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  • Super Bass Super Bass Quick View

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    Super Bass

    A tribute to Freddie Green. Musicians include Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton and Freddie Green. Super Bass has been a dream of mine longer than I can remember. Back in 1945 I did One Bass Hit and in 1946 I did Two Bass Hit. All that time I had thoughts of doing the Triple and the Home Run. Well I guess Super Bass is a fulfillment to those two. First of all I had this young student that returned from studying at Indiana University as a complete wizard of the bass. He also was studying conducting and arranging and will be one of the top arrangers in the music business. His name is John Clayton and he is a major part of this album. The LP edition has been remastered by Doug Sax off the original master tapes through custom tube electronics. Pressing done by Quality Record Pressings on 200 gram of pure virgin vinyl. This album was produced to the same standards of all Analogue Productions LPs.
    1. One Armed Bandit
    2. Bag's Groove
    3. Swing Jig
    4. Killer Joe
    5. Medley
    6. Righteous Boogie Bass
    7. Hues
    8. Goodbye Freddie Green
    9. Five O'Clock Whistle
    10. Happy Days Are Here Again
    Ray Brown
    $34.99
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  • Exclusively for My Friends - The Lost Tapes (Speakers Corner) Exclusively for My Friends - The Lost Tapes (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Exclusively for My Friends - The Lost Tapes (Speakers Corner)

    Tears of sorrow mingled with tears of joy as Oscar Peterson fans realized that the keyboard genius who had just recovered his health was still capable of amazing them all, although he had obviously forfeited some of his past vitality. This may well have induced MPS - the label with whom Oscar Petersen himself claimed to have made his best recordings - to search their archives for lost tapes from Peterson's heydey. And lo and behold, a number of previously unreleased recordings were discovered which had been taped "exclusively for my friends" in the private studio in Villingen in 1965-1968.
    The electric atmosphere of these live sessions before a mere handful of listeners proves once again just how at home the musicians felt in the Black Forest villa - as is borne out by the fact that Peterson's usual trio formation alternated with his stand-in musicians of Sam Jones on the bass and Bobby Durham on the drums.



    And now, exclusively for all jazz fans, these amazing tracks are available for the very first time on an LP filled with glorious sound. Whether long-time collector or jazz newcomer, one thing is certain: this album belongs in every collection!



    Musicians:



    • Oscar Peterson (piano)

    • Ray Brown, Sam Jones (bass)

    • Ed Thigpen, Bobby Durham (drums)




    Recording: May 1965, November 1967 and October 1968 at H.G. Brunner-Schwer's private studio's in Villingen/ Germany by H.-G. Brunner-Schwer

    Production: H.-G. Brunner-Schwer





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Gravy Waltz
    2. Three O'Clock in the Morning
    3. Squeaky's Blues
    4. Tenderly
    5. I Will Wait for You
    6. Let's Fall in Love
    7. Put on a Happy Face
    8. Stella by Starlight
    9. Moanin' 10. Never Say Yes
    11. It's Impossible
    12. My Romance
    Oscar Peterson
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  • The Trio The Trio Quick View

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    The Trio

    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Oscar Peterson was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the Maharaja of the keyboard by Duke Ellington, but simply O.P. by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honors. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.


    Peterson made numerous duo performances and recordings with bassists Ray Brown, Sam Jones, and Irving Ashby, Herb Ellis, and Barney Kessel, pianists Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Benny Green, and Oliver Jones, trumpeters Clark Terry and Louis Armstrong, and many other important jazz players.


    Peterson redefined the jazz trio by bringing the musicianship of all three members to the highest level. Together with Joe Pass (guitar) and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass), Oscar Peterson (piano) called the trio in his own words, 'the most stimulating' and productive setting for public performances as well as in studio recordings.


    The Trio is a 1973 live recording at the London House in Chicago. Winner of the 1975 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance By A Group, this energetic live set is the highlight of all three storied careers.


    In his Allmusic review, critic Scott Yanow complimented the playing of Pass and Pedersen but wrote the reason to acquire this set is for the remarkable Oscar Peterson. The pianist brilliantly investigates several jazz styles... Peterson really flourished during his years with Norman Granz's Pablo label, and this was one of his finest recordings of the period.

