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Jeremy Pelt: Noir En Rouge - Live In Paris (CD: Highnote)Jeremy Pelt: Noir En Rouge - Live In Paris (CD: Highnote)
Recorded live in Paris at the famed Sunside / Sunset Jazz Club, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and his colleagues deliver a set of searing intensity and unparalleled musicianship.

Pelt's group is that rarest of all things in jazz, a working band, and the communication that comes from extensive time spent playing together is evident. All the players are among the foremost 30-something neo-bop players in jazz today giving the group an all-star-type reputation with a well-rehearsed sound that comes only with familiarity and countless gigs.

Pelt's own playing has earned accolades for his staggering virtuosity, which has elicited comparisons to trumpet icons like Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, as well as for his studious, cerebral approach to the music. On this particular night in Paris, Pelt focused all his attention on creating the perfect phrase to fit each musical moment, sculpting long lines that let the music breathe and while building spontaneous ideas into finely-crafted miniatures.(Proper Music) 


Price:  £13.99 


Heads Of State: Search For Peace (CD: Smoke Sessions)
Heads of State, featuring four of the most respected and admired jazz artists of our time, releases its first recording Search for Peace. A band over 50 years in the making, Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, and Al Foster had performed together countless times in different combinations and contexts over their storied careers, but it wasn t until September 2014 that they appeared as a quartet. The occasion that night was a tribute to McCoy Tyner, and the results were so inspired and the response so overwhelming that they knew right away they had something worth keeping. As pianist Larry Willis puts it, I don t think there are any bands that are doing quite what we re doing right now. Now, their unique chemistry and musicianship is documented on Search for Peace.

The album features selections by John Coltrane (Impressions ), Jackie McLean ( Capuchin Swing ), Benny Carter ( Summer Serenade ), Billy Strayhorn ( Lotus Blossom ) and, of course, the moving title track by Tyner ( Search for Peace ). Gary Bartz contributes two compositions ( Uncle Bubba which Gary performed with McCoy and Soulstice ) and there are two standards ( Crazy She Calls Me and I Wish I Knew which Tyner famously recorded with Coltrane). It is a well-chosen and balanced set, but the selections are somewhat beside the point; this all-star quartet makes everything sound like magic. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Heads Of State: Search For Peace (CD: Smoke Sessions)


Billy Hart Quartet: One Is The Other (CD: ECM)Billy Hart Quartet: One Is The Other (CD: ECM)
 


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Billy Hart & The WDR Big Band: The Broader Picture (CD: Enja)
Drum maestro Billy Hart's original music from the 1970s-1990s is arranged for the first time for a big band. But not just any big band -- Germany's most renowned ensemble, the WDR Big Band Cologne. The arranger and instigator of the project is a former student of Hart's -- a Swiss trombonist, composer and arranger named Christophe Schweizer, who took a strong interest in Hart's music after the drummer had such a profound impact on him as a teacher and a player." (Proper Music) 


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Billy Hart & The WDR Big Band: The Broader Picture (CD: Enja)


Richie Beirach: Inborn (CD: Jazzline, 2 CDs)Richie Beirach: Inborn (CD: Jazzline, 2 CDs)
This all-star combo was assembled under the leadership of pianist Richie Beirach (born 1947), it included the Brecker Brothers - the late tenor saxophonist Michael and the trumpeter Randy, the guitarist John Scofield, bassist George Mraz and the drummer Adam Nussbaum. At the time of recording all six of them were internationally recognised names in jazz, with the Brecker Brothers, who were fast becoming "superstars" of modern jazz, leading the way.

