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Diana Krall: Turn Up The Quiet (CD: Verve)Diana Krall: Turn Up The Quiet (CD: Verve)
Diana Krall is first and always a jazz pianist. This time out she is most determinedly the bandleader. She has chosen the repertoire, conceived the ensemble arrangements and gathered three distinct bands for these sessions. "Turn Up The Quiet" is a co-production with Tommy LiPuma, producer of many of Krall's most acclaimed albums, including, "All For You", "The Look Of Love" and "Live In Paris".

Krall has always reached back into the riches of the past to animate and inhabit songs in the present moment but here on "Turn Up The Quiet", she shakes any remaining dust from some of the finest leaves in that greatest of songbooks. Themes of love and hope are to be found in her choices but this is no mere escapism. Turn Up The Quiet is the work and play of a woman in the best days and nights of her life. (Universal Music) 


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Ben Markley Big Band: Clockwise- The Music Of Cedar Walton (CD: OA2)
 


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Ben Markley Big Band: Clockwise- The Music Of Cedar Walton (CD: OA2)


Avishai Cohen: Cross My Palm With Silver (CD: ECM)Avishai Cohen: Cross My Palm With Silver (CD: ECM)
A year after his impressionistic, critically-lauded ECM debut Into The Silence, trumpeter Avishai Cohen’s Cross My Palm With Silver introduces a programme of new pieces which put the focus on the ensemble, on teamwork, with a quartet of the highest calibre. The adroit, almost telepathic interplay among the musicians allows Avishai Cohen to soar, making it clear why he is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene. “All of these people together are my dream team”, says the charismatic trumpeter of fellow players Yonathan Avishai, Barak Mori and Nasheet Waits, who share his sense for daring improvisation and his feeling for structure. “I feel we’re in a perfect place with the balance. It’s open and there’s so much room for the improvisation to take the music any place we can. At the same time the composition is very specific and the vibe is very direct and thought about.” As with Into The Silence, Cross My Palm With Silver was produced by Manfred Eicher at Studios La Buissonne in the south of France. (ECM Records) 


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Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: December Avenue (CD: ECM)
Four years after the landmark album Wislawa, the great Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko’s New York Quartet returns with another masterful recording, December Avenue. Always an insightful bandleader, Stanko here encourages spirited improvisation to flower around his characteristically melancholic and soulful themes, and all players are presented to best advantage. New band member Reuben Rogers – originally from the Virgin Islands and perhaps best-known for his work with Charles Lloyd – is a splendid addition to the team, establishing a profound understanding with Cuban-born pianist David Virelles and Detroit drummer Gerald Cleaver. JazzTimes, reviewing the band in concert, reflected on the strengths of the individual players: “Stanko has never had a piano player like Virelles. When his moments came, he configured his own lyrical domain within the world of a Stanko song. For that matter, Stanko has never had a bassist and drummer like Rogers and Cleaver, with their hard edges and their volatile energy.

December Avenue was recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France in June 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher.(ECM Records) 


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Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: December Avenue (CD: ECM)


Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is The Dream (CD: ECM)Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is The Dream (CD: ECM)

For his third ECM release as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM’s many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone – the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation – in the striking opener “Heart in Hand” and such album highlights as “Yasodhara,” as well as on soprano sax (“Memory and Desire”) and bass clarinet (the title track). Potter is an artist who “employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle,” says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album. Along with his previous ECM releases, Imaginary Cities and The Sirens, he has appeared on some of the label’s most acclaimed discs, including Paul Motian’s classic Lost in a Dream and Dave Holland’s Grammy Award-winning What Goes Around. (ECM Records) 


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Quercus: Nightfall (CD: ECM)
Quercus’s self-titled ECM debut won the album-of-the-year award of the German Record Critics in 2013, was widely praised by the international press, and especially celebrated in Britain where June Tabor has long reigned as “the dark voiced queen of English folk music” (to quote The Times). Folk and jazz and chamber music become one in Quercus’s world, where recontextualizing of material is part of the process, prompting listeners to pay heightened attention even to familiar songs. Nightfall opens with the most famous of farewells in “Auld Lang Syne”, and gently breathes new life into it, leading us into a programme that includes Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice”, the jazz standard “You Don’t Know What Love Is” and the West Side Story ballad “Somewhere”, as well as original compositions by Huw Warren and Iain Ballamy and songs from British folk tradition, in stark and moving new arrangements. (ECM Records) 


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Quercus: Nightfall (CD: ECM)


Verneri Pohjola: Pekka (CD: Edition)Verneri Pohjola: Pekka (CD: Edition)
 


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Phronesis, Julian Arguelles & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band: The Behemoth (CD: Edition)
Phronesis have built a formidable reputation over the last decade as one of the most powerful and energetic small ensembles on the European jazz scene. Known for their virtuosity, roller-coaster live performances and telepathic group interplay, the trio have commanded impressive media attention and established a substantial fanbase on a global level. Following six critically acclaimed trio albums, the band have now completed their most ambitious recording to date with the release of The Behemoth. Consisting of ten new arrangements of compositions from their back catalogue by Julian Argüelles, commissioned for their tenth anniversary, this remarkable, vibrant new album featuring the Frankfurt Radio Big Band is rich in colour and bursting with spirit and creativity. (EDition Records) 


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Phronesis, Julian Arguelles & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band: The Behemoth (CD: Edition)


Gilad Atzmon & Alan Barnes: The Lowest Common Denominator  (CD: Woodville)Gilad Atzmon & Alan Barnes: The Lowest Common Denominator (CD: Woodville)
Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon, two of Britain's most celebrated virtuoso reed players, join forces to promise the ultimate jazz night in British history. On the face of it this is a combination as likely as "Chalk and Cheese" or "Night and Day", as unlikely a mixture as "Oil and Water". But despite their different backgrounds and approaches, the two men share a passion for performance and a firm belief that a jazz audience is there not to be educated but to be entertained. (Proper Music) 


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Mark Murphy: Wild And Free - Live At The Keystone Korner (CD: HighNote)
Vocalist Mark Murphy was a consummate improviser, who never sang a song the same way twice. On 'Wild and Free' we encounter him at a historic engagement at the Keystone Korner, which was his only performance in the club. Familiar Murphy favourites are here along with a few surprises with Mark's voice alternately thundering and whispering through the inspired setlist. (Proper Music) 


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Mark Murphy: Wild And Free - Live At The Keystone Korner (CD: HighNote)


Cedar Walton: Charmed Circle - Live At The Keystone Korner (CD: HighNote)Cedar Walton: Charmed Circle - Live At The Keystone Korner (CD: HighNote)
 


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Chris Biscoe & Allison Neale: Then And Now (CD: Trio Records)
'Then and Now' with alto saxophonist Allison Neale and Chris Biscoe on baritone sax, is based on the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on 'Blues in Time' and 'Two of a Mind'.