    1. Blues Etude
    2. Chicago Blues
    3. Easy Listening Blues
    4. Come Sunday
    5. Secret Love
    Oscar Peterson Trio
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  • Way Out West (Deluxe Edition) Way Out West (Deluxe Edition) Quick View

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    Way Out West (Deluxe Edition)

    Deluxe Edition Celebrating The 60th Anniversary Of This Landmark Album In Rollins' Career


    Features A Full Second Lp Of Rare And Previously Unreleased Bonus Material


    Deluxe Gatefold Packaging


    Includes New Liner Notes And Previously Unseen Photos


    Way Out West, originally recorded for the Contemporary label in 1957, qualifies as an all-time Sonny Rollins classic.
    Culled from a 3 A.M. session with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne. This deluxe edition celebrates
    the 60th anniversary of this landmark album in Rollins' career with a full second LP of rare and previously
    unreleased bonus material, deluxe gatefold packaging, new liner notes and previously unseen photos.

    LP 1
    1. I'm An Old Cowhand

    2. Solitude
    3. Come, Gone

    4. Wagon Wheels

    5. There Is No Greater Love
    6. Way Out West


    LP 2
    1. Monologue: You Gotta Dig The Lyrics
    2. I'm An Old Cowhand (Alternate Version)

    3. Dialogue: Titling "Come, Gone"

    4. Come, Gone (Alternate Version)

    5. There Is No Greater Love (Alternate Version)
    6. Way Out West (Take 1)
    7. Way Out West (Alternate Version)

    Sonny Rollins
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  • Stan Getz And The Oscar Peterson Trio Stan Getz And The Oscar Peterson Trio Quick View

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    Stan Getz And The Oscar Peterson Trio

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    This 1957 date for Verve was the only official collaboration between Stan Getz and Oscar Peterson and it finds the two jazz greats in a quartet rounded out by guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown. The lack of drums here allows Getz's tenor to pace the foreground with a graceful precision while Peterson's deft fills and relaxed accompaniment creates the perfect atmosphere for creative interplay and fine sonic detail.


    The Norman Granz-produced 7-song set features a dynamic mix of standards, Getz originals like the heartening Tour's End and an infectious version of Ellis' Detour Ahead. Getz even regarded this historic meeting with the Oscar Peterson Trio as, One of the most enjoyable recordings I ever made. How refreshing it is to play with these pros.

    1. I Want To Be Happy
    2. Pennies From Heaven
    3. Ballad Medley
    4. I'm Glad There's You
    5. Tour's End
    6. I Was Doing All Right
    7. Bronx Blues
    Stan Getz
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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
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  • The Genius Sings the Blues The Genius Sings the Blues Quick View

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    The Genius Sings the Blues

    Numbered Limited-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity



    1961 Collection Gathers 12 Must-Have Songs from Charles' Peak Era



    Mobile Fidelity Has Righted the Sonic Wrongs That Plagued Earlier Versions - You Won't Find a Better-Sounding Ray Charles LP



    Genius doesnt even begin to describe the greatness of The Genius Sings the Blues. Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, the collection was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singers migration to rival ABC Paramount. What Atlantic originally underestimated is that the album contained many of Charles greatest works, all unified by their bluesy emotions and stirring arrangements. A classic of the soul and R&B canon, The Genius Sings the Blues is a snapshot of the evolution of timeless American music captured by the pianists indelible rhythmic pace, gospel roots, jazz backgrounds, and Southern-styled accents. And its never sounded so good.



    From the iconic cover art (a photo of Charles taken by legendary photographer Lee Friedlander) to the distinguished music within, everything about the thematic record is iconic. Now, nearly 50 years later, it can be heard in pristine fidelity sourced from the original mono master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys engineers have taken great pains to ensure that every clink of the piano keys, ache of Charles rolling voice, and rush of the backing arrangements sounds better than they have since first being recorded in the studio. This 180g LP simply lays waste to the competition.



    Previous editions of The Genius Sings the Blues, including a remastered digital edition from Rhino, suffered from varying levels, distracting static and noise, and inconsistent vocal balances. Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original mono master tapes to correct these problems, giving music lovers what is now unquestionably the best-sounding Charles album to stem from his peak era. And these performances are simply on fire.



