Definitive Jimmy Smith (2002)
Recorded between March 1956 & September 1966. Includes liner notes by Donald Elfman.
This sampler draws from organist Jimmy Smith's Blue Note and Verve recordings, picking out seven highlights from the 1956-1966 period. Included are such gems from Smith's Blue Note ...
See You at the Fair (1964)
SEE YOU AT THE FAIR is part of the "GRP Legendary Masters Of Jazz Series."
On SEE YOU AT THE FAIR, we hear a mature Ben Webster performing with both a quartet and a nonet, featuring arrangements of tunes such as ...
Plays Cedar Walton (1991)
Compilation of three albums recorded for Prestige between 1967-1969 highlighting pianist Cedar Walton's own compositions. Backed by trumpeter Kenny Dorham & Blue Mitchell, saxophonist Junior Cook & Clifford Jordan, bassists Leroy Vinnegar & Richard Davis
Still as criminally overlooked as he ...
Voice That Is! (1965)
Ballad singer Johnny Hartman's third and final Impulse session is not quite on the same level as the first two. Although the earlier of the two sessions has several near-classic performances (including "My Ship," "Waltz for Debby," and "It Never ...
Miracle Row/Janis Ian (2010)
This two-fer from Edsel features a pair of out of print LPs by singer/songwriter Janis Ian: Miracle Row and Janis Ian, originally issued in 1977 and 1978 on Columbia. Highlights among the 24 tracks include the bonus live cuts "Will ...
Some Other Country (2007)
Personnel: Daisy Densham (vocals, melodica); Les Fauves , Cassy Britton, Richard Davis (vocals); Justin Martin (flute); Francisco Brini (drums, percussion); Dimitri Papaioannou (Jew's harp); Brun, James (programming).
Silver Cycles (1968)
Still riding high from "Listen Here," Harris really started experimenting here with a dazzlingly eclectic LP that must have left his new fans wondering just who the real Eddie Harris was. There is good old Latinized funk in the opening ...
Hub Of Hubbard
Track Listing: Without A Song; Just One Of Those Things; Blues For Duane; The Things We Did Last Summer; Muses For Richard Davis;
Relaxin' at Camarillo (1980)
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1993, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Originally on Contemporary, this CD reissue teams the great tenor Joe Henderson with pianist Chick Corea, either Tony Dumas or Richard Davis on bass, and Peter Erskine or Tony Williams ...
||BBC Philharmonic / Davis / Dixon / Faure / Stott|
Faure: Orchestra Works (1995)
Jewels of Thought (1969)
No one navigates a stormy sea and subsequent repose quite like avant garde pilot Pharoah Sanders. We are invited here to join the personnel in transcendental affirmations of peace, reassured by the yodeling of Leon Thomas and happy, revelatory piano ...
Music Matador (1998)
In the spring of 1963, in the last full year of his life, Eric Dolphy recorded nine tracks in New York with producer Alan Douglas. Working with an ensemble that was mixed and matched in different configurations and included Prince ...
Prestige Profiles, Vol. 5 (2005)
Prestige Profiles, Vol. 5 contains previously released tracks taken from alto saxophonist and bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy's short stint with the label in the early '60s. The ten tracks, aimed at the casual listener, include the Dolphy-penned classics "G.W.," "Miss ...
Love & Peace (1982)
This 1982 release marks the reunion of drummer Elvin Jones with pianist McCoy Tyner. These two rhythm section gurus had previously played together for five years in the early '60s in the John Coltrane quartet, and LOVE & PEACE essentially ...
||Cannonball Adderley / Cannonball Adderley (Quintet)|
Plays Zawinul (2004)
Compiled by pianist Joe Zawinul, this Capitol collection features 10 songs composed by Zawinul himself and performed by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Both one-time members of Miles Davis's groups, Adderley and Zawinul began their association in the early 1960s when ...
Trompeta Toccata (1964)
Personnel; Kenny Dorham (trumpet); Joe Henderson (saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Richard Davis (bass); Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums).
Trumpeter Kenny Dorham was one of a select few jazz musicians whose career spanned the big band era, the emergence of bebop (he played ...
Biff Rose (1970)
Biff Rose is well known as a wordsmith, satirist and vivid prankster. A "flower-power" Tom Lehrer exploding across rollicking canvases of song best illustrated on his 1968 album The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side and 1969's Children Of Light. What ...
||Great Jazz Trio|
Collaboration is the third CD to be issued from a pair of 2002 sessions by the Great Jazz Trio, featuring Elvin Jones and Richard Davis with leader Hank Jones. The pianist previously worked alongside Davis on numerous sessions led by ...
Lift Every Voice (1969)
This is part of Blue Note's Limited Edition Connoisseur series.
The CD reissue of Andrew Hill's remarkably advanced fusion of voices and jazz quintet not only resuscitates the long out of print 1969 LP Lift Every Voice from oblivion, it adds ...
Willie Bobo's Finest Hour (2003)
Recorded between 1965 & 1968. Includes liner notes by Carlo Wolff.
There are compilations and there are compilations. Verve's Finest Hour series has, generally speaking, been consistent in producing collections with artists' best performances from the label -- with the possible ...
Once Upon a Time (1966)
For reasons that are unclear, this LP reissue of an Impulse set drops one of the seven songs ("Black and Tan Fantasy") from the program, reducing the playing time down to a mere 29 minutes. But if one finds this ...
More Blues and the Abstract Truth (1964)
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media Studios).
An essential followup to a 1961 classic. ~ Ron Wynn
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 10 & 11, 1964. Includes liner notes by ...
Rise & Fall of the Third Stream/Money in the Pocket (1994)
THE RISE & FALL OF THE THIRD STREAM was recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, Olmstead Studios and RCA Studios, New York in 1967. Originally released on Vortex (2002). MONEY IN THE POCKET was recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York ...
Blues for Easy Livers (1966)
Despite the title, this actually leans considerably further to the jazz side of Witherspoon's muse than the blues one, with backing by Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Roger Kellaway on piano, Bill Watrous on trombone, Richard Davis on bass, and ...
Here and There (1961)
This CD reissue has rarities from three different Eric Dolphy sessions. "April Fool" and the alternate take of "G.W." are drawn from Dolphy's initial date as a leader, a quintet outing with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and pianist Jaki Byard. "Don't ...