The quartet is completed by bassist Jeremy Brown and drummer Stu Butterfield. This is the group's first recording, joined on some tracks by guitarist Colin Oxley, and includes new original pieces by Chris and Allison. (Proper Music) 


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Chris Biscoe & Allison Neale: Then And Now (CD: Trio Records)


Julia Hülsmann Trio: Sooner And Later (CD: ECM)Julia Hülsmann Trio: Sooner And Later (CD: ECM)
Berlin-based pianist Julia Hülsmann returns to the trio format for Sooner And Later, an album which distils the experience of journeys to distant destinations. In the last couple of years Hülsmann, bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling have taken their music around the world, from Europe to the US, Canada, Peru, Central Asia and China, “where something special developed. It helped to open up new sonic territory for us”. The Central-Asian weeks find their most explicit echo in the form of “Biz Joluktuk”, a tune the band heard in performance from a 12 year old violinist in Kyrgyzstan and which was later re-harmonized by Julia. Once again all three members of the trio have contributed compositions to the album. The title of Hülsmann’s “Thatpujai” is an anagram of “Jutta Hipp”, and its theme is comprised of phrases from the late German jazz pianist’s solos. The program is rounded out by a cover of Radiohead’s “All I Need” which, like the Hülsmann-penned tracks “J.J.”, “Soon” or “Mond” with their sometimes almost clubby grooves, emphasizes the subtle rhythmic aspects of the trio’s music. Sooner And Later was recorded in September 2016 in Oslo’s Rainbow Studio, and produced by Manfred Eicher. (ECM Records) 


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Eliane Elias: Dance Of Time (CD: Concord)
Two years after seducing fans with her GRAMMY®-winning Made in Brazil (Best Latin Jazz Album), the internationally acclaimed pianist, singer, composer and arranger Eliane Elias returns with the ebullient Dance of Time. With the presence of extraordinary guests including pianist Amilton Godoy plus singer-songwriting guitarists João Bosco and Toquinho—from Brazil—along with trumpeter Randy Brecker, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri and singer Mark Kibble—from the United States, Dance of Time celebrates certain people who were integral in Elias’ early artistic journey in both Brazil and the U.S. (Universal Music) 


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Eliane Elias: Dance Of Time (CD: Concord)


Bill Evans Trio: On A Monday Evening (CD: Concord)Bill Evans Trio: On A Monday Evening (CD: Concord)
On A Monday Evening offers jazz fans a rare treat: a previously unreleased (and never bootlegged!) concert recording of The Bill Evans Trio, featuring Eddie Gomez and Eliot Zigmund. Captured live at Madison, Wisconsin's Union Theater in 1976, this recording (which has been meticulously restored by Plangent Processes) finds Evans at the top of his game, performing both contemporary compositions from that era, as well as many of his longstanding signature tunes to a packed house. (Concord Music Group) 


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Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Effervescence (CD: Spartacus)
The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra cuts loose on 'Effervescence', a delightfully irrepressible set of tunes brimming with bravura and charm. Featuring outstanding arrangements of Chick Corea, Miles Davis and Jerome Kern, alongside selections from Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Woody Herman and newcomer Sean Gibbs, it's a must for fans of spirited orchestral jazz. (Proper Music) 


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Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Effervescence (CD: Spartacus)


Evan Parker: As The Wind (CD: PSI)Evan Parker: As The Wind (CD: PSI)
A 2012 set of trio improvisations by Evan Parker playing soprano saxophone, Mark Nauseef playing metallophone based percussion and Toma Gouband playing lithophone based percussion. Recorded by genius engineer Adam Skeaping in the warm, natural acoustics of St Peters, Whitstable. Parker feels strongly that this is one of the best records he has ever made. (Discovery Records) 


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Red Price, Ray Warleigh & Chris Pyne w/Johnny Burch Trio: Groovin' High (CD: Acrobat)
London in the mid-Sixties was well acknowledged to be a musical crucible. As all manner of stylistic ingredients got thrown into the mix, it wasn't uncommon to find jazz musicians crossing the line to work in R&B bands and pop stars in turn embracing jazz. For open-eared players, it was a boom time, both inside the studio, where their session men skills propped up many a lesser talent’ and outside, gigging in the sprawl of the capital’s many suburban jazz clubs.

• This previously unreleased recording presents what is, in essence, a microcosm of those times. Taped at North Wembley's legendary jazz mecca, The Hopbine, and centred upon that most traditional of formats – the jam session – the featured cast list makes this set anything but a dull tread over old pub-jazz ground. Take the front-line; alto saxophonist Ray Warleigh and trombonist Chris Pyne, then both in their mid-twenties, were among the most exciting new voices on the UK jazz scene, then both broadening their outlooks in the bands of blues-guru Alexis Korner and avant-garde pioneer John Stevens. (DIscovery Records) 


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Red Price, Ray Warleigh & Chris Pyne w/Johnny Burch Trio: Groovin' High  (CD: Acrobat)


Keith Jarrett: The Survivors Suite (ECM: Vinyl LP)Keith Jarrett: The Survivors Suite (ECM: Vinyl LP)
The Survivors' Suite, recorded in 1976, is the crowning achievement of Keith Jarrett's "American Quartet" with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, and one of the all-time enduring masterpieces in the ECM catalogue. It is now back in the catalogue on 180g vinyl, including a free download code. (Proper Music) 


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Ralph Towner: Solstice (ECM: Vinyl LP)
Solstice, recorded 1974, belongs to the great early production projects of ECM, with a new band formed in the studio. It's the first of Towner's recorded encounters with the European players, and this US-Norwegian-German quartet has a character all its own. A free download is included with this 180g vinyl re-issue. (Proper Music) 


