Jazz Band Ball: First Set (1957)
On this reissue CD, pianist/arranger Marty Paich heads a septet that consists of trumpeters Jack Sheldon and Don Fagerquist, valve trombonists Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen, and a quiet rhythm section with bassist Buddy Clark and drummer Mel Lewis. While ...
Unrecorded Stan Kenton (2008)
Pianist Stan Kenton was one of the few leaders of the big band era whose popularity extended even into the 1970s, in part because Kenton didn't rely upon nostalgia and kept his music evolving. Kenton's orchestra was always one of ...
Best of Art Pepper (2004)
This 13-track set covers almost 20 years in the tumultuous career of alto saxophonist Art Pepper. From the lead-off track "Smack Up," Pepper's remarkable style is apparent--lyrical, dexterous, and full of a wild, mercurial passion that recalls Charlie Parker, but ...
Tangents In Jazz (2006)
Remastered reissue CD that looks like vinyl. OLP. 2005.
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (05/1955).
Personnel: Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jack Sheldon (trumpet); Art Anton (drums).
Liner Note Author: Peter Bölke.
Plus Eleven (1959)
The ubiquitous Bud Shank played on many of arranger Marty Paich's sessions, including this West Coast answer to BIRTH OF THE COOL. MODERN JAZZ CLASSICS is more accurately described as a brilliantly executed homage to bebop itself, with its fresh ...
Selected Shorts (2004)
Track Listing: Mama's Boy Blues; That's Where I Am; Hey Bartender; Willie; One More Cowboy; Barstool Boogie; C'mon-A-My House; First I Lost My Marbles; That Ain't Right; Cue the Violins; I'll See You in My Dreams; Texas Kinda Attitude; That's ...
Legacy: The Last Sessions (2006)
Track Listing: Nessun Dorma; Take the a Train; Stormy Weather; Why Don't You Do Right; Overtime; Angel Eyes; Jordu; 'Round Midnight; Love for Sale;
Used Songs (1973-1980) (2001)
Includes liner notes by Charles Schwab, Hal Wilner, Jon Landau.
While Tom Waits would come to be best known for the innovative work that followed his stylistic reinvention/deconstruction in the 1980s, that material could not have existed without the groundwork he ...
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That Face! (2006)
Track Listing: That Face; I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over; Feeling Good; I Was a Fool; Spice; Girl Talk; Cry Me a River; What a Diff'rence a Day Made; You'll Never Know; Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise; Trouble with ...
Very Best of Diane Schuur (1997)
The Very Best of Diane Schuur is a fine collection of 13 of the vocalist's most popular recordings for GRP, featuring such tracks as "All Right, OK, You Win (I'm in Love With You)," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Sunday Kind ...
Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet (1956)
This continually interesting set finds Jimmy Giuffre sticking exclusively to his cool-toned clarinet, mostly playing in the lower register, in several settings. The thought-provoking and generally relaxed works feature a wide variety of instrumentation. Giuffre takes "So Low" as an ...
Great Ideas Of Western Mann (2008)
One classic LP, plus five bonus tracks from the flutist and bass clarinet jazzman, Herbie Mann, with incredible assistance by Jack Sheldon, Jimmy Rowles and a host of others. These original Riverside recordings showcase the amazing talents of each and ...
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; ...
Recording information: RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Vine Street, Ho.
Personnel: Bill Plummer (sitar); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Larry Bunker (vibraphone); Shelly Manne (drums).
Jazz Greats of Our Time: Complete Recordings (1957)
This double-disc compilation of jazz classics includes several recordings from 1957 and features jazz greates from both coasts.
Manny Albam led many fine all-star big bands assembled specifically for recording sessions, and this compilation combines two related Coral LPs into a ...
In a Jazz Orbit (1958)
Considering his talents, arranger Bill Holman has led relatively few recording sessions through the years. This formerly rare big-band set from 1958 (originally on the Andex label and reissued on CD by V.S.O.P.) features a 15-piece band filled with West ...
Songs I Like to Sing! (1960)
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
One of the high points of Helen Humes' career, this Contemporary set (reissued on CD) features superior songs, superb backup, and very suitable and swinging arrangements by Marty Paich. Humes' versions of ...
||An Uptown Christmas (1995) |
Uptown was one of the first independent jazz labels to come out with a multi-artist Christmas jazz collection. This enjoyable CD has performances by the Claudio Roditi-Don Sickler quintet, Frank Wess, Johnny Coles, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Richard Wyands, Maria ...
Let Me Off Uptown (2005)
Most jazz aficionados will rank Anita O'Day as one the very best vocalists that the genre had to offer in the 1940s and 1950s. Her satiny tone, natural sense of rhythm, and improvisational skills placed her alongside the elite voices ...
Ain't Misbehavin' (1999)
Recording information: Capitol Records, Hollywood CA (06/24/1978).
Personnel: Benny Goodman (clarinet); Cal Collins (guitar); Buddy Tate (saxophone); Jack Sheldon (trumpet); Wayne Andre (trombone); John Bunch (piano).
Liner Note Author: Herb Wong.
Sings Steve Allen: Spring Is Where You Are (2000)
There's been a spate of "Songs of Steve Allen" albums, including ones made by Buddy DeFranco/Terry Gibbs, Andy Williams, Roseanna Vitro, and Frankie Randall, among others. Now comes another entry, Carol Jolin and husband Tom Kubis' fine effort for Sea ...
My Son the Folk Swinger/Jazz Kaleidoscope (1997)
In 1997, Blue Moon released My Son the Folk Swinger/Jazz Kaleidoscope, which contained two albums -- My Son the Folk Swinger (1963, originally released on Vee Jay) and Jazz Kaleidoscope (1962, also originally on Vee Jay) -- by Bill Marx ...
Nocturnal Velvet (2005)
All the stars have aligned for Melodye DeWine's debut CD "Nocturnal Velvet." Melodye's sassy, soulful vocal styling merge wonderfully with hauntingly beautiful arrangements that feature some of the finest jazz musicians in the nation.
Great American Songbook standards such as "The ...
'Holiday' for Lovers (2005)
One of the warmest ballad singers to mature during the 1950s, Johnny Holiday never became a major star but he worked steadily throughout the era. 'Holiday' for Lovers was originally released by the Mode label just before it went out ...
Go West, Man! (1957)
Digitally remastered by Shigeo Miyamoto using 20-bit technology.
Recorded in February, 1957. Includes liner notes by Ralph J. Gleason.
Personnel: Quincy Jones (vocals, trumpet); Herb Geller, Art Pepper, Benny Carter , Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone); Walter Benton, Bill Perkins, Buddy Collette (tenor ...