    Whether inhabiting the sadness in Night Time (Is the Right Time) or personifying the loss of Hard Times, Charles invests each song with supreme emotion and undeniable conviction that makes the lyrics ring true and the blues resonate with cathartic pathos. Uptempo country blues numbers (Im Movin On, Early in the Mornin) balance the mournful slow fare, and again prove Charles a master composer, interpreter, and musician who could make any style his own. The Genius Sings the Blues also speaks to legendary jazz pianist Billy Taylors initial impressions of Charles upon hearing him in a way in which few other Charles recordings do.



    Taylor recalled: While playing through some new music for a projected Ruth Brown record date, I was asked to listen to an original song played and sung by a young composer and pianist from Seattle, Washington. I can still remember how surprised I was to hear this kind of music from a Northwesterner. He reminded me of Charles Brown, another pianist-singer who was very popular in the Forties, but he had a very personal sound and there was something different about his rhythmic approach. In his handling of melody he seemed to be using devices similar to those used by Dinah Washington and a small group of popular singers who allowed their gospel singing backgrounds to influence their interpretation of popular songs... I was intrigued by the emotional quality projected by both his piano playing and his unusual voice and was not surprised when Ahmet ErtegÜn said that he wanted to let the young musician record some of his own material. He communicates just like the old blues singers, Ahmet said.



    Indeed, that innate blues aesthetic dominates this collection, as does Charles distinctive rhythmic mannerisms. Finally, hear them as theyve always been intended to be experienced.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1.Early in the Mornin'
    2.Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
    3.The Midnight Hour
    4.(Night Time Is) the Right Time
    5.Feelin' Sad
    6.Ray's Blues
    7.I'm Movin' On
    8.I Believe to My Soul
    9.Nobody Cares
    10.Mr. Charles' Blues
    11.Some Day Baby
    12.I Wonder Who
    Ray Charles
    $34.99
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  • The Great Paris Concert (Pure Pleasure) The Great Paris Concert (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Great Paris Concert (Pure Pleasure)

    This set came about, in part, as a result of Ellington's signing to Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in November 1962, with the ending of his exclusive contract to Columbia. Six numbers from the three Paris dates were initially edited and released by Reprise as part of the ten-song Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits, but the bulk of the performances from those shows didn't surface until many years later as The Great Paris Concert on two LPs. This album "The Great Paris Concert" is raw and largely unedited, and depicts the full Ellington band in extraordinary form, oozing excitement -- from the saxophone showcase on the opener, Rockin' In Rhythm, the various sections of the band take flight at different points throughout this set, which includes such contemporary numbers as Ellington's theme music for an all but forgotten television series, The Asphalt Jungle, and excerpts from Such Sweet Thunder. Johnny Hodges is showcased in several solos, most notably on Suite Thursday, a work whose original studio incarnation he missed appearing on; Cootie Williams (Tutti for Cootie), Paul Gonsalves (Cop Out), Ray Nance (Bula), and Cat Anderson (Jam with Sam) get their own moments in the spotlight.



    Musicians:



    • Duke Ellington (piano)

    • Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (trumpet)

    • Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper (trombone)

    • Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges (saxophone)

    • Russell Procope (clarinet, saxophone)
    • Ernie Shephard (bass)

    • Sam Woodyard (drums)

    • Milt Grayson (vocal)



    Recording: February 1963 at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, France

    Production: Neshui Ertegun



    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.

    LP1
    1. Kinda Dukish/Rockin' In Rhythm
    2. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    3. The Star-Crossed Lovers
    4. All Of Me
    5. Theme From Asphalt Jungle
    6. Concerto For Cootie
    7. Tutti For Cootie
    8. Suite Thursday In Four Movements:
    Misfit Blues
    Schwiphti
    Zweet Zurzday
    Lay-By


    LP2
    1. Perdido
    2. The Eighth Veil
    3. Rose Of The Rio Grande
    4. Cop Out
    5. Bula
    6. Jam With Sam
    7. Happy-Go-Lucky Local
    8. Tone Parallel To Harlem

    Duke Ellington
    $49.99
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  • Pyramid (Pure Pleasure) Pyramid (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Pyramid (Pure Pleasure)

