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Various Artists: Jazz Haunts & Magic Vaults - The New Lost Classics of Resonance Records, Vol. 1 (CD: Resonance)Various Artists: Jazz Haunts & Magic Vaults - The New Lost Classics of Resonance Records, Vol. 1 (CD: Resonance)

The first in a series of jazz compilations from the historical catalog of Resonance Records. Featuring fourteen selections of rare finds from some of the most iconic jazz figures of all time, such as Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Shirley Horn, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Lloyd, Sarah Vaughan, Wes Montgomery, Larry Young and more!

With striking artwork gracing the cover by designer Burton Yount, this specially-priced compilation is packed with over 78 minutes of music that celebrates Resonance's ongoing dedication to unearthing lost treasures from the jazz clubs and tape vaults all around the world. Jazz Haunts even includes 3 tracks from not-yet-released projects from Motown guitarist Dennis Coffey, The Three Sounds featuring Gene Harris, and the legendary Wes Montgomery. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £9.99 


Various Artists: Detroit City Jazz (CD: Blue Note)
Detroit Jazz City is a compilation album that simultaneously spotlights the past and present of one of America's great jazz cities while also serving as a benefit album for the organization Focus: HOPE. All proceeds from the album will be donated to Focus: HOPE to aid in their on-going pursuit of intelligent and practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness in South-eastern Michigan.

The catalogue tracks on Detroit Jazz City represent not only well-known Detroit-born jazz artists like Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd and Elvin Jones who left Detroit to become pacesetters on the New York City jazz scene, but also less famous musicians like the pianist Kenny Cox, who after spending several years in NYC in the mid-1960s returned home to Detroit where he remained a fixture of the local scene as a performer, professor, WDET radio personality and founder of Strata Records. (Universal Music) 


Price:  £12.99 

Various Artists: Detroit City Jazz (CD: Blue Note)


Various Artists: New Orleans 1961- The Living Legends (AVID, 2 CDs)Various Artists: New Orleans 1961- The Living Legends (AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Percy Humphrey’s Crescent City Joymakers"; "Sweet Emma Barrett "The Bell Gal" & Her Dixieland Boys featuring Jim Robinson"; "Jim Robinson’s New Orleans Band" and "Billy And Dede Pierce Vocal Blues And Cornet In The Classic Tradition.

Jazz, New Orleans style is the order of the day on these four classic albums of the genre. The difference being these albums were all recorded in 1961 by a bunch a disparate musicians who had had musical careers of varying success over the previous thirty years. On these albums you will meet some of the characters who populated the New Orleans of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s and who maybe never quite made it, in the sense of becoming worldwide familiar names in their chosen field of jazz and blues. Say "Hi" to Percy Humphrey, Albert Burbank and Emmanuel Sayles. Meet the lady with the bells down her legs, Sweet Emma Barrett, and trombonist Jim Robinson who pops up on two of our four albums including his own album with his New Orleans Band. Then there is Billie and Dede Pierce performing some of the oldest forms of New Orleans music with their blues in the classic tradition. That tradition being the singing of the blues to the accompaniment of cornet and piano, one of the earliest forms of negro jazz when it was first recoded in the 1920’s. Billie was 54 when this album was made but she could boast about how she had played piano for Bessie Smith when she was only 15!! They could also both boast that they had been chosen by none other than Ida Cox to support her on her final tour of the south!

All four albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest ever sound quality! (AVID Entertainment)

 


Price:  £8.99 


Various Artists: For Jumpers Only (CD: Delmark)
 


Price:  £7.99 

Various Artists: For Jumpers Only (CD: Delmark)


Various Artists: Bop Lives! (CD: Delmark)Various Artists: Bop Lives! (CD: Delmark)
 


Price:  £7.99 


Various Artists: The Best of Ken Burns Jazz (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £15.99 

Various Artists: The Best of Ken Burns Jazz (CD: Verve)


Various Artists: The Great American Big Bands (CD: Past Perfect)Various Artists: The Great American Big Bands (CD: Past Perfect)
 


Price:  £10.99 


Various Artists: The Great Jazz Pianists (CD: Past Perfect)
 


Price:  £10.99 

Various Artists: The Great Jazz Pianists (CD: Past Perfect)


Various Artists: Nightfall- Sophisticated Jazz Classics (CD: Past Perfect)Various Artists: Nightfall- Sophisticated Jazz Classics (CD: Past Perfect)
 


Price:  £10.99 


Various Artists: The Best Of Newport '57 (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Various Artists: The Best Of Newport '57 (CD: Verve, 2 CDs)


Various Artists: Swing To Bop Guitar- Guitars In Flight 1939-47 (CD: Hep)Various Artists: Swing To Bop Guitar- Guitars In Flight 1939-47 (CD: Hep)
Featuring George Barnes, Barney Kessel, Carl Kress, Tony Mottola, Les Paul, Django Reinhardt and others. 


Price:  £9.99 


Various Artists: Bop In Britain, Vol.1: The Learning Curve (CD: Jasmine)
Featuring Bosworth Modern Jazz Group, Steve Race Bop Group, Alan Dean's Beboppers, Johnny Dankworth Seven, Ralph Sharon Sextet, Tommy Whittle Quartet & Septet. (recordings from 1949-51). 


Price:  £11.99 

Various Artists: Bop In Britain, Vol.1: The Learning Curve (CD: Jasmine)


Various Artists: Bop In Britain, Vol.2: Gettin' The Message (CD: Jasmine)Various Artists: Bop In Britain, Vol.2: Gettin' The Message (CD: Jasmine)
Featuring Victor Feldman All Stars, Arnold Ross Quintet, Trio & Sextet, Vic Ash All Stars, Joe Harriott Quartet & Tony Hall's Hall-Stars. (recordings from 1952-54). 