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Ralph Towner: Solstice (ECM: Vinyl LP)


Jan Garbarek: Places (ECM: Vinyl LP)Jan Garbarek: Places (ECM: Vinyl LP)
Recorded in 1977 in Oslo, Places was an important album for Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, and ? with its stellar line-up including Americans Jack DeJohnette and Bill Connors ? one that also drew significant attention in the US. A free download is offered with the album's re-issue on 180g vinyl. (Proper Music) 


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Dave Holland Quartet: Conference Of The Birds (ECM: Vinyl LP)
It had been preceded by ECM duo albums with Barre Phillips and with Derek Bailey as well as the cooperative band Circle's great Paris Concert, but Conference of the Birds, recorded in 1972, was Dave Holland's first album as a full-fledged leader. It is re-issued on 180g vinyl with a free download code. (Proper Music) 


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Dave Holland Quartet: Conference Of The Birds (ECM: Vinyl LP)


Gary Burton & Chick Corea: Crystal Silence (ECM: Vinyl LP)Gary Burton & Chick Corea: Crystal Silence (ECM: Vinyl LP)
The Corea/Burton duo was brought together by producer Manfred Eicher, and Crystal Silence (recorded in 1972) brought a new chamber music sensibility into jazz improvisation, distinguished by an effervescence of melody and countermelody, with synchronized cascades of sound in continually changing harmonic movement.

"It becomes a little magical," said Corea. Stereo: "Crystal Silence is an album of extraordinary musicianship and rare beauty. Rarely have two musicians been so perfectly matched and rarely do we hear an album of such consistent excellence and originality." This LP re-issue on 180g vinyl comes with a free download code. (Proper Music) 


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Circle: Paris Concert (ECM: Vinyl LP, 2 LPs)
Part of ECM's vinyl re-issue programme on 180g vinyl of notable albums, Circle's Paris Concert 2-LP set is made available with a free download.

Circle was a band on fire with creativity. Chick Corea and Dave Holland had just left Miles Davis's band, keen to explore all parameters of new music in an improvised context. Anthony Braxton, equally inspired by Stockhausen and Coltrane, brought in new directions from the AACM. Barry Altschul's resumé included extensive work with Paul Bley. Together they were, for a while, matchless. Corea called the Paris Concert (recorded 1971) the realization of a dream. Melody Maker: "Paris Concert is evidence that here was one of the most excitingly talented bands of recent years, for these 94 minutes of music simply burst with vigorous invention." (Proper Music) 


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Circle: Paris Concert (ECM: Vinyl LP, 2 LPs)


Al Haig: Plays The Music Of Jerome Kern (CD: Inner City)Al Haig: Plays The Music Of Jerome Kern (CD: Inner City)
Al Haig was one of the greatest pianists to emerge from the bop era. In fact, he was rated by many as number 2, only behind Bud Powell who originated bop piano, His renditions of Jerome Kern's songs from the late 1970s pay full respect to the melodies, following them closely. Such standards as "Dearly Beloved," "The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "The Song Is You" and "All The Things You Are" are among those that benefit from Al Haig's thoughtful renditions. This is beautiful music that serves as a double tribute to Jerome Kern and Al Haig. (DIscovery Records) 


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Tommy Flanagan: Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (CD: Inner City)
Whether it is "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea," a medium-tempo version of "Ill Wind" (which is usually taken as a ballad), "Get Happy" or "Over The Rainbow," this is a highly enjoyable outing that features Tommy Flanagan and Harold Arlen's music at its best. Tommy Flanagan was known as an accompanist par excellence in the jazz world, playing with Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, and many others. Flanagan's brilliant yet subdued playing lent a distinct sound to those recordings, but this album is perhaps the clearest example of his fine musicianship. In this intimate trio setting, he is harmonically complex, melodically intricate, and musically sensitive. (Discovery Records) 


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Tommy Flanagan: Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (CD: Inner City)


Monica Zetterlund  / Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra: It Only Happens Every Time (CD: Inner City)Monica Zetterlund / Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra: It Only Happens Every Time (CD: Inner City)
Monica Zetterlund was a Swedish actress who loved jazz and sang in a pure and quietly expressive voice. Born in 1937, she started out as a jazz singer before she started an acting career that made her a household name in Sweden, appearing in films and on television. Zetterlund never gave up singing jazz and in 1964 she recorded with the Bill Evans Trio. Another highpoint of her jazz career was recording 'It Only Happens Every Time' with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1977. A jazz institution for over a decade at that time, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra is in fine form on this set, with the key solos being by cornetist Jones and baritone player Pepper Adams. Otherwise, Zetterlund is the main star, sounding at her best on Blossom Dearie’s “Long Daddy Green,” an emotional “He Was Too Good To Me” and Jerome Richardson's swinging “The Groove Merchant.” (Discovery Records) 


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Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Tutankhamun (CD: Gonzo Media Group)
 


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Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Tutankhamun (CD: Gonzo Media Group)


Bobby Jaspar: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Bobby Jaspar: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release from Bobby Jaspar, complete with original artwork and liner notes.

"Bobby Jaspar All Stars "; "Tenor & Flute "; "Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors" plus the .E.P. "Bobby Jaspar & Sacha Distel" and two tracks from Chet Baker "I Got Chet".

Don't be fooled into thinking tenor saxophonist and flautist Bobby Jaspar was in the second league of jazz because he was born in Liege, Belgium! Don't forget this is the country that gave us Jacques Brel, Poirot and Tin Tin! And if you still don't believe us just take a look at some of the musicians playing alongside Bobby on our four fine selections: John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Elvin Jones, Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, George Wallington and Sacha Distel (don't panic, he's playing superb jazz guitar, not singing!). (AVID Entertainment) 


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Johnny Dankworth: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release from Johnny Dankworth complete with original artwork and liner notes."The Vintage Years"; "Collaboration"; "England's Ambassador of Jazz" plus the 7" E.P. "The Criminal O.S.T". 