    With such a tight group as the MJQ is is impossible to single out individual musicians which probably accounts for their long lived success.
    This is a strong recording from the Modern Jazz Quartet, with inventive versions of John Lewis' Vendome. Ray Brown's Pyramid, Jim Hall's Romaine, and Lewis' famous Django, along with cooking jams on How High The Moon and It Don't Mean A Thing. The MJQ had become a jazz institution by this time, but they never lost their creative edge, and their performances (even on the remakes) are quite stimulating, enthusiastic, and fresh. - Scott Yanow/AMG

    Musicians:



    • John Lewis (piano)
    • Milt Jackson (vibraphone)
    • Percy Heath (bass)
    • Connie Kay (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. Vendome
    2. Pyramid
    3. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
    4. Django
    5. How High The Moon
    6. Romaine
    The Modern Jazz Quartet
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker Quick View

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    Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker


    First Time Available On Wide Release Vinyl


    Pristinely Restored 1980 Live Recording


    6 Of The Greatest Jazz Legends In Their Prime


    180 Gram Audiophile 2LP Vinyl With Gatefold


    On a cold November evening in 1980, 3000 jazz fans filled the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Hall of Place des Arts
    in Montreal, Quebec to attend what promised to be, a swinging evening featuring six of the biggest names
    in bebop. Billed The Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker, and under the direction of
    Dizzy Gillespie - one of the best jazz trumpeters of all time - the event featured legendary performers:
    Hank Jones - piano, Ray Brown - bass, Milt Jackson - vibes, Philly Joe Jones - drums and James Moody
    on tenor sax and flute. Local club owner Roue Doudou Boicel, who produced the concert, had the foresight
    to record the concert in its entirety. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then
    disappeared from the marketplace, those tapes lay dormant for over 30 years.


    This historic recording opens with rapturous applause that sets the tone with Dizzy's own "Blues 'N' Boogie.
    "Also featured are several classic standards - some more well known then others - including "Darben The
    Redd Foxx," "Time On My Hands," "Get Happy," "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Stardust." All the players are
    at the top of their game and having a blast, as evidenced by the banter and repartee between songs.


    Concert of the Century, pristinely restored and remastered, features two tracks that weren't on the original
    pressing from the early '80s - Ralph Rainger's "If I Should Lose You" and an incredible eight minute bass
    solo by Ray Brown.

    LP 1
    1. Blue 'n' Boogie
    2. If I Should Lose You
    3. Darben the Redd Foxx
    4. Time On My Hands


    LP 2
    1. Get Happy
    2. The Shadow of Your Smile
    3. Bass Solo/Manhã de Carnaval/Work Song (featuring Ray Brown)
    4. Stardust

    Dizzy Gillespie
    $26.99
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  • The Poll Winners The Poll Winners Quick View

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    The Poll Winners

    Import

    Side One


    1. Jordu (duke Jordan) 3:31
    2. Satin Doll (duke Ellington) 6:34
    3. It Could Happen To You (burke-van Heusen) 4:27
    4. Mean To Me (turk-ahlert) 6:30


    Side B


    5. Don't Worry About Me (bloom-koehler) 4:37
    6. On Green Dolphin Street (kaper-washington) 4:04

    7. You Go To My Head (coots-gillespie) 4:24
    8. Minor Mood (barney Kessel) 3:22
    9. Nagasaki (warren-dixon) 3:05

    Barney Kessel with Shelley Manne and Ray Brown
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Black, Brown And Beige (Speakers Corner) Black, Brown And Beige (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Black, Brown And Beige (Speakers Corner)

    Black, Brown, & Beige is Duke Ellington's musical representation of the African-American experience in the United States. It is arguably The Maestro's greatest work. The triumph of telling so important a story so well through music alone makes Duke Ellington's Black, Brown, & Beige a masterpiece. It also displays Duke's, and Jazz's, highest achievement in long form. Whether you perceive it as a three-movement symphony or accept Ellington's own personalized terminology »Tone Parallel«, Black, Brown, & Beige matches conceptually and in artistic content the musical continuity of Western Classical's greatest names in their lengthiest works.