The setting for the recording was quite exceptional and is worth mentioning. On the first day of their recording session in mid-April of 1989 the six jazz musicians performed the pieces highly focused and without disturbance at the Clinton Studios in New York. However, on the second day they invited friends and acquaintances and played some of the same pieces as the day before, but now under more difficult conditions, live on stage in front of an audience. The result is a double album of historical significance for the world of jazz. A must-have for your collection! (Proper Music) 


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Joe Bonner Trio: Parade (CD: Steeplechase- Euro Import)
 


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Joe Bonner Trio: Parade (CD: Steeplechase- Euro Import)


Steve Coleman & Five Elements (CD: Pi Recordings)Steve Coleman & Five Elements (CD: Pi Recordings)
 


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Steve Coleman & The Council Of Balance: Synovial Joints (CD: Pi Recordings)
Composer and alto saxophonist Steve Coleman is widely considered to be among the most influential artists in jazz. He was recipient in 2014 of three prestigious awards: a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship and Doris Duke Performing Artist Grant. This comes at a time when Coleman is at a creative peak, incorporating a lifetime of research into African diasporic culture and cycles found in nature and astronomy into his musical methods. His influence among young artists, particularly in his approach to rhythm, has never been stronger.

Synovial Joints is the most ambitious project in Coleman s 30-year career as a bandleader. The music is written for 21 musicians, encompassing his core Five Elements group, augmented by musicians from jazz, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and contemporary classical circles. The music was based on ideas that reflect the processes, functions and rhythms of the human body - to model individual elements of the musical composition on the physiological movements within the nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, and exocrine systems. The overall musical structure of the composition is held together based on the musculoskeletal system, hence the title. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Steve Coleman & The Council Of Balance: Synovial Joints (CD: Pi Recordings)


Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis (CD: Pi Recordings)Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis (CD: Pi Recordings)
 


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The Cookers: Warriors (CD: Jazz Legacy)
Jazz veterans and kindred spirits Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart forge a world-class union on “Warriors” their auspicious debut for Jazz Legacy. Along with David Weiss and Craig Handy, they

are collectively known as The Cookers and their first recording is a potent collection of expansive post bop originals. Amongst the tracks is a dynamic rendition of Freddie Hubbards “The Core”, two relaxed offerings from Cecil McBee and Billy Harper’s signature piece “Priestess” which the saxophonist performed numerous times with The Gil Evans Orchestra. (Proper Music) 


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The Cookers: Warriors (CD: Jazz Legacy)


Saxophone Summit: Seraphic Light (CD: Telarc)Saxophone Summit: Seraphic Light (CD: Telarc)
Saxophone Summit re-convene, this time with saxophonists Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano being joined by tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane who takes the place of the late saxophonist Michael Brecker. Once again they pay tribute to the legendary John Coltrane, this time with their own arrangements of three late period Coltrane compositions, ‘Cosmos’, Seraphic Light’ and ‘Expression’. Trumpeter Randy Brecker joins them on two tracks, including his own composition “Message To Mike” that’s dedicated to the memory of his brother. (New Note) 


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Joe Lovano: From The Soul (CD: Blue Note)
With From The Soul, Joe Lovano heads a lineup with pianist Michel Petrucciani, bassist Dave Holland, and the late drummer Ed Blackwell. (Blue Note) 


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Joe Lovano: From The Soul (CD: Blue Note)


Joe Lovano: Rush Hour (CD: Blue Note)Joe Lovano: Rush Hour (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Joe Lovano: Joyous Encounter (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Joe Lovano: Joyous Encounter (CD: Blue Note)


Joe Lovano & Hank Jones: Kids- Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (CD: Blue Note)Joe Lovano & Hank Jones: Kids- Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Joe Lovano: Symphonica (CD: Blue Note)
Saxophone maestro Joe Lovano has enjoyed a stellar career recording for Blue Note Records, launching into new territory with different sized ensembles from album to album while rarely retreading the steps of his past musical adventures. Whether he’s been in a trio fascination, a quartet marvel, or a killer nonet setting, Lovano has upped the ante with each album, not only furthering his reputation as one of the world’s premiere saxophonists but also forwarding jazz expression with imaginative might.