Price:  £11.99 


Various Artists: Keeping Tempo- A Jasmine Sampler (CD: Jasmine)
A very generously priced ‘Sampler’ CD containing at least one track from each of the 20 CDs (five still to be issued) in JASMINE’s TEMPO British Modern Jazz reissue series. These 22 tracks running almost 78 minutes are great value for money! (Jasmine Records)

Representative "classic" tracks from Tempo's British modern jazz recordings -- 1954-1960. A major label for emerging modernism in Britain, Tempo showcased the cream of new jazzmen: saxists Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Don Rendell and Harry Klein, vibesman Victor Feldman, trumpeters Dizzy Reece and Jimmy Deuchar, and a team of very competent rhythm men. This is lively jazz of the 50s (based largely around the London club scene) and suggests British jazz was in rude good health. Excellent value for money (though some tracks are faded), with full personnel details and a strong invite to "sample" Jasmine's reissues. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.) 


Price:  £3.49 

Various Artists: Keeping Tempo- A Jasmine Sampler (CD: Jasmine)


Various Artists: The Tempo Anthology - British Modern Jazz 1954-60 (CD: Acrobat, 4 CDs)Various Artists: The Tempo Anthology - British Modern Jazz 1954-60 (CD: Acrobat, 4 CDs)
Between 1954 and 1960, the British Tempo label probably did more than any other recording imprint to document the rapid progress of local modern jazz. Poorly funded, and run almost exclusively on the irrepressible energy of Tony Hall, otherwise part of Decca's exploitation team, its catalogue of EP's, 10” and 12” LPs captured the early steps of such soon-to-be legends as saxophonists Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott and Don Rendell, multi-instrumentalist Victor Feldman, trumpeters Dizzy Reece and Jimmy Deuchar and drummer Phil Seamen, all of whom effectively entered a rotating stock company, operating in much the same way as Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Hank Mobley were then doing on the fabled Blue Note label.

Keen to introduce his roster of artists to as wider audience as possible, Hall however did something Blue Note's bosses never tried: during 1957 and '58 he released three multi-artist anthologies, each with the aim of drawing in new listeners via specific thematic angles, sometimes spicing the mix with material not available elsewhere in Tempo's output. Cool Music For A Hot Night promised a programme of ballad performances: Speak Low delivered a sequence of largely grooving medium-tempo material and Swingin' The Blues found Tempo's stars tackling funky, blues-related themes by the likes of Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt and Horace Silver.

Each album also had the considerable bonus of striking cover art featuring the then young-starlet-cum-model Jackie Collins, later to become a celebrated author. Since their initial release, all three albums have gone on to become rare collectors’ items, prized as much for their sleeve imagery as their musical contents.

This new Acrobat 4-CD contains all three LPs in their original running order, restoring material that was sometimes edited out in order to fit the original playing time. Featuring the collectable cover art, rare photographs of many of the participating musicians, reminiscences by Tony Hall and a detailed booklet note by award-winning saxophonist and author Simon Spillett, this release makes an ideal introduction to a record label once dubbed “the Blue Note of British jazz.”

A further bonus CD assembles a similar mood music programme from Tempo's later 1957-60 catalogue, including performances by Tommy Whittle, Eddie Thompson and Tony Crombie. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £19.99 


Various Artists: Jazz On A Summer's Day- Soundtrack (CD: Charly)
New digipak reissue.

July 1998 marked the 40th Anniversary of the filming of the legendary Newport Jazz Festival which resulted in arguably the greatest Jazz feature film ever made, 'Jazz On A Summer's Day'. Directed by Bert Stern and released to rave reviews in 1959, the film brilliantly captured the festive atmosphere of that festival's four days. This CD-reissue of musical highlights from the film's soundtrack comprises sixteen superb performances from some of the greatest jazz players and singers of the era, including Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington and Gerry Mulligan. It also features the peerless gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and the then-controversial appearance of Chuck Berry, performing his huge hit from 1958, 'Sweet Little Sixteen'. This re-issue will be welcomed by the film's many fans and jazz lovers alike, as well as by newcomers who wish to hear for themselves these legendary performances. (Snapper Music) 


Price:  £9.99 

Various Artists: Jazz On A Summer's Day- Soundtrack (CD: Charly)


Various Artists: The Song Is You - Woodstock Jazz Festival 1981 (CD: Wienerworld, 2 CDs)Various Artists: The Song Is You - Woodstock Jazz Festival 1981 (CD: Wienerworld, 2 CDs)
This performance by fusion pioneers Jack DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea, experimental giant Anthony Braxton, Pat Metheny and one of the originators of cool jazz, Lee Konitz, is a recording of their 1981 concert at the Woodstock Jazz Festival, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio. (Wienerworld) 


Price:  £14.99 


Various Artists: The Arrangers Touch (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
This 4CD set provides a comprehensive and fascinating overview of the development of the arrangement in jazz. From early beginnings in the work of Jelly Roll Morton, arranging became a skill that was highly prized during the days of the big bands, and as the bop revolution took off through the '40s, the arranger's skill went alongside with harmonies, melodies and instrumentation becoming more and more complex. With the coming of long player recordings, arrangers were able to take their music beyond the constraints of the single format and create longer pieces. This set includes examples of this complete development right up to the 1950s. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

Various Artists: The Arrangers Touch (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)

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