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Various Artists: Relaxin' Jazzin' And Chillin' (CD: Jasmine)Various Artists: Relaxin' Jazzin' And Chillin' (CD: Jasmine)
30 smooth, relaxing and chilled jazz sounds from 1957-1962 featuring cream of the crop instrumentals from such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Billy Vaughan, Ray Charles, Stan Getz and more! This collection is made up entirely from songs that made the US charts and some that also charted in the UK including hits like 'Calcutta', 'Take Five', 'Alley Cat' and the unmistakeable 'Fly Me To The Moon'.

The lush orchestrations and jazz rhythms make this set a great way to sit back and relax. The music herein should be classified as (and several can now be) the very roots of what would later become known as chill out music. (Jasmine Records) 


Price:  £11.99 


Various Artists: British Modern Jazz - Singles, EP Tracks & Rarities 1960-62 (CD: Acrobat)
As the UK found itself suddenly gripped by the Trad Boom during the early 1960s, a few of Britain’s top modern jazzmen fought a short rival campaign aiming to take their type of music to the top of the charts, especially after the Top 10 success in 1961 of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’. Very few of these jazz “singles” found success – John Dankworth’s African Waltz the most notable exception – but the majority slunk down the charts into obscurity.

This new Acrobat collection tells the fascinating story of this brave A&R initiative and rescues twenty tracks originally released on 45rpm and EP formats between 1960 and 1962 featuring such celebrated jazz names as Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey, Shake Keane, Dudley Moore and Tony Kinsey. Six of these tracks are collectors’ items which have never been released on CD before.

Not only is the range of styles on offer remarkably broad, covering everything from Latin and soul jazz through to scat-vocals and film and TV soundtrack themes, the list of star musicians participating in these records makes for a veritable who’s who of British jazz including Tubby Hayes, Jimmy Deuchar, Harold McNair, Gordon Beck, Allan Ganley, Bobby Wellins, Ronnie Ross, Tommy Whittle and many more. Complete with a fact-packed booklet note by award-winning saxophonist Simon Spillett and rare press clippings, this release reveals the remarkable story of a forgotten chapter in British Jazz. (Acrobat Music) 


Price:  £11.99 

Various Artists: British Modern Jazz - Singles, EP Tracks & Rarities 1960-62 (CD: Acrobat)


Various Artists: Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers And Free Fusioneers- British Jazz 1961 (CD: Reel Recordings)Various Artists: Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers And Free Fusioneers- British Jazz 1961 (CD: Reel Recordings)
When Duncan Heining, author of Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers (Equinox Publishing, 2012) enthusiastically embraced Reel Recordings’ proposal to produce a collection of rare recordings as a musical companion for his book illuminating the classic period of British Jazz, 1960 - 1975, it was clear that the endeavor would uncover pure musical gold. The finding of these recordings was met with generosity by the musicians and their respective estates, and they, along with Reel Recordings, are donating all proceeds from the purchase of this CD to the Musicians Benevolent Fund, U.K. The musicians represented here rank highly among the many talented musicians from this especially creative period of British Jazz as it developed on stages and in studios across London. For some, their reputations precede them, while others have perhaps receded into anonymity. All, however, are unified through a common love for the colours and sounds of vanguardist jazz composition and performance. Today, in 2012, this compendium reveals recordings which will touch listeners, both those who remember the times and those who are just discovering its music, with its beauty, its excitement and its imagination. Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz 1961 - 1975 is a veritable treasure trove of musical brilliance, made personal and distinctive by individual improvisers and accompanists of extraordinary ability and comes exclusively in a Compact Disc Edition that will delight jazz fans everywhere.