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Johnny Dankworth: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Billie Holiday: The Complete Decca Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)Billie Holiday: The Complete Decca Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
Billie Holiday is heard at her absolute best on this set, which comprises her complete Decca recordings, made at her musical zenith between 1944 and 1950. During her time with the label, Lady Day was accompanied by strings and studio orchestras for the first time in her career. Her voice was at its strongest in those years, and among the high points here are her original versions of songs which Billie would keep in her repertoire, such as “Lover Man” (Holiday’s biggest selling record), “Don’t Explain,” and “Good Morning Heartache”. This collection also contains two studio duets with Louis Armstrong. Three previously unissued alternate takes are presented here for the first time ever. (Discovery Records) 


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Mose Allison:

Complete 1957-62 Vocal Sides (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
 


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Mose Allison: <P>Complete 1957-62 Vocal Sides (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Lee Konitz: Frescalalto (CD: Impulse)Lee Konitz: Frescalalto (CD: Impulse)
At age 89, Lee Konitz still wields an astonishing command over the alto saxophone. His patented, streamlined approach of jazz improvisation continues to burst with vigor, underscored with simmering wisdom. With more than a half of century experience as a leader under his belt, it’s surprising that Konitz is only now making his Impulse! Records debut with the delightful Frescalalto, which finds the 2009 NEA Jazz Master in the superb company of pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington.The quartet’s collective expertise and accord enlivens Frescalalto as Konitz revisits tunes, mostly of which are timeless jazz standards. It’s to his credit that he can instil new personal meanings, and uncover new facets into these songs without sounding rote. (Universal Music) 


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John Abercrombie Quartet: Up And Coming (CD: ECM)
Guitarist John Abercrombie - who has recorded as a leader for ECM since 1974 - returns with a second album by his quartet featuring Marc Copland on piano, along with longtime rhythm partners Drew Gress and Joey Baron.  


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John Abercrombie Quartet: Up And Coming (CD: ECM)


Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart (CD: ECM)Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart (CD: ECM)
After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart.

Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner's touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album - recorded at Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher - follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line.

It features finely-honed new compositions as well as a pair of tunes ("Shard" and "Rewind") from the songbook of Oregon, a dedication to the late Paul Bley ("Blue As In Bley") and a single standard - Victor Young's "My Foolish Heart" which Towner first came to love in Bill Evans's interpretation. (Proper Music) 


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Colin Vallon Trio: Danse (CD: ECM)
The Colin Vallon Trio has found its own space in the crowded world of the piano trio by quietly challenging its conventions. On its third ECM album Vallon again leads the group not with virtuosic solo display but by patient outlining of melody and establishing of frameworks in which layered group improvising can take place.

With this group, gentle but insistent rhythms can trigger seismic musical events. Although Vallon (recently nominated for the Swiss Music Prize) is the author of nine of the pieces here, the band members share equal responsibilities for the music's unfolding.

The gravitational pull of Patrice Moret's bass and the intense detail supplied by Julian Sartorius's drums and cymbals are crucial to the success of Vallon's artistic concept and the range of emotions the music can convey. (Proper Music) 


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Colin Vallon Trio: Danse (CD: ECM)


Trish Clowes: My Iris (CD: Basho)Trish Clowes: My Iris (CD: Basho)
'My Iris' is a new project from BASCA award winning composer and saxophonist Trish Clowes. Following collaborations with string quartets and the BBC Concert Orchestra, My Iris shifts Clowes' perspective to the possibilities of a small ensemble. With Chris Montague on guitar, Ross Stanley on piano and Hammond organ and James Maddren on drums, My Iris explores startling melodies, earthy grooves and gnarly lines, creating a sound world that is both intimate and thrilling. (Proper Music) 


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Fay Claassen: Luck Child (CD: Challenge)
'Luck Child' by Dutch jazz singer Fay Claassen, is an ode to youth and beauty, with a mix of old and new songs. Mostly those she has been singing for many years but never recorded before. Famous and beloved songs by the likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and Ennio Morricone are presented alongside new compositions by Paul Heller.

Claassen has recorded her own albums together with many international jazz stars, such as Mike Stern, Kenny Werner and Toots Thielemans. She was invited as a soloist for recordings by the WDR Big Band, Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band.

She has also worked with well-known conductors and arrangers such as Jim Mc Neely, Vince Mendoza and Michael Abene. Fay was awarded with The Golden Record for her double album 'Two Portraits of Chet Baker'. (Proper Music) 


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Fay Claassen: Luck Child (CD: Challenge)


Sarah McKenzie: Paris In The Rain (CD: Impulse)Sarah McKenzie: Paris In The Rain (CD: Impulse)
 


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Viktoria Tolstoy: Meet Me At The Movies (CD: ACT)
Three years on from recording 'A Moment Of Now', which placed the singer in the intimate setting of a duo with pianist Jacob Karlzon, Swedish chanteuse Viktoria Tolstoy now directs her attention to music from films. 'Meet Me At The Movies' is an emotional journey through the history of film and of film music. The singer's route takes her from Herman Hupfeld's 'As Time Goes By' from the Michael Curtiz film 'Casablanca' through to Björk's 'New World' from Lars von Trier's 'Dancer In The Dark.' It goes from 'Smile' from Charlie Chaplin's 'Modern Times' to Seal's 'Kiss From A Rose' from 'Batman Forever'. And it also takes in Michael & Lesley Gore's 'Out Here On My Own' from 'Fame' and Sarah McLachlan's 'Angel' from 'City of Angels' starring Nicolas Cage.

This is a selection of songs from films born of a passion. I know every one of the films that these songs come from,' says Tolstoy. 'And just about all of them are among my favourite films. Both 'Bagdad Café' and 'Dancer In The Dark' are at the top of my list - in each case I have a special connection to the music.' That closeness can be heard. She gives each song a personal resonance and its own character. When Viktoria Tolstoy invites you to meet her at the movies, the emotions will run high.... and it will be a pleasure and a privilege to accept. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Viktoria Tolstoy: Meet Me At The Movies (CD: ACT)


Egidijus Buozis: Pictures (CD: Charade)Egidijus Buozis: Pictures (CD: Charade)
On 'Pictures', a Scandinavian-Lithuanian-German all-star line-up presents soundscapes from the Baltic - jazz pianist Egidijus Buozis's first release for the Hamburg-based Charade label.