    The history of Black, Brown, & Beige is in its own right momentous. Ellington premiered the work at Carnegie Hall on January 23, 1943, at Duke's first performance on that illustrious stage. The Maestro has created the Come Sunday Suite. Duke Ellington basically reduced his three movement work to its first, Black, elevating that movement's spiritual theme, Come Sunday, making it the melody of the edited work. Truncating the symphony Black, Brown, & Beige into the song Come Sunday works because Duke Ellington has expanded Come Sunday through numerous theme and variations unknown to the original. The piece de resistance: a sacred text, by Duke himself, a text sung by the best known African-American religious singer in history, Mahalia Jackson. There is no doubt that it is the presence and performance of Mahalia Jackson which secures a home in the pantheon for this recasting of Black, Brown, & Beige, a work that already resided there.


    And Duke Ellington pulled off this coup with one hand tied behind his back, or without the services of his right-hand man. Overlooked over the years since the album Black, Brown, & Beige was recorded in February 1958 is the absence of Johnny Hodges (Hodges did a gig with Strayhorn in Florida during this period), the Ellington band's premier soloist


    The sides C & D are released on vinyl for the first time with this issue.


    Recording in mono.


    Musicians:



    • Duke Ellington (piano)

    • Mahalia Jackson (vocal)

    • Clark Terry (trumpet)

    • Ray Nance (trumpet, vocal)

    • Quentin Jackson (trombone)

    • Harry Carney (bassoon)

    • Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone)

    • Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet)

    • Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone)

    • Jimmy Woode (bass)

    • Sam Woody (drums)



    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    LP 1
    1. Part I
    2. Part II
    3. Part III (AKA Light)
    4. Part IV (AKA Come Sunday)
    5. Part V (AKA Come Sunday)
    6. Part VI (23rd Psalm)


    LP 2
    1. Track 360 (AKA Trains)(Alt. Take)
    2. Blues In Orbit (AKA Tender)(Alt. Take)
    3. Part I (Alt. Take)
    4. Part II (Alt. Take)
    5. Part III (AKA Light) (Alt. Take)
    6. Part IV (AKA Come Sunday)(Alt. Take)
    7. Part V (AKA Come Sunday)(Alt. Take)
    8. Part VI (23rd Psalm)(Alt. Take)
    9. Studio Conversation (Mahalia Swears)
    10. Come Sunday (A Capella)

    Duke Ellington & Mahalia Jackson
    $49.99
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  • Quintessence (Pre-Order) Quintessence (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Quintessence (Pre-Order)

    1976 Session Featuring Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown & Philly Joe Jones

    Bill Evans was such a force as a trio pianist that people tend to overlook his quintet sessions. This 1976 date was one of Evans's personal favorites within that context. Featuring longtime friend Philly Joe Jones plus Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, and Ray Brown, the ensemble is stellar to say the least; and the players strike a comfortably creative groove on a program that includes originals by trumpeters Thad Jones and Kenny Wheeler, plus Burrell's blowing tune Bass Face.

    1. Sweet Dulcinea Blue
    2. Martina

    3. Second Time Around
    4. A Child Is Born
    5. Bass Face
    Bill Evans
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    Jazz At The Philharmonic: Blues In Chicago 1955

    Norman Granz' Jazz at the Philharmonic series brought together the jazz titans of his era to perform together. The
    JATP Blues in Chicago (1955) returns as a 180-gram vinyl LP. Oscar Peterson leads a band with Buddy Rich,
    Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and Herb Ellis performing together.
    1. The Blues
    2. The Modern Set

    3. The Ballad Medley
    4. The Swing Set
    Oscar Peterson / Illinois Jacquet / Herb Ellis
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    Jazz At The Philharmonic: Carnegie Blues

    This legendary album consisted of tracks recorded at Carnegie Hall between 1946 and 1967 with an all-star
    ensemble of jazz legends like Herb Ellis, Jo Jones, Ray Brown, Coleman Hawkins and Illinois Jacquet. This highly
    requested Verve reissue returns as a vinyl LP.
    1. Carnegie Blues [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]
    2. Tea For Two [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]

    3. Blues [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]

    4. I Got Rhythm [Live At Carnegie Hall/1946]
    5. Lester's Blues [Live At Carnegie Hall/1953]
    6. I Cover The Waterfront [Live At Carnegie Hall/1953]
    7. Lester Gambols [Live At Carnegie Hall/1953]

    8. Medley: Robbin's Nest / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Can't We Be Friends [Live At Chicago Civic Opera]
    Lester Young
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    The Poll Winners