With his 20th album for Blue Note, Lovano delivers a milestone recording with Symphonica, a bold and beautiful orchestral project recorded largely in concert with the WDR Radio Big Band and Orchestra from Cologne, Germany. With music arranged and conducted by the big band musical director, Michael Abene, Symphonica marks the first time in Lovano’s career that he has recorded an entire album with a full symphony. All of the music consists of Lovano compositions save for one piece (Charles Mingus’s “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love,” where Lovano sustains his tenor saxophone lines to hover over the haunting melody). In that sense, Symphonica stands as a full-sound, best-of collection that traces the breadth and plumbs the depth of Lovano’s career. (Blue Note Records) 


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Joe Lovano: Symphonica (CD: Blue Note)


Joe Lovano US Five: Bird Songs (CD: Blue Note- US Import)Joe Lovano US Five: Bird Songs (CD: Blue Note- US Import)
 


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Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Soundprints: Scandal (CD: Greenleaf Music)
'Scandal' marks the first time that trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano have recorded a full studio album of material together, revealing a passionately adventurous band for whom no territory is off-limits.

As on their live debut recording, Sound Prints features pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Joey Baron. The super group heads off into swinging, heartfelt and sophisticated new territory inspired by saxophonist giant Wayne Shorter. Two of Shorter's pieces receive special treatment. A truly fantastic and original group playing new originals and music by Shorter. (Proper Music) 


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Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Soundprints: Scandal (CD: Greenleaf Music)


Joe Locke & David Hazeltine Quartet: Mutual Appreciation Society 2 (CD: Sharp Nine)Joe Locke & David Hazeltine Quartet: Mutual Appreciation Society 2 (CD: Sharp Nine)
 


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Joe Locke: Love Is A Pendulum (CD: Motema)
Inspired by a poem by Barbara Sfraga, 'Love Is A Pendulum' is the most personal, most compositional and most emotive work of Locke's career and features a hand-picked cast of outstanding musicians that bring his vision to life in spectacular fashion: special guests Rosario Giuliani, Donny McCaslin (saxophones), Paul Bollenback (guitar), Victor Provost (steel pan) and Theo Bleckmann (voice), with Locke's core working quartet, featuring Robert Rodriguez (piano), Terreon Gully (drums and co-producer) and Ricardo Rodriguez (basses).

Locke comments in the liner notes about the musicians featured on the album : "as tightly composed as much of this music is, it would not have risen off the page without the creative contributions of the musicians here." Just over an hour in length, the album has taken a lifetime to make, as it encompasses all of Locke's joys and sorrows, and utilises all of his slings and arrows. (Proper Music) 


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Joe Locke: Love Is A Pendulum (CD: Motema)


Mickey Bass & The Co-Operation: Sentimental Mood (CD: Early Bird- US Import)Mickey Bass & The Co-Operation: Sentimental Mood (CD: Early Bird- US Import)
Here, on this premiere album with Mickey as Leader, composer, arranger, conductor and featured artist we find him surrounded by some very old and dear, tried and true friends both socially and in this case, most importantly, professionally. This Album is dedicated to Duke Ellington and Bobby Timmons. One gentleman, an extremely profound influence both Musically and Orchestrally, and the other an equally profound Artist and 'stablemate'. (Early Bird Records) 


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Mickey Bass Quartet: Another Way Out (CD: Early Bird- US Import)
 


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Mickey Bass Quartet: Another Way Out (CD: Early Bird- US Import)


The Timeless All Stars: Time For The Timeless All Stars (CD: Early Bird- US Import) The Timeless All Stars: Time For The Timeless All Stars (CD: Early Bird- US Import)
Featuring Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Steve Turre, Buster Williams, Cedar Walton & Billy Higgins. 


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Mickey Bass New York Powerhouse Ensemble: Live At The Jazz Corner Of The World (CD: Early Bird- US Import)
This is a no-fooling-around album. Bassist and Pittsburgh native Mickey Bass leads his quintet through a four-number set recorded at 'The Jazz Corner of The World', in New York City in 2001. The tunes, all by Bass, range from 16 minutes to 23 minutes in length. The band features Bass, Antonio Hart on alto sax, Craig Handy on tenor, Eric Allen on drums and, especially, pianist John Hicks. The pianist, who died in 2006, stands out particularly with his energetic backup work. The tunes include Bass's Arrangement of the well known "Soul Eyes," which provides the two saxophonists a great ballad opportunity, far from the driving "One for Trane." This is an album that captures the sizzle of a well done set (Early Bird Records) 