In addition to Cæcilie Norby (vocals) and Lars Danielsson (bass, percussion), Egidijus Buozis has succeeded in gathering several other outstanding musicians around him: bassist Mattias Grönroos and drummer Tommy Holmgren from Sweden, Vytautas Sondeckis (cello) from Lithuania, German violinist Stefan Pintev, and by no means least, Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen.

With this jazz album, pianist Egidijus Buozis, presents himself to a wider audience beyond his native Lithuania for the first time. The very atmospheric soundscapes gathered together here make repeated direct and indirect references to the rich culture and distinctive beauty of the Baltic region, for example Buozis' arrangement of the Danish folk song 'Jeg gik mig ud en sommerdag' ('I went out one summer's day'), or the composition 'Sutartine', named after a unique style of Lithuanian folksong which was recognised by UNESCO as 'intangible cultural heritage' in 2010. (Proper Music) 


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The Three Sounds & Gene Harris: Groovin' Hard - Live At The Penthouse 1964-1968 (CD: Resonance)
Groovin' Hard is a collection of previously unreleased live recordings of the legendary jazz trio, The Three Sounds, led by groove-master Gene Harris. Captured live at Seattle's Penthouse Jazz Club from 1964-1968, featuring bassist Andrew Simpkins and drummers Bill Dowdy, Kalil Madi and Carl Burnett, this set contains soulful originals like "Blue Genes" and standards like "The Shadow Of Your Smile," which was never released on any other Three Sounds' albums.

The group's song "Put On Train" was prominently sampled in the Beastie Boys song "What Comes Around" on the album Paul's Boutique. Deluxe package features rare photos and memorabilia - including the classic image on the cover of the trio performing at the club taken by photographer Egill Gustafson - plus essays by journalist Ted Panken, producer Zev Feldman, Seattle Jazz DJ Jim Wilke and others. The Three Sounds were one of the most popular artists on the iconic Blue Note label during the late 50s and early 60s, and you can hear why on these infectiously swinging recordings from The Penthouse. (Proper Music) 


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The Three Sounds & Gene Harris: Groovin' Hard - Live At The Penthouse 1964-1968 (CD: Resonance)


Don Pullen featuring Sam Rivers: Capricorn Rising (CD: Black Saint)Don Pullen featuring Sam Rivers: Capricorn Rising (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Archie Shepp: A Sea Of Faces (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Archie Shepp: A Sea Of Faces (CD: Black Saint)


Old And New Dreams (CD: Black Saint)Old And New Dreams (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Steve Lacy: Troubles (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Steve Lacy: Troubles (CD: Black Saint)


David Murray Octet: Home (CD: Black saint)David Murray Octet: Home (CD: Black saint)
 


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Rudd/Lacy/Mengelberg/Carter/Bennink: Regeneration (CD: Soul Note)
 


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Rudd/Lacy/Mengelberg/Carter/Bennink: Regeneration (CD: Soul Note)


Paul Bley, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian: Memoirs (CD: Soul Note)Paul Bley, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian: Memoirs (CD: Soul Note)
 


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John Taylor: In Two Minds (CD: Cam Jazz)
 


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John Taylor: In Two Minds (CD: Cam Jazz)


Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones Quartet/Quintet: Cherokee - Legendary Studio Sessions (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)Sonny Stitt & Hank Jones Quartet/Quintet: Cherokee - Legendary Studio Sessions (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)
Four complete sessions in their entirety featuring small groups showcasing saxophonist Sonny Stitt and pianist Hank Jones. All of the dates here are quartets with the exception of the final one in which fellow hornman Paul Gonsalves was added to the group. Albums included here are “Sonny Stitt with the New Yorkers”, “Now!”, “Salt and Pepper” & “Stitt in Orbit”. (Discovery Records) 


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Peggy Lee: Swingin' Brightly & Gently - Complete Recordings 1958-59 (CD: Blue Moon)
A newly remastered collection of Peggy Lee’s Capitol recordings, comprising the albums “Things Are Swingin’” and “I Like Men!” and 10 singles, including her biggest hit “Fever”. Collated for the first time the complete discography, dates and personnel for all the Peggy Lee/Jack Marshall sessions. Lee is in fine voice and spirit, backed by top West Coast sidemen. (Discovery Records) 


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Peggy Lee: Swingin' Brightly & Gently - Complete Recordings 1958-59 (CD: Blue Moon)


Bobby Hackett: With Strings - That Midnight Touch + A Time For Love (CD: Blue Moon)Bobby Hackett: With Strings - That Midnight Touch + A Time For Love (CD: Blue Moon)
The stereo sound of these recordings brings out the beauty of Bobby Hackett’s mellow cornet sound. Recorded in 1967, the two albums included here feature a subtle string orchestra with assistance from guitarists Tony Mottola and out Al Casamenti, pianists Dave McKenna and Stan Freeman with Bob Dougherty on bass and Don Lamond, drums. (Discovery Records) 


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Modern Jazz Quartet: 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival (CD: Wienerworld)
 


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Modern Jazz Quartet: 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival (CD: Wienerworld)


Elmo Hope Sextet: Homecoming! (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)Elmo Hope Sextet: Homecoming! (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)

Limited edition 180 g vinyl stereo LP re-issue with original cover and liner notes. 


Price:  £19.99 


Thelonious Monk: Alone in San Francisco (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition high definition 180 g vinyl LP. 


Price:  £18.99 

Thelonious Monk: Alone in San Francisco (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)


E.S.T Symphony (CD: ACT)E.S.T Symphony (CD: ACT)
An epic work in the spirit of Esbjörn Svensson. The music of the most important jazz band of the Noughties arranged for symphony orchestra and jazz soloists. Esbjörn Svensson had considered a symphonic setting for his music in the years before his tragic death in 2008. Eight years on and this striking new release E.S.T. SYMPHONY fulfils that wish.