    Timeless guitar jazz is the theme on The Poll Winners as six-string maestro Barney Kessel's expressive, virtuosic approach takes center stage in this
    1957 recording. Joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, Kessel melds effortlessly into the group setting while tastefully affording
    himself the freedom to let his solo lines flourish. Brought together by a common thread, Kessel, Brown and Manne actually DID win polls in DownBeat,
    Playboy, and Metronome in 1956, which is what brought them together for this classic small-group date, which features nine pieces and 40 minutes of
    expressive, modern jazz. A sensitive, engaging listen, The Poll Winners will reward any attentive jazz fan with new revelations upon each repeat listen. A
    hallmark of early guitar jazz sessions, this vinyl LP is a welcome addition to casual and serious jazz collectors alike.
    1. Jordu
    2. Satin Doll
    3. It Could Happen To You

    4. Mean To Me
    5. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
    6. On Green Dolphin Street
    7. You Go To My Head
    8. Minor Mood
    9. Nagasaki
    Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, & Shelly Manne
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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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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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    Golden Triangle (Discontinued)

    Featuring ex-Memphians NICK DIABLO (Viva L'American Death Ray Music) and ALIX BROWN (Lids, Angry Angles). A blast of blurry basement psychy experimental-ish rock. Limited edition six-song EP, packaged with silk-screened original RAUL DE NIEVES print covers. Hand-numbered edition of 500 copies previously availalble on the bands To Thirsty For Love Tour.
    1. Prize Fighter
    2. Ghosts
    3. Red Coats
    4. Witchita
    5. Night Brigade
    6. 20 20
    Golden Triangle
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    Coleman Hawkins And Confreres

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    Ben Webster had long before passed through the ranks of imitator, then pupil and finally master. His college attendance, as one might put it, in the Duke Ellington Orchestra gave him a sureness of expression in his great showpieces and he also learned to hold his own against such musical giants as Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton. Hawk was able to thoroughly enjoy his fame in numerous Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts given all over the world, where, of course, he had to assert himself against many other saxophone players. Two such JATP ensembles are to be found on the Confrères LP. The relaxed atmosphere is particularly noticeable in the title Sunday in which Roy Eldridge comes into the limelight with a brilliant solo. And just listen to George Buvivier's marvelous bass playing (in Nabab!) where he certainly has no reason to hide in the shadow thrown by Ray Brown. Coleman Hawkins' voluminous, supple sound which had a great influence on the styles of musicians ranging from Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins up to Joe Lovano, is best heard after Roy's solo in Honey Flower.


    Originally released in 1958.


    Musicians:


    Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

    Ray Brown, bass

    George Duvivier, bass

    Roy Eldridge, trumpet

    Herb Ellis, guitar

    Hank Jones, piano

    Oscar Peterson, piano

    Mickey Sheen, drums

    Alvin Stoller, drums

    Ben Webster, tenor saxophone


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Maria
    2. Sunday
    3. Hanid
    4. Honey Flower
    5. Nabob
    Coleman Hawkins
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    Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

    For years Duke Ellington and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins promised each other that they would one day find a way to collaborate on an album. Finally, in 1962, they recorded at the famed Rudy Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey, with a small personnel from the Ellington band. The event was marked by the combination of the guest tenor's distinctive and expansive tones, the rich ensemble sound, and of course, the extraordinary Ellington compositions. Duke Ellington covered the piano and brought with him Aaron Bell, brass; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Sam Woodyard, drums; and Ray Nance, cornet and violin. What became obvious almost immediately was the interplay of Hawkin's tenor and Harry Carney on alto saxophone and the alto voicing of Johnny Hodges. Highlights include the infectious calypso-like opening of Limbo Jazz that moves from solos by Hodges, Ray Nance and Lawrence Brown to a solo by Coleman Hawkins. Ellington's classic Mood Indigo is the perfect vehicle for Hawkins with his rich, resonant phrasing. Wanderlust, which was first recorded in 1938, is revived here with Lawrence Brown and Ray Nance contributing to the blues mood of the piece. Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins features two legendary masters of jazz in a meeting that remains as masterful and thrilling as it did when it first took place in 1962.


