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Dizzy Gillespie, Chubby Jackson & James Moody: Bebop Enters Sweden 1947-49 (CD: Dragon)Dizzy Gillespie, Chubby Jackson & James Moody: Bebop Enters Sweden 1947-49 (CD: Dragon)
 


Price:  £13.99 


Howard McGhee: The Collection 1945-53 (CD: Acrobat, 4 CDs)
Howard McGhee was one of the leading trumpeters of the pioneering bebop era, and was named “Best Trumpeter” by Down Beat magazine in 1949. His first recordings were with the bands of Andy Kirk and Charlie Barnet during the early ‘40s during which time he took part in the experimental bebop sessions at Minton’s Playhouse, and in 1945 he went to Los Angeles with Coleman Hawkins, recording with him and several other leaders there as well as taking part in Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts and tours. He recorded his first sessions leading his own bands during 1945 for he Modern and Aladdin labels. This great-value 93-track 4-CD set comprises a substantial proportion of his recordings as a leader or co-leader during a time when he worked prolifically with other leaders as well as with his own bands, from1945 through to a point in the 1950s where his output became much less consistent as his drug use started to affect his work. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £19.99 

Howard McGhee: The Collection 1945-53 (CD: Acrobat, 4 CDs)


Howard McGhee: Dusty Blue & The Connection (CD: Solar)Howard McGhee: Dusty Blue & The Connection (CD: Solar)
The complete classic album ‘Dusty Blue’ (originally on Bethlehem) showcases trumpeter Howard McGhee as the only horn in a quartet featuring Tommy Flanagan and Ron Carter on five tracks, while on the remaining four tunes McGhee plays in a septet that includes Pepper Adams and Bennie Green.

Also included is the complete Howard McGhee-Freddie Redd Quintet album ‘The Connection’ (originally on Felsted), recorded the very same day as Dusty Blue ! It also features the splendid tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks, who due to personal problems would stop recording in early 1961 and wouldn’t be heard from again prior to his death in 1974, at the age of 42.

Howard McGhee, trumpet on all tracks, plus (on ‘Dusty Blue’) : Bennie Green, trombone ; Pepper Adams, baritone sax ; Roland Alexander, tenor sax; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Walter Bolden, drums. Plus (on ‘The Connection’) : Tina Brooks, tenor sax; Freddie Redd, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums. All tracks recorded in New York, June 13, 1960. (Discovery Records) 


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Dodo Marmarosa: Dodo's Dance (CD: Proper)
One of the most gifted pianists of his generation, Dodo Marmarosa's career was tragically cut short in the late 1940s by mental illness. However, prior to this he recorded with some of the biggest names around, making a name for himself not only as a pianist with the swing bands of Artie Shaw & Charlie Barnet but also as one of the musicians from that era to fully embrace bebop, recording seminal cuts with Charlie Parker such as "Relaxin' At Camarillo" in 1947. This Proper Intro presents all sides to this great musician whose huge talent transcends his short career. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £6.99 

Dodo Marmarosa: Dodo's Dance (CD: Proper)

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