The esteemed Swedish arranger-conductor Hans Ek has arranged an outstanding selection of Esbjörn s compositions from the band's rich 13 album catalogue for a widescreen orchestral canvas. Performed exquisitely by the 90-piece Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Ek s orchestrations integrate organically with solo contributions from a handful of Scandi-jazz superstars of today and tomorrow. Featured are the saxophonist Marius Neset, trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, pianist Iiro Rantala and the unique pedal steel guitarist Johan Lindström, a member of Tonbruket, a band led by the innovative ex-e.s.t. bassist Dan Berglund who s clearly the lynchpin of this project alongside his ex-bandmate/drummer Magnus Öström. By both imaginatively expanding upon and saluting the broad-based contemporary sonic universe created by e.s.t. in the first decade of the new millennium, Hans Ek has created on E.S.T. SYMPHONY an enduring and entirely fitting monument to a muchmissed and highly inspirational contemporary jazz trio. (ACT) 


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Keith Jarrett: A Multitude Of Angels (CD: ECM, 4CDs)
'A Multitude of Angels' is a 4-CD set of recordings from a series of solo concerts in Italy in October 1996, documenting the conclusion of Keith Jarrett's experiments with long-form improvisation in performances from Modena, Ferrara, Turin, and Genoa.

These discs fit into the chronology of Keith Jarrett's many live solo recordings after 1995's 'La Scala'. 'A Multitude of Angels' marks the end of the first period of the solo concerts, documented on ECM recordings from the 'Bremen-Lausanne' set to 'Sun Bear Concerts', an era in which Jarrett's spontaneously developmental, free-flowing music could lead the receptive improviser to many different places. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £38.99 

Keith Jarrett: A Multitude Of Angels (CD: ECM, 4CDs)


Scottish National Jazz Orchestra & Bill Evans: Beauty & The Beast (CD: Spartacus)Scottish National Jazz Orchestra & Bill Evans: Beauty & The Beast (CD: Spartacus)
Tommy Smith wrote the epic suite Beauty and the Beast specifically for the American saxophonist and ex Miles-Davis sideman Bill Evans, and this recording with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra fully captures the power, passion and majesty of breath-taking orchestral jazz. This fabulous live recording captures the colossal scale of the work, and marks the towering improvisational accomplishments of modern jazz musicians hitting peak form.

Bill Evans is one of the most dynamic saxophonists of his generation, and he brings all of his trademark energy and muscularity to a demanding piece of music. Not least of those demands is the requirement to contrast the seductive lyrical charms of 'Beauty', with the flashing fury of 'The Beast'.

Smith's Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale with teeth, and the SNJO guide the listener through its seven-part structure with fearless authority. The rhythm section of Steve Hamilton (piano), Kevin Glasgow (electric bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums) are particularly commanding, and provide a rock-solid platform for Evans to solo freely and in uninhibited style. (Proper Music) 


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Ronnie Scott's Club Quintet: The Sound Of Soho (CD: Ronnie Scotts')
'The Sound of Soho' was recorded live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club by The Ronnie Scott's Club Quintet. On this album the band pay tribute to some of the greats in the hard bop and soul jazz era. These legends of the music all performed at Ronnie Scott's and include Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Billy Strayhorn and Tubby Hayes.

The Ronnie Scott's Club Quintet features James Pearson on piano, Alex Garnett on saxophone, Sam Burgess on bass, Freddie Gavita on trumpet and Chris Higginbottom on drums. The final track of the album also includes Brandon Allen on saxophone. (Proper Music) 


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Ronnie Scott's Club Quintet: The Sound Of Soho (CD: Ronnie Scotts')


Wallace Roney: A Place In Time (CD: Highnote)Wallace Roney: A Place In Time (CD: Highnote)
With the Grammy-winning composer/pianist Patrice Rushen on hand with guest reedman Gary Bartz and Wallace Roney's sidemen of choice, Ben Solomon, tenor sax, Buster Williams, bass and Lenny White, drums, the musicians on 'A Place in Time' deliver a blisteringly accomplished and creative session. (Proper Music) 


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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)


Kenny Burrell & The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited: Unlimited 1 (CD: Highnote)Kenny Burrell & The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited: Unlimited 1 (CD: Highnote)
On 'Unlimited 1' Kenny Burrell is captured live at the West-Coast jazz mecca, Catalina's, with a well-oiled big band, The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, which is made up of some of the West Coast's greatest jazz men and studio players. (Proper Music) 


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Herbie Mann: Peace Pieces (CD: Wienerworld)
Peace Pieces is a tribute album to the late pianist Bill Evans, one of Mann’s favourite musicians. Features renowned American trumpeter and flugelhornist Randy Brecker. The rhythm section comprises of guitarist Bruce Dunlap, bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Louis Nash and percussionist Sammy Figueroa. (Wienerworld) 


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Herbie Mann: Peace Pieces (CD: Wienerworld)


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) 


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Wolfgang Muthspiel: Rising Grace (CD: ECM)
 


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Wolfgang Muthspiel: Rising Grace (CD: ECM)


Miroslav Vitous: Ziljabu Nights (CD: Intuition)Miroslav Vitous: Ziljabu Nights (CD: Intuition)
 


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Miroslav Vitous: The Bass (CD: BGO)
Czech double bassist's Herbie Mann-produced Atlantic album from 1972 featuring Joe Henderson, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and Joe Chambers. 


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Miroslav Vitous: The Bass (CD: BGO)


Mike Westbrook: Paris (CD: ASC)Mike Westbrook: Paris (CD: ASC)
'Paris' was recorded by Jon Hiseman over two nights in July 2016 , presented by Hélène Aziza at her art gallery and music venue 19 rue Paul Fort near Porte d'Orleans. In an hour-long set, Mike Westbrook improvises themes from his own musical history, from his 1970s composition 'Citadel/Room 315' through to 'A Bigger Show' and his recent 'Paintbox Jane'. There are references to his Ellington tribute Duke's Birthday, to 'London Bridge is Broken Down', to his music theatre piece 'The Ass', and to his Beatles project 'Off Abbey Road'. The sequence contains songs written in collaboration with his wife, the artist, vocalist and librettist Kate Westbrook, along with popular songs, jazz classics and blues. (Proper Music) 


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Stan Tracey: Solo:Trio (CD: Cadillac)
 


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Stan Tracey: Solo:Trio (CD: Cadillac)


Jeroen van Vliet Moon Trio: Earth - Time (CD: Jazzhaus)Jeroen van Vliet Moon Trio: Earth - Time (CD: Jazzhaus)
"Those who love his lyrical style and clear piano sound will be pleased by this new release Jeroen van Vliet and his Moon Trio: Earth ? Time. Van Vliet's recognisable sound with simple (but strong) emotional melodies, enriched with electronic effects on both piano and on bass creates a groovy sound and rhythm due to a perfect understanding with Mark Schilder's drums and Cord Heineking's bass. A trio, coming from the Moon, looking for Earth. Jeroen van Vliet about his Moon Trio: wanted it to be groovy, but still to stay close to the acoustic piano sound; with simple, but emotional yet groovy pieces.