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Mickey Bass New York Powerhouse Ensemble: Live At The Jazz Corner Of The World (CD: Early Bird- US Import)


The Reunion Legacy Band: The Legacy (CD: Early Bird- US Import)The Reunion Legacy Band: The Legacy (CD: Early Bird- US Import)
When Early Bird Records Executive Producer Mickey Bass was asked to record a group of his favorite Musicians in a sextet format for the labels' debut release; he merely smiled and said "Consider it done!" Within the space of half an hour he had assembled a line-up of some of the most formidable and respected Musicians on the scene. Features Charles Tolliver, Grachan Moncur III, John Hicks & Billy Hart. (Early Bird Records) 


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John Hicks: Sweet Love Of Mine (CD: HighNote)
 


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John Hicks: Sweet Love Of Mine (CD: HighNote)


John Hicks: Fatha's Day (CD: HighNote)John Hicks: Fatha's Day (CD: HighNote)
It has been said that it was Earl Hines who freed the piano from the bass - chord, bass - chord left hand of his stride predecessors and became the first 'modern' jazz pianist. Who better to pay tribute to this pivotal musician than John Hicks, one of the preeminent keyboard artists in jazz today. At this stage in his career, John Hicks is not only producing his finest work but is doing so in such a consistent manner both in studio and in concert. Hick's usage of Hines' accomplishments as a point of departure is captured exquisitely throughout his new recording, which represents another stepping stone in an already well documented career. On hand are John's rhythm section of choice, Dwayne Dolphin on bass and Cecil Brooks III on drums, reminding us that this was the ensemble favored by Hines himself for the last twenty years of his life. (HighNote Records) 


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Uri Caine Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard (CD: Winter & Winter)
 


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Uri Caine Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard (CD: Winter & Winter)


Peter Erskine Trio: As It Was (CD: ECM, 4 CDs)Peter Erskine Trio: As It Was (CD: ECM, 4 CDs)
The newest addition to ECM's popular Old and New Masters Series is a box set reprising the four albums made by Peter Erskine's American-British-Swedish trio with John Taylor and Palle Danielsson between 1992 and 1997: You Never Know, As It Is, Time Being and Juni.

If its core concept - a piano trio led by a drummer - was unorthodox, the group was nonetheless influential, and the recordings provide an excellent environment for appreciating the distinctive writing and playing of the late John Taylor. The British pianist was the Erskine Trio's primary composer, with the drummer-leader and bassist Danielsson also contributing pieces and the repertoire topped up with tunes by Vince Mendoza and Kenny Wheeler as well as Cole Porter, Peter Warlock, William Walton and others.

Of his trio mates Erskine says, "We drew out our most explorative and interesting playing from each other. Without trying to be, we were a truly unique group. I've heard nothing like it before or since." (Proper Music) 


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Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch: Only Many (CD: Cam Jazz)
The second work by Ralph Alessi on CAM Jazz, after the successful debut of “Cognitive Dissonance”. This time the trumpet player shares the honor of appearing on the cover with Fred Hersch, a pianist of great class, who is in perfect accord with his partner in adventure. “Only Many” is prevalently a CD for four hands, proof of the great complicity created in the studio at the time of the recording.

The brief, intense introduction, “Ride”, seems to be almost a warning to the listener, a call to concentrate on what will happen during the 60 minutes of the album. The velvety “Hands”, composed by Alessi alone, is the prelude to one of the two “cover” pieces on the CD, the wonderful “San Francisco Holiday” by a Thelonious Monk, who can never be mentioned and reinterpreted enough. We have to wait until almost the end of “Only Many” to hear the other virtual guest, Paul Motian, with “Blue Midnight”. (Cam Jazz) 


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Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch: Only Many (CD: Cam Jazz)


Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis & Steve Davis: Sugar Blade (CD: Babel)Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis & Steve Davis: Sugar Blade (CD: Babel)
Sugar Blade is the result of five hours of freedom in a Brooklyn studio - a crucible of invention where three disparate voices combine in the moment to create cohesive musical statements.