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    1. Limbo Jazz
    2. Mood Indigo
    3. Ray Charles' Place
    4. Wanderlust
    5. You Dirty Dog
    6. Self Portrait (Of the Bean)
    7. The Jeep Is Jumpin'
    8. The Ricitic
    Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
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    Way Out West (Awaiting Repress)

    Mastered off the original 2-track tape recorded with a tube AKG-C12 microphone on a tube Ampex 350 machine. Features Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Manne on drums. Over his long and distinguished career, Sonny Rollins has made many dozens of albums. Among those recorded during the fifties, Prestige's Movin' Out and Colossus, Blue Note's A Night at the Village Vanguard, Riverside's The Sound of Sonny, and Way Out West on Contemporary qualify as all-time Rollins classics.


    The session for Way Out West, Rollins' first ever in California, was called for 3 a.m. to accommodate everyone's busy schedules. Sonny, who could never be accused of overstatement, announced after four hours of recording: I'm hot now.


    Mastered by Doug Sax.


    Way Out West is a piano-less trio - another va-va-vivid Roy DuNann production - with Rollins spinning quirky geometric patterns through odd standards like 'I'm an Old Cow Hand.' - Fred Kaplan, The Absolute Sound, December 2005 (included in Kaplan's Best-Sounding Jazz LPs)


    1. I'm An Old Cowhand

    2. Solitude

    3. Come, Gone

    4. Wagon Wheels

    5. There Is No Greater Love

    6. Way Out West





    Sonny Rollins
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    West Side Story

    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


    One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his light-swing signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, a delight to hear again and earning him a Grammy nomination.


    Originally released in 1962


    Oscar Peterson, piano

    Ray Brown, bass

    Toots Thielemans, harmonica


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Something's Coming
    2. Somewhere
    3. Jet Song
    4. Tonight
    5. Maria
    6. I Feel Pretty
    7. Reprise
    Oscar Peterson
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    Encounters Ben Webster

    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


    As critic Nat Hentoff makes clear, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster were larger than life. Formidable, even forbidding presences, they revealed a depth of feeling in their playing that spoke of their vast life experiences, as great writers or painters speak through their work.


    Recorded in 1957.


    Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone

    Ben Webster, tenor saxophone

    Ray Brown, bass

    Herb Ellis, guitar

    Oscar Peterson, piano

    Alvin Stoller, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Blues for Yolande
    2. It Never Entered My Mind
    3. La Rosita
    4. You's Be So Nice to Come Home To
    5. Prisoner of Love
    6. Tangerine
    7. Shine On Harvest Moon
    Coleman Hawkins
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    Bird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl Release


    First Time Gatefold Cover Presentation


    The 1988 Clint Eastwood Produced Movie Soundtrack Recording


    Featuring Legendary Performances Of Charlie Parker With Ray Brown, Walter Davis, Jr., Ron Carter, Barry Harris, And Jon
    Faddis


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Manufactured At R.T.I..


    Charlie Parker was a true innovator of the hard bop jazz sound which continues to be loved the world over, thanks to his legendary jazz recordings and unique contributions to the genre.


    The saxophonist's short life was documented in an acclaimed biographic movie produced by the legendary Clint Eastwood in 1988 starring the great Forest Whitaker, of which he won an award for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.


    The film also took home an Academy Award for Best Sound which notably due to the unique recording itself thanks to the Parker's widow Chan Parker, who supplied the original recordings to Clint Eastwood for use in the film.


    Clint went on to enhance the tapes with sideman Red Roney, Ron Carter, Jon Faddis and others as the original soundtrack recording for Bird took flight!


    Featuring 10 of Charlie's finest tunes like This Time The Dreams On Me, Ko Ko, Parker's Mood and Orinthology, the Bird soundtrack truly is a jazz lover's dream.


    Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Charlie Parker's BIRD- THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and pressed for a very limited time on translucent blue vinyl at R.T.I., the Lp cover will also be featured in a first time gatefold cover to further enhance your listening hours.

    1. Lester Leaps In
    2. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
    3. Laura

    4. All Of Me

    5. This Time The Dream's On Me
    6. Ko Ko

    7 Cool Blues

    8. April In Paris

    9. Now's The Time

    10. Ornithology

    11. Parker's Mood
    Charlie Parker
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