In 2014 Jeroen van Vliet was awarded The Boy Edgar Prize; the most important recognition in The Neth-erlands for jazz and improvised music. The jury called him one of the few great poets of Dutch improvised music, faithful to the beauty of sound. (Proper Music) 


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David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo: Live In Sant'Anna Arresi 2004 (CD: AUM Fidelity)
'Live in Sant'Anna Arresi, 2004' is the 2nd volume in AUM Fidelity's David S. Ware Archive Series, and the first release of the saxophone master in rare duo performance with fellow master of music, pianist Matthew Shipp.

Though sharing seventeen years together in the legendary David S. Ware Quartet, Shipp recalls that he and Ware performed duo concerts perhaps six times at most in that period. Thankfully, on this latter-day occasion, their work together in this form was professionally recorded. (Proper Music) 


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David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo: Live In Sant'Anna Arresi 2004 (CD: AUM Fidelity)


Tubby Hayes Quartet: Invitation - Live at The Top Alex 1973 (CD: Acrobat)Tubby Hayes Quartet: Invitation - Live at The Top Alex 1973 (CD: Acrobat)
The United Kingdom, March 1973: Pink Floyd release ‘Dark Side of The Moon’: the provisional IRA detonate bombs at Whitehall and The Old Bailey; and saxophonist Tubby Hayes and his quartet perform one of their final engagements outside of London, taking to the stage of the Top Alex, Southend-on-Sea, as part of the pub's regular jazz presentations.

To Hayes and his band, who'd been together as a unit for over three years, it was hardly a gig to raise eyebrows; a typical, jazz club blow in a suburban pub backroom, the very thing that the saxophonist had begun his career doing twenty-three years earlier. But now, Hayes was no longer a star ascendant, or operating like the jazz dynamo he'd been in his mid-1960s heyday. He was, quite literally, running out of time. Three months after the Top Alex appearance, he was dead, aged just 38, finally halted by the heart problems that had plagued his final years.

While the press obituaries rightly accorded Hayes his deserved position as one of Britain's greatest ever jazz talents, they also noted the cruel irony that he and his band hadn't entered a recording studio since 1969. Indeed, how the Tubby Hayes Quartet - a group which one obituarist compared to the identical line-up led by John Coltrane – sounded in its final years became something of a mystery.

The discovery of privately recorded tapes of the Top Alex performance, issued for the first time on this Acrobat release, provides not only a valedictory souvenir of the quartet in its final phase, but also a lesson in its leader’s still deepening musical maturity; close to the end, Hayes draws on everything he'd learned, experienced and pioneered to date, as well as revealing clues as to where his music might have headed next.

Packaged with rare photographs and memorabilia from the night itself, featuring reminiscences by band member Spike Wells, and others who witnessed the gig, and including an in-depth booklet note by Hayes' biographer, saxophonist Simon Spillett, this album is a final, melancholy reminder of a truly gigantic musical legend. (Discovery Records) 


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Billie Holiday: The Last Albums (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
“Lady in Satin”, recorded with the Ray Ellis Orchestra in 1958, became a big hit. Although her voice wasn’t in top form at this point, the poignancy with which Billie Holiday performed the material produced a true classic. The following year they tried to repeat the formula when Holiday’s health had deteriorated further and she died before the album was released, hence the title “Last Recording”. Both LPs are presented here in their entireties and various concert broadcast recordings from the singer’s last two years have been added as a bonus. (Discovery Records) 


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Billie Holiday: The Last Albums (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz At The College of The Pacific - Complete (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz At The College of The Pacific - Complete (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
A classic Brubeck Quartet concert recorded in December 1953 – the complete performance now presented here for the first time on a single set. Several rare radio broadcasts from the same period have been added as a bonus, including three tracks never previously released. (Discovery Records) 


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Thelonioius Monk: Complete 1954-1962 Studio Solo Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
All existing solo piano studio master takes recorded by Thelonious Monk from his very first ones in 1954 up to his debut album for Colombia in 1962. While the majority of Monk’s recordings are in a quartet format, his unaccompanied tracks are full of magic. To complete the set, bonus tracks including 2 rare solo piano pieces recorded at the home of Baroness Pannonica. (Discovery Records) 


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Thelonioius Monk: Complete 1954-1962 Studio Solo Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Jimmy Smith / Lou Donaldson Quartet: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)Jimmy Smith / Lou Donaldson Quartet: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)
Hammond organ maestro Jimmy Smith and alto sax master Lou Donaldson collaborated on various projects and this double CD compiles for the first time in a single set all the wonderful recordings they taped in the studio with Donaldson as the only horn. These are mostly quartet sessions with a couple of duets. Three tracks by the Jimmy Smith trio are included as a bonus. (Discovery Records) 


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Charlie Parker: Bird In Boston - Live at The Hi-Hat Boston 1953-1954 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
Newly remastered CD with vastly improved sound quality. These are historic recordings of Charlie Parker broadcasting live from Boston’s Hi Hat club in 1953/54. Bird was hired as a ”single” for these dates, backed by local musicians. MC is none other than the legendary Symphony Sid, duplicating here his New York role from the control booth inside the Hi Hat for his nightly radio show on WCOP. (Discovery Records) 


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Charlie Parker: Bird In Boston - Live at The Hi-Hat Boston 1953-1954 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)


Lee Konitz & Kenny Wheeler Quintet: Olden Times - Live At Birdland Neuberg (CD: Double Moon)Lee Konitz & Kenny Wheeler Quintet: Olden Times - Live At Birdland Neuberg (CD: Double Moon)
Reissue of a live recording from 1999 of two real jazz legends - saxophonist Lee Konitz and the late trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. It has been remastered and includes one bonus track, plus the original and new liner notes by the same author. (Proper Music) 