Listen to how the opening track, 'Let's Go Knitting,' combines Kris Davis's fidgety, nervous piano with Alessi's aloof trumpet commentary, riding an information-rich undertow of dense snare work, with Stephen Davis throwing out swift blurs and trills and punctuating rim-shots. Or how, in 'Broken Light,' a plangent trumpet calls out across a throbbing piano pulse while the drums imply a groove that never quite fully manifests. Or how, in 'Red Velvet Bun/I Want You Back,' a hint of swing in the cymbals combines with a prim and strident horn and ominous, low piano rumblings to build an unlikely and counter-intuitive toe-tapper.

As Stephen Davis suggests, these are pieces that continually toy with the border where improvisation and composition meet, creating compositions that zing with freshness and spontaneity, and improvisations that follow unbreakable rules of logic. Only in the sprightly groove of 'Cemetary Sleep' do we hear a hint of playful regimentation, with trumpet and piano locked into a tight unison hook over spiky drums. You can almost hear the trio smiling. (Proper Music) 


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James Carter: Gardenias For Lady Day (SACD: Sony Jazz)
 


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James Carter: Gardenias For Lady Day (SACD: Sony Jazz)


James Carter: Live At Baker's Keyboard Lounge (CD: Warner Bros)James Carter: Live At Baker's Keyboard Lounge (CD: Warner Bros)
 


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James Carter: Present Tense (CD: EmArcy)
 


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James Carter: Present Tense (CD: EmArcy)


James Carter Organ Trio: At The Crossroads (CD: EmArcy)James Carter Organ Trio: At The Crossroads (CD: EmArcy)
 


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Renee Rosnes: Written In The Rocks (CD: Smoke Sessions)
Pianist/composer Renee Rosnes takes an intimate look at the wondrous sweep of the natural world on Written In The Rocks, her new album built around an ambitious new suite inspired by the evolution of life on Earth. A sense of discovery lies at the core of “The Galapagos Suite,” which makes up the bulk of the recording and is named for the island chain that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Discovery is also a key element of the music created by Rosnes and her bandmates. Saxophonist and flutist Steve Wilson, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Bill Stewart excavate the riches and mysteries from the pianist’s gorgeous, densely layered compositions. “All of us have personal and musical relationships that have been growing for decades,” Rosnes says. “As a band, we’ve developed a focused sound with a wide and nuanced palette of colors and rhythms. We play off of each other.” (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Renee Rosnes: Written In The Rocks (CD: Smoke Sessions)


Renee Rosnes: Beloved Of The Sky (CD: Smoke Sessions)Renee Rosnes: Beloved Of The Sky (CD: Smoke Sessions)
A major artistic statement from renowned pianist Renee Rosnes featuring seven new original compositions performed with saxophonist Chris Potter, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington and legendary drummer Lenny White. (Proper Music) 


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Bill Stewart: Think Before You Think (CD: Evidence- US Import)
 


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Bill Stewart: Think Before You Think (CD: Evidence- US Import)


Bill Carrothers: Duets With Bill Stewart (CD: Dreyfus- US Import)Bill Carrothers: Duets With Bill Stewart (CD: Dreyfus- US Import)
 


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Bill Carrothers: Shine Ball (CD: Fresh Sound New Talent)
 


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Bill Carrothers: Shine Ball (CD: Fresh Sound New Talent)


David Liebman/ Gunner Mossblad Ensemble: The Seasons Reflected (CD: Soul Note)David Liebman/ Gunner Mossblad Ensemble: The Seasons Reflected (CD: Soul Note)
 


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Dave Liebman: Homage To John Coltrane (CD: Owl)
 


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Dave Liebman: Homage To John Coltrane (CD: Owl)


David Liebman: Colors (CD: hatOLOGY)David Liebman: Colors (CD: hatOLOGY)
 


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David Liebman Quartet: Setting The Standard (CD: RED)
with Mulgrew Miller (piano), Rufus Reid (bass) & Victor Lewis (drums). 


