This unusual set has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Shelly Manne. Both "Take the 'A' Train" and "Cherokee" find the group at times playing two tempos ...
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All My Tomorrows (1994)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 22-24, 1994. Includes liner notes by Bob Porter.
Personnel: Grover Washington, Jr. (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Freddy Cole, Jeanie Bryson (vocals); Romero Lubambo (guitar); Bobby Ray Watson (alto ...
Fabulous Thad Jones (1958) Top Seller
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Jones is regarded as one of the most original trumpet players in hard bop. His unorthodox and daring improvisations are as complex as they are inventive, often containing odd intervals ...
Diva Series (2003)
Track Listing: What Is This Thing Called Love?; Ten Cents a Dance; Waiter, Make Mine Blues; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered; Tea for Two; Honeysuckle Rose; Love Me or Leave Me; It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream; Miss Brown to You; ...
|One More: Music of Thad Jones (2005) Top Seller
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, and as an excuse to play the compositions of the late great Thad Jones, a group of top jazz veterans was enlisted for this project. Michael ...
Idol Gossip (1976)
This somewhat forgotten studio session finds Gerry Mulligan, 25 years after he first acheived fame with his quartet, playing six of his fairly recent compositions along with a version of "Waltzing Mathilda." With vibraphonist Dave Samuels and a four-piece rhythm ...
I Just Dropped by to Say Hello (1963)
Recorded on October 9 & 17, 1963. Includes liner notes by Sid Mark.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media Studios).
Over the years, Johnny Hartman had worked with big bands and small combos, interpreting everything from romantic pop to elegant ...
||Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich / Gene Krupa / Buddy Rich|
Drum Battle (1952)
This set was initially issued as the 15th instalment in Norman Grantz's Jazz at the Philharmonic series of LPs, EPs, and 45s. As that highly collectible compilation of performances has been out of print since the 1960s, many of the ...
Vintage Hampton (1993)
VINTAGE HAMPTON is a compilation of very rare recordings featuring the great vibraphonist/big band leader's collaborations with some of the all-time great instrumental stylists.
During 1977, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton had the opportunity to record full albums with all-star groups headed by ...
||Peter Appleyard & The Jazz Giants|
Lost 1974 Sessions (2011)
Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants' The Lost 1974 Sessions features the British/Canadian vibraphonist backed by members of Benny Goodman's sextet at the time. Having played a show at the Ontario Place Forum with Goodman, Appleyard booked the ensemble for ...
Hawk Flies High (1957)
Although Coleman Hawkins was 51 when THE HAWK FLIES HIGH was recorded in 1957, he hadn't lost any of the vigor or imaginative dexterity that had typified his original work in the `30s and `40s. In fact, one of Hawkins's ...
Fusion! Wes Montgomery with Strings (1963)
FUSION is the beginning of Wes Montgomery's shift into the pop mode. It's noteworthy that this change began while he was still with Riverside, the jazz label that had initially signed him and released all of his small-group recordings as ...
||Grover Washington, Jr.|
Prime Cuts: The Greatest Hits 1987-1999 (1999)
This is a Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.
Grover Washington, Jr.'s fatal 1999 heart attack cut a successful 30-year recording career tragically short. Washington's legacy was his ability to combine jazz and pop by tracing their ...
Fine and Mellow (2003)
FINE AND MELLOW contains selections from GOT MY OWN (1972) and BIG BAD JUG (1972).
During his late period -- after his release from prison in 1969 up until the time of his death from cancer in 1974 -- Gene "Jug" ...
Breath of Fresh Air (1969)
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR contains 2 LPs on 1 CD from 1968 and 1969 and features jazz standards and '60s show tunes.
The jazz content of this CD reissue is pretty light as singer Marlene Ver Planck (who as usual ...
Definitive Chet Baker (2002)
Recorded between October 1952 & February 1983. Includes liner notes by Doug Ramsey.
This fine sampler has music from most of the periods of trumpeter Chet Baker's career, programmed in chronological order. Baker is heard with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet ("Freeway"), ...
||John Coltrane / Milt Jackson|
Bags & Trane (1959)
As John Coltrane moved from music rich in chordal complexity to a newer, freer form of modality--in which melodic and rhythmic freedom came to the fore--some critics couldn't make the imaginative leap. But no one could ever question Coltrane's superb ...
Charlie Parker for Lovers (2006)
With its revolutionary implications, tremendous velocity, and breakneck harmonic workouts, Charlie Parker's music isn't exactly what one would call romantic. Yet nestled in Parker's discography are any number of gorgeously rendered ballads and lush love songs. This compilation collects 11 ...
Bird: The Original Recordings of Charlie Parker (1962)
Digitally remastered by Dennis Drake, Phil Schaap, Thomas Ruff (Polygram Studios).
This compilation of original Verve sessions (spanning '47-'53) comes highly recommended, not only for its earful of superb musicianship from the creators of modern jazz, but for the sound quality ...
Getz for Lovers (2002)
Principally recorded at A & R, New York, New York; Capitol, Hollywood, California; Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey between December 12, 1952 and February 14, 1968. Includes liner notes by Al Young.
This 15-cut collection of Stan Getz ballads ...
New Trombone (1957)
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1996, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
This 1957 album is trombonist Curtis Fuller's first as a bandleader. On this date, Fuller is surrounded by fellow expatriates from Detroit, Michigan. Around the time that this record was ...
Extremes: Cal Tjader Trio/Breathe Easy (2001)
Recorded in San Francisco and Berkeley, California in 1951 & 1977.
Fantasy's frequent policy of combining two LPs onto one CD reissue is usually laudable and effective, giving listeners about twice as much for their money as they'd get on most ...
Cat Meets Chick/The Jazz Odyssey of James Rushing, Esq. (2002)
Recorded in 1955-56. Includes liner notes by Irving Townshend.
Jimmy Rushing's first two Columbia Records albums, recorded in 1955 and 1956 and originally released in 1956 and 1957, both have concepts behind them. Cat Meets Chick is actually co-billed to Ada ...
Zoot at Ease (1973)
This CD reissues a rare Zoot Sims set originally made for the defunct Famous Door label. Accompanied by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Milt Hinton and either Louie Bellson or Grady Tate on drums, Zoot (who doubles on tenor and soprano) ...
Stringsville challenges the essential rules and definitions of bebop like few records before or since -- not only does Harry Lookofsky wield as his weapons violins and violas, but his music hinges as much on technological innovation as it does ...