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Chet Baker & Dick Twardzik Quartet: Chet & Dick (CD: Jazz Images)
Chet Baker Quartet Vol.1 (Barclay 84009) was the first album recorded by Baker in Europe. Before that 1955 tour, he had never been to the Old Continent. Traveling with him was pianist Dick Twardzik, a highly talented player who had been praised by the likes of fellow pianist Russ Freeman (who encouraged him to record his only session as a leader) and Charlie Parker (who called Twardzik to back him during several Boston engagements). Twardzik would die in Paris at the age of 24 due to a heroin overdose a few days after recording the two sessions included on the present album. Further sessions recorded by Baker in Paris for Barclay and originally included on Chet Baker and His Quintet (Barclay BLP-84042) and on the Blue Star EP-74020 have been added here as a bonus. (Discovery Records) 


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Chet Baker & Dick Twardzik Quartet: Chet & Dick (CD: Jazz Images)


Chet Baker: Live In London (CD: Ubuntu, 2 CDs)Chet Baker: Live In London (CD: Ubuntu, 2 CDs)
A stunning unreleased Chet Baker session from 1983 recorded with a great UK trio. Remastered and released with permission from the Chet Baker Estate.

For six evenings, from 28th March to 2nd April 1983, the John Horler Trio rhythm section supported the legendary trumpet player Chet Baker at The Canteen in London. For those who were fortunate enough to be there, these were magical shows. The rhythm section was tight and Chet was at the top of his game. The best of the six hours of music is presented here on 'Live in London' and has been restored and remastered to the highest quality. (Proper Music) 


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Toots Thielemans: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release from Toots Thielemans complete with original artwork. "Man Bites Harmonica"; "Blues Pour Flirter"; "Toots Thielemans" and "The Romantic Sounds Of Toots Thielemans".

 


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Toots Thielemans: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Archie Shepp: Doodlin' (CD: Inner City)Archie Shepp: Doodlin' (CD: Inner City)
'Doodlin' was recorded by Archie Shepp in Paris during November 1970 but not released on Inner City until 1976. The album features performances by Shepp, Alan Shorter, Bob Reid and Muhammad Ali. An interesting, sometimes challenging album with Shepp trying his hand at piano as well as his usual sax. (Discovery Records) 


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Abbey Lincoln: Golden Lady (CD: Inner City)
Abbey Lincoln's follow-up album to 'People in Me' retained her wise and somewhat defiant attitude, while expressing deep-seated feelings of womanhood, personal growth, and freedom. The band features saxophonist Archie Shepp, trumpeter Roy Burrowes, drummer Freddie Waits, bassist Jack Gregg, and the exceptional pianist Hilton Ruiz joining Shepp, Burrowes, and Lincoln. HJighlights include interpretations of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," a melancholy version of Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady", and a nearly ten-minute take of Michel Legrand's "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life"? During this late-'70s/early-'80s period, Lincoln-Moseka asserted herself in ways that made her stand out from the crowded arena of female jazz vocalists, and -- as always -- she had something to say to society. Golden Lady should be considered as one of her best albums. (Discovery Records) 


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Abbey Lincoln: Golden Lady (CD: Inner City)


Karin Krog: Gershwin With Karin Krog (Vinyl LP: Odin)Karin Krog: Gershwin With Karin Krog (Vinyl LP: Odin)
A classic Karin Krog album reissued on 180g LP, remastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug in Rainbow Studio. By the time Karin Korg made 'Gershwin with Karin Krog', from late 1973 to mid-1974, she had been making records for ten years. Indeed, her very first session, from November 1963 included two of the musicians to be heard here; pianist Egil Kapstad and drummer Jon Christensen. We also hear tenor saxophonist Bjarne Nerem and ECM bass legend Arild Andersen. This album marks the earliest occasion on which Karin set out to make a complete album devoted to a single composer. Includes liner notes by Alyn Shipton. (Proper Music) 


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Karin Krog: You Must Believe In Spring (Vinyl LP: Odin)
An underrated gem from Karin Krog's discography, remastered on 180g LP by Jan Erik Kongshaug in Rainbow Studio. These six excellent settings of songs by Michel Legrand were recorded by Karin Korg in May 1974.

The arrangements were the work of trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg. The immediate sense one gets from the album is of both singer and arranger trying out ways in which to escape from the established conventions of jazz vocal albums, and simultaneously aiming to incorporate some of the filmic qualities in Legrand's writing. Includes liner notes by Alyn Shipton. (Proper Music) 


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Karin Krog: You Must Believe In Spring (Vinyl LP: Odin)


Masqualero (Vinyl LP: Odin)Masqualero (Vinyl LP: Odin)
The 1983 debut album of the Norwegian supergroup Masqualero (Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Jon Balke, Tore Brunborg and Nils Petter Molvaer) is a modern classic in Norwegian jazz history. The quintet Masqualero was an encounter between two generations of Norwegian jazz musicians, and was one of the Norwegian jazz community's most influential international representatives throughout the 1980s. The album was recorded in the course of three days: two days of studio recording and one of mixing with Jan Erik Kongshaug at Talent Studio. There and then they recorded the eight original tunes that, along with Shorter's title track, comprise the LP "Masqualero".

When 'Masqualero' was released in the autumn of 1983, the album was received with unanimous critical acclaim, and won the Spellemannspris (Norwegian Grammy) for best jazz record of the year. (Proper Music)

180g Vinyl Pressing. 


Price:  £19.99 


Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl stereo LP. 


Price:  £21.99 

Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)


Hank Mobley: Roll Call (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Hank Mobley: Roll Call (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl stereo LP. 


Price:  £21.99 


Hank Mobley: A Caddy For Daddy (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl stereo LP. 


Price:  £21.99 

Hank Mobley: A Caddy For Daddy (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)


Donald Byrd: Free Form (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Donald Byrd: Free Form (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl stereo LP. 


Price:  £21.99 


Freddie Roach: Brown Sugar (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl stereo LP. 


Price:  £21.99 

Freddie Roach: Brown Sugar (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)


Larry Young: Into Somethin' (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Larry Young: Into Somethin' (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl stereo LP. 


Price:  £21.99 

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