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David Liebman Quartet: Setting The Standard (CD: RED)


David Liebman: Lieb Plays The Blues A La Trane (CD: Daybreak)David Liebman: Lieb Plays The Blues A La Trane (CD: Daybreak)
This is the latest CD from one of today’s leading saxophonists and focuses on the music of one of his major influences, John Coltrane. With a few exceptions David Liebman has largely avoided covering Coltrane tunes in recent times so his fresh take on the repertoire is all the more memorable for this. Of additional interest is that it’s an all blues programme including three of Trane’s own compositions together with one each by Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. (Proper Note) 


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Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach: Balladscapes (CD: Intuition)
Two real jazz legends - saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach - join forces in this duet, playing ballads in the smallest possible band constellation.

Over the years, these two have used ballads in their performances and recordings, but this is the first all-ballad album they've done. And it's quite unusual in its approach. The program offers some originals (new and old), but includes far-ranging material from Bach, Weill, Jobim, Strayhorn, Shorter and Coltrane. Beirach and Liebman take fewer liberties with the material that one might expect and the music is better off for that restraint. This is a gorgeous, mesmerising chamber music recital. And like all great music, it bears fruit with every repeated listening. (Proper Music) 


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Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach: Balladscapes (CD: Intuition)


Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane (CD: Resonance)Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane (CD: Resonance)
Now approaching the 50th anniversary of Coltrane's passing, 'Compassion' is a fitting tribute to his legacy. Featuring an all-star band of long-time collaborators led by jazz legends Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano with pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Billy Hart.

In spring of 2007, saxophonist Dave Liebman was contacted by the BBC asking to arrange a recording date commemorating the 40th anniversary of John Coltrane's passing. Due to prior commitments, he could not get the whole Saxophone Summit group together, but with Summit-mates Joe Lovano, Billy Hart and Phil Markowitz, supported by bassist Ron McClure they were able to do a recording session.

Coltrane compositions recorded cover the various periods of Trane's life with the early period represented by the altered blues "Locomotion," mid period ethnic-influenced "Olé" and "Equinox." The later years represented by the rarely heard "Reverend King" and "Compassion" from the epic Meditations album. With Joe Lovano featured on flute, tenor, aulachrome (a new saxophone innovation) and alto flute, along with Dave Liebman on soprano and flutes, the music explores Coltrane's legacy with a modern coloristic approach. (Proper Music) 


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Jon Hassell: Power Spot (CD: ECM Touchstones)
American trumpeter Jon Hassell’s “Fourth World” music drew on Minimalism, Asian and African traditions, and electronics to create new, and very influential, dreamscapes.

This album is part of the ECM TOUCHSTONES series: Great music and full-dimensional sound at download price, in cardboard covers with original artwork. (ECM Records) 


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Jon Hassell: Power Spot (CD: ECM Touchstones)


Anthony Ortega: Afternoon In Paris (CD: hatOLOGY)Anthony Ortega: Afternoon In Paris (CD: hatOLOGY)
 


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Horace Tapscott: The Dark Tree (CD: hatOLOGY, 2 CDs)
One of the most sought after classics in the Hat catalogue is available again at last! Recorded live in Hollywood on 14-17 December, 1989, it features the unsung and under-recorded piano genius in a quartet with John Carter (clarinet), Cecil McBee (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums). 


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Horace Tapscott: The Dark Tree (CD: hatOLOGY, 2 CDs)


Arthur Blythe: Da Da & Basic Blythe (CD: BGO, 2 CDs)Arthur Blythe: Da Da & Basic Blythe (CD: BGO, 2 CDs)
The late Arthur Blythe’s last two albums for Columbia, dating from 1986 and 1988. Digitally remastered and slipcased. 