Tracks: Mike Taylor Quintet "Phrygie" / Henry Lowther - Lyn Dobson Quintet "Scarpo" / John Stevens Seven "Number Three" / Mike Osborne - John Surman Quartet "An Idea" / Joe Harriott Quintet "Shadow" / Amancio D'Silva & Don Rendell - Ian Carr Quintet "Joyce County" / Gary Windo's Symbiosis "Standfast" / Elton Dean's Just Us "Beer Garden" / Lol Coxhill & Steve Miller "For Those Who Prefer It Mid-Tempo" / Graham Collier Group & Norma Winstone "The Small Change" (Proper Music) 


Price:  £12.99 


Various Artists: Pure Fire! A Gilles Peterson Impulse Collection (CD: Impulse)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Various Artists: Pure Fire! A Gilles Peterson Impulse Collection (CD: Impulse)


Various Artists: The Greatest Jazz Hits (CD: Jazzclub/ Verve)Various Artists: The Greatest Jazz Hits (CD: Jazzclub/ Verve)
 


Price:  £5.99 


Various Artists: Summer Jazz (CD: Jazzclub/ Verve)
 


Price:  £5.99 

Various Artists: Summer Jazz (CD: Jazzclub/ Verve)


Various Artists: BBC Jazz Awards 2006 (CD: Specific Jazz, 2CDs)Various Artists: BBC Jazz Awards 2006 (CD: Specific Jazz, 2CDs)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Various Artists: Jazz In Britain 1919-1950 (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
This 4CD set is one of the most comprehensive surveys of the evolution of jazz music in the UK, as played by visiting luminaries from the USA as well as those who were inspired by the Americans but born and bred on home turf. Tracing the story from 1919 and the first visits to London by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, this set takes in visits to the UK by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman during the Swing era and then illustrates the influence these musicians had on the likes of homegrown talent such as Harry Parry, George Shearing and Nat Gonella. As the waves from the bebop revolution reached the UK in the '40s, musicians such as Ronnie Scott and John Dankworth took up the baton with their early performances included here. This set was compiled by Jim Godbolt, one of the UK's leading authorities on jazz as it has been performed in the UK, who has also written a companion book on the subject as well as the liners to this set. It includes many rare recordings that have never been issued on CD, or indeed LP, having only surfaced previously on 78s. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

Various Artists: Jazz In Britain 1919-1950 (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


Various Artists: Harlem Jazz- The 20s (CD: Acrobat)Various Artists: Harlem Jazz- The 20s (CD: Acrobat)
 


Price:  £7.99 


Various Artists: Jazz Age! Hot Sounds Of The 20s & 30s (CD: Past Perfect, 2 CDs)
"You could not do better than 'Jazz Age!' This collection is a model of its kind." (Gramophone) 


Price:  £17.99 

Various Artists: Jazz Age! Hot Sounds Of The 20s & 30s (CD: Past Perfect, 2 CDs)


Various Artists: Perfect Swing (CD: Past Perfect) Various Artists: Perfect Swing (CD: Past Perfect)
"What a joy to listen to 'Perfect Swing'! Popular favourites are mixed with rarities, and the clarity of reproduction is startling." (BBC Radio 2)  


Price:  £10.99 


Various Artists: Kansas City Jazz- 30s & 40s (CD: Acrobat)
 


Price:  £7.99 

Various Artists: Kansas City Jazz- 30s & 40s (CD: Acrobat)


Various Artists: California Boppers  (CD: Acrobat)Various Artists: California Boppers (CD: Acrobat)
 


Price:  £7.99 


Various Artists: Bebop, Vol.1 (CD: Acrobat)
 


Price:  £7.99 

Various Artists: Bebop, Vol.1 (CD: Acrobat)


Various Artists: Bebop, Vol.2 (CD: Acrobat)Various Artists: Bebop, Vol.2 (CD: Acrobat)
 


Price:  £7.99 


Various Artists: Bebop, Vol.3 (CD: Acrobat)
 


Price:  £7.99 

Various Artists: Bebop, Vol.3 (CD: Acrobat)


Various Artists: Jumpin' At The Record Shop (CD: Acrobat)Various Artists: Jumpin' At The Record Shop (CD: Acrobat)
 


Price:  £7.99 


Various Artists: Perfect Bebop (CD: Past Perfect)
 


Price:  £10.99 

Various Artists: Perfect Bebop (CD: Past Perfect)


Various Artists: Ool-Ya-Koo- The Bebop Vocalists (CD: Indigo)Various Artists: Ool-Ya-Koo- The Bebop Vocalists (CD: Indigo)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Various Artists: Cool Whalin' (CD: Spotlite)
Bebop vocals. Rare unissued material featuring Joe Carroll, Earl Coleman, Babs Gonzales, Kenny Hagood, Eddie Jefferson and Frankie Passions, with Al Haig, Howard McGhee, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Rouse, Joe Sample etc. 


