    Double LP

    Pressed at RTI


    Musicians:

    Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet

    Ray Nance, trumpet

    Clark Terry, trumpet

    Cat Anderson, trumpet

    Shorty Baker, trumpet

    Andres Ford, trumpet

    Johnny Hodges, saxophone

    Paul Gonzalves, saxophone

    Harry Carney, saxophone

    Jimmy Hamilton, saxophone

    Russell Procope, saxophone

    Britt Woodman, trombone

    Quentin Jackson, trombone

    John Sanders, trombone

    Duke Ellington, piano

    Jimmy Jones, piano

    Jimmy Woode, bass

    Sam Woodyard, drums

    Jimmy Rushing, vocalist

    Morris Goldenberg, percussionist

    George Gaber, percussionist

    Elden C. Bailey, percussionist

    Chauncey Morehouse, percussionist

    Harry Breuer, percussionist

    Robert M. Rosengarden, percussionist

    Walter E. Rosenberger, percussionist

    Bradley Spinney, percussionist

    Milton Schlesinger, percussionist


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Malletoba Spank
    2. Toot Suite:
    Red Garter - Red Shoes - Red Carpet (Part 1)
    Red Carpet (Part 2)
    Red Carpet (Part 3)
    3. Satin Doll
    4. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
    5. All Of Me
    6. Tymperturbably Blue
    7. Fillie Trillie
    8. Hello Little Girl
    Duke Ellington
    $54.99
    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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - Sealed Buy Now
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