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 ...
Soulmates (1963) Top Seller
Digitally remastered by Gary Hobish (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
This special collector's edition was digitally remastered from the original analog master tapes.
At first, the pairing of Ben Webster with pianist Joe Zawinul seems a little strange: Webster represents the old guard, ...
||Rickie Lee Jones|
It's Like This (2010)
Track Listing: Show Biz Kids; Trouble Man; For No One; Smile; Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys; On The Street Where You Live; I Can't Get Started; Lazy River; Someone To Watch Over Me; Cycles; One Hand, One Heart;
||Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk Quartet|
Rip, Rig and Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith (1990)
2 LPs on 1 CD, the full titles are "Rip Rig And Panic" and "Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith".
If you're looking for a one-disc, non-compilation introduction to the genius of multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk (he added the Rahsaan in ...
||Oscar Peterson Trio|
With Respect to Nat (1965)
This album is quite unusual. Recorded shortly after Nat King Cole's death, pianist Oscar Peterson takes vocals on all but one of the dozen selections, sounding almost exactly like Cole. Peterson, who rarely ever sang, is very effective on the ...
Blues Book (1964)
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1993, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
For this CD reissue in his series of Books, Ervin and his quintet (with trumpeter Carmell Jones, pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Alan Dawson) perform four very ...
Freedom Book (1963)
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1995, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
In some ways tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin was the archetypal jazz player for the post-bop 1960s, combining the tradition of Texas sax with just the hint of edgy modernism, a ...
Ain't Misbehavin' (1978)
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1999, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
When this set (reissued on CD) was recorded, Hank Jones was the pianist in the Broadway show Ain't Misbehavin', a revue that celebrated Fats Waller's music. Jones never sounded like Waller, ...
||Bill Evans / Stan Getz|
Stan Getz & Bill Evans (1973)
The only studio meeting between Stan Getz and Bill Evans took place over two days in 1964, with the aggressive drummer Elvin Jones and either Richard Davis or Ron Carter on bass. It is peculiar that Verve shelved the results ...
Sketch for Summer (2008)
Not just classmates at Berklee School of Music, Gary McFarland and Gabor Szabo believed in, pursued, and created an intriguing synthesis of jazz and pop that drew upon the best characteristics of each. They brought rock standards into the jazz ...
||Wes Montgomery / Jimmy Smith|
Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)
This is the sort of thing that will place high in the results of an internet search on the phrase "roots of acid jazz." Organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery were already titans of the jazz world before they ...
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 ...
At Mister Kelly's (1957)
Recorded live at Mr. Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois in August 1957.
During the mid-'50s, Sarah Vaughan spent most of her time recording songbook standards backed by a large orchestra in florid arrangements, with only the occasional breath of fresh air like her ...
||Bonus Track; Remastered
Andrew Hill's previous 1964 outing on Blue Note, the trio-only SMOKE STACK, had drummer Roy Haynes sounding so much like Elvin Jones that Hill brought in the real thing for next quartet session, JUDGEMENT! True to form, the always fiery ...
Original Sin/Essence (2000)
ORIGINAL SIN is an original ballet score composed and conducted by John Lewis. ESSENCE features the compositions and arrangements of Gary McFarland.
This Collectables reissue pairs up two albums by pianist, arranger, and Modern Jazz Quartet musical director John Lewis. Original ...
In N Out (1964)
|| (Import) Bonus Track; Japan; Remastered; Super-High Material
This progressive session from Joe Henderson is a quintessential mid-'60s Blue Note disc. Although a great deal of attention has been placed on the significance of the work of Miles Davis and John Coltrane at that time, Henderson was one ...
||Great Jazz Trio|
Autumn Leaves (2003)
The Great Jazz Trio was a working cooperative working with various lineups led by Hank Jones in during the 1970s and 1980s, but the revival of this defunct group finds Jones joined by two newcomers to the group, seasoned veterans ...
Iron Man (1963)
Although this 1963 date features some of the same musicians - Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis- as the following year's OUT TO LUNCH, it's nowhere near as elegant as the celebrated Blue Note album.Some might find Eric Dolphy to be a ...
These Are My Roots: Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly (1965)
Recorded on February 1 & 17, 1965 in New York, New York. Originally released on Atlantic (1444). Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology by Gene Paul (DB Plus, New York, New York).
Negotiations And Love Songs 1971-1986
Digitally remastered by Greg Calbi (Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
In his career, Paul Simon has had an impeccable ability to bring together melody and lyric with various global styles, creating some of the smartest pop around. Ever since he ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...