Price:  £8.99 

Various Artists: Cool Whalin' (CD: Spotlite)


Various Artists: The Big Blast (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Various Artists: The Big Blast (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
The big bands were on the main branches of the entertainment business that truly reflected the changing demands and economic climate of the age. Playing the popular music of the day, these bands fuelled the dance craze that swept the American Continent. This 100-track monster takes you on a musical journey spanning from 1927 to 1960 with contributions from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans and Sun Ra. Also included is a 56 page book with notes about each of the 100 big bands within, discographical information and rare photos. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £15.49 


Various Artists: Paris For Lovers (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Various Artists: Paris For Lovers (CD: Verve)


Various Artists: Impressed 2 with Gilles Peterson (CD: Universal)Various Artists: Impressed 2 with Gilles Peterson (CD: Universal)
Impressed with Gilles Peterson returns with a second volume of unique, rare and beautiful British jazz. The 60's and 70's saw jazz in dynamic transition and British jazz in particular threw up some innovative, creative and challenging works from the likes of Stan Tracey, Mike Westbrook, The New Jazz Orchestra, Michael Garrick and others. Impressed 2 sees distinguished Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson uncover more exceptional music in his quest to celebrate the best modern and progressive British jazz. Featuring landmark recordings, elusive rarities and previously unreleased exclusives, Impressed 2 builds on the highly acclaimed success of the first volume. (Universal Jazz)  


Price:  £13.99 


Various Artists / Gilles Peterson: Magic Peterson Sunshine (CD: MPS)
Gilles Peterson has a special love affair with MPS. To be exact, it goes back more than three decades to the London of the 1980's when Gilles stood at the beginning of an exceptional career as DJ, Radio personality, and producer. At that time he was already interested in unusual and unique jazz recordings, and so he inevitably came across the record label from Germany's Black Forest (Schwarzwald), whose catalogue encompassed a large, totally distinct repertoire that had never been released anywhere else. Naturally, there was a long list of amazing interpretations of jazz classics from acknowledged jazz masters, but early on Gilles had developed the talent to dig deeper into the depths of the archives in order to ferret out the special features of the catalogue – occasionally discovering a obscurity – and bring them to the light of day.

He seemed to be able to effortlessly show a completely new connection between classic jazz recordings through the way they were chosen, assorted, and sequenced. Thus, every single title was imbued with a new energy, freshness, and, above all, timelessness, always with an eye on whether the chosen recordings would possibly be compatible with the needs of clubs. This present MPS compilation is an especially good example of Gilles Peterson's amazing talent. It delivers only a small, yet carefully chosen section out of the depths of the MPS archives. (Universal Music) 


Price:  £14.99 

Various Artists / Gilles Peterson: Magic Peterson Sunshine (CD: MPS)


Various Artists / Gilles Peterson: Magic Peterson Sunshine (Vinyl LP: MPS, 2 LPs)

Price:  £24.99 


 

Various Artists: Verve Remixed (CD: Verve)Various Artists: Verve Remixed (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £13.99 


Various Artists: Verve Remixed 2 (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Various Artists: Verve Remixed 2 (CD: Verve)


Various Artists: Verve Remixed 3 (CD: Verve)Various Artists: Verve Remixed 3 (CD: Verve)
Since its debut in 2002, Verve Remixed has paired some of the world's most adventurous DJs and producers with some of the best jazz music in history. The pioneering series has achieved the rare feat of becoming both a critical and commercial success, culling the esteemed catalog of Verve Records and tapping into the creative visions of an influential generation of beat-makers. Verve Remixed 3 continues the series' mission of shaping jazz into vital contemporary music, this time with a new lineup of all-star beat-makers. (Verve Music Group) 


Price:  £13.99 


Various Artists: Verve Remixed 3 (Vinyl LP, 3 LPs)

Price:  £19.99 


 

Various Artists: Verve Remixed 4 (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Various Artists: Verve Remixed 4 (CD: Verve)


Various Artists: Verve Remixed 4 (Vinyl LP, 2 LPs)

Price:  £18.99 


 

Various Artists: A Love Affair - The Music Of Ivan Lins (CD: Telarc Jazz)Various Artists: A Love Affair - The Music Of Ivan Lins (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


Price:  £13.99 

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