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Joe Maneri, Joe Morris & Mat Maneri: Three Men Walking (CD: ECM)
 


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Joe Maneri, Joe Morris & Mat Maneri: Three Men Walking (CD: ECM)


Joe Maneri Quartet: In Full Cry (CD: ECM)Joe Maneri Quartet: In Full Cry (CD: ECM)
 


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Mat Maneri: Trinity (CD: ECM)
 


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Mat Maneri: Trinity (CD: ECM)


John Zorn: Cobra (CD: hatOLOGY, 2 CDs)John Zorn: Cobra (CD: hatOLOGY, 2 CDs)
 


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Chico Freeman & Mal Waldron: Up And Down (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Chico Freeman & Mal Waldron: Up And Down (CD: Black Saint)


Ralph Peterson Quintet: Tests Of Time (CD: Criss Cross)Ralph Peterson Quintet: Tests Of Time (CD: Criss Cross)
For his third Criss Cross release with his quintet of up-and-coming stars - trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, pianist Orrin Evans, and bassist Eric Revis - Ralph Peterson offers his most mature and accomplished album yet. (Criss Cross) 


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Marc Copland/ David Liebman Quartet: Lunar (CD: hatOLOGY)
 


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Marc Copland/ David Liebman Quartet: Lunar (CD: hatOLOGY)


Marc Copland: Time Within Time (CD: hatOLOGY)Marc Copland: Time Within Time (CD: hatOLOGY)
 


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Marc Copland with Gary Peacock & Bill Stewart: Modinha- New York Trio Recordings Vol.1 (CD: Pirouet)
 


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Marc Copland with Gary Peacock & Bill Stewart: Modinha- New York Trio Recordings Vol.1 (CD: Pirouet)


Marc Copland with Gary Peacock & Paul Motian: Voices- New York Trio Recordings Vol.2 (CD: Pirouet)Marc Copland with Gary Peacock & Paul Motian: Voices- New York Trio Recordings Vol.2 (CD: Pirouet)
A trio with a finely-tuned sensibility - and very big ears. Superlative chamber jazz displaying a fascinating combination of individual textures and tightly woven group interplay. With its continually intertwining conversations, it is a musical correspondence punctuated by pleasure and surprise. "Voices" is the second part of the "New York Trio Recordings", a project that has already garnered enthusiastic praise from the critics. (Pirouet Records) 


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Marc Copland with Drew Gress & Bill Stewart: Night Whispers- New York Trio Recordings Vol.3 (CD: Pirouet)
"Night Whispers", part three of the much-acclaimed New York Trio Recordings, is a highlight of the subtle art of the piano trio: three sophisticated virtuosos on an exquisite flight of sizzlingly joyful musical discourse. To follow this highly-refined three-way conversation is an experience that can take your breath away. (Pirouet Records) 


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Marc Copland with Drew Gress & Bill Stewart: Night Whispers- New York Trio Recordings Vol.3 (CD: Pirouet)


Marc Copland: Some Love Songs (CD: Pirouet)Marc Copland: Some Love Songs (CD: Pirouet)
 


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Don Byron: You Are #6 (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Don Byron: You Are #6 (CD: Blue Note)


Greg Osby: The Invisible Hand (CD: Blue Note)Greg Osby: The Invisible Hand (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Greg Osby: Inner Circle (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Greg Osby: Inner Circle (CD: Blue Note)


Greg Osby: Public (CD: Blue Note)Greg Osby: Public (CD: Blue Note)
Saxophonist Greg Osby has gathered an amazing all-star cast of musicians including vocalist Joan Osborne and trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Public represents what today’s music is missing – spontaneous creation and improvisation without thinking too much. This ensemble has collectively produced an album of stunning standards and originals to keep you on your toes and for all to enjoy. Unbelievable group interaction with an incredibly cohesive sound, Greg and the band deliver remarkable intensity on every track. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £13.99 


Jimmy Rowles: Trio '77 / '78 (CD: Jazz Ball)
First time ever on CD for 1977 Jimmy Rowles Trio with a set of tunes originally played by the Miles Davis "Birth of the Cool" nonet. With Rowles on piano, Rufus Reid (bass) & Mickey Roker (drums). Coupled with this is the trio session from the following year (George Mraz, bass & Leroy Williams, drums). The repertoire is a mix of standard tunes plus an unusual arrangement of "Stars and Stripes Forever". (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £12.99 

Jimmy Rowles: Trio '77 / '78 (CD: Jazz Ball)


Jimmy Rowles: The Chess Players (CD: Candid)Jimmy Rowles: The Chess Players (CD: Candid)
With Buster Williams (Bass) & Billy Hart (drums). 


Price:  £10.99 

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