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Bill Perkins with Richie Kamuca & Art Pepper: Just Friends (CD: Phono)Bill Perkins with Richie Kamuca & Art Pepper: Just Friends (CD: Phono)
 


Price:  £11.99 


Carmell Jones Quartet with Forrest Westbrook: Previously Unreleased Los Angeles Session (CD: Fresh Sound)
In August 1960, 24-year old trumpet player Carmell Jones left his Kansas City home-town and hopped a bus to Los Angeles, intent on hitting the West Coast jazz scene. There, his impact was immediate and would prove to be memorable. He was quickly part of a quartet with pianist Forrest Westbrook, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Bill Schwemmer.

They rehearsed at Westbrook’s apartment at 2021 Sta. Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, where this unreleased material was recorded at the end of that month. It was an amazing session, in which Carmell, oozing confidence and assertiveness, demonstrated a fresh, virile and imaginative style, with a warm ballad tone and an authoritatively implacable swing at up tempo. The highly responsive rhythm section locked right on him all the way, and also revealed Forrest Westbrook as a highly talented and sensitive pianist, with an advanced concept of improvisation, and a built-in propensity for swinging hard. Along with the pungently powerful Peacock and the driving Schwemmer, they provided an ideally vigorous support for Carmell Jones, who, unbelievably soon, would come to be regarded as among the finest trumpeters on the West Coast. These never before released recordings, his first on the Coast, show why. (Fresh Sound Records) 


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Carmell Jones Quartet with Forrest Westbrook: Previously Unreleased Los Angeles Session (CD: Fresh Sound)


Marty Paich: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Marty Paich: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz presents four classic Marty Paich albums, including original liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Tenors West"; "Take Me Along" "The Picasso Of Big Band Jazz" and "Lush, Latin and Cool". 


Price:  £8.99 


Marty Paich: I Get A Boot Out Of You + The Picasso of Big Band Jazz (CD: Master Jazz)
Two LPs on one CD from the outstanding jazz arranger Marty Paich: I Get a Boot out of You(1959) and The Picasso of Big Band Jazz(1958) featuring top West Coast jazz figures like Jack Sheldon, Conte Candoli, Art Pepper, Pete Candoli, Bob Cooper, Herb Geller, Russ Freeman, and Mel Lewis. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £9.99 

Marty Paich: I Get A Boot Out Of You + The Picasso of Big Band Jazz (CD: Master Jazz)


Marty Paich: I Get A Boot Out Of You (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Marty Paich: I Get A Boot Out Of You (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition, high definition 180g vinyl LP. 


Price:  £18.99 


Jimmy Raney: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Jimmy Raney albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

A much travelled jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney was born in Louisville Kentucky in 1927, the son of a prominent newspaperman. Starting his musical career in 1944 with the Jerry Wald band, Jimmy would spend time with among others Max Miller and Lou Levy, toured with Woody Herman, worked with Al Haig, Buddy De Franco and Artie Shaw and in 1950 joined up with the Stan Getz Quintet to produce a unique sounding combo sound during their two years together. By 1953 he was on the move again this time hooking up with Red Norvo. Along the way Jimmy found time to make his own music and take the opportunity of being the frontman instead of the sideman. Our four selections find him joined by among others Hall Overton on piano, Red Mitchell on bass and Osie Johnson on drums for "A" and our single track from "In Three Attitudes" the wonderful "Indian Summer". For "Jimmy Raney Featuring Bob Brookmeyer" Jimmy is joined by surprise, surprise the superb valve trombonist ( and, sadly, recently deceased) Bob Brookmeyer alongside two pianists Hank Jones and Dick Katz, with Osie again on drums and Teddy Kotick on bass. In 1954 Jimmy recorded "Jimmy Raney Visits Paris" having just been voted French magazines "Le Hot Jazz", Number One Guitarist!. The album was cut with local musicians while Jimmy took a break from touring in Paris For "Jimmy Raney Plays" we can delight in hearing three Raney compositions (and one Monk for good measure!) This album is also important as it features Jimmy very much in the foreground having for so long played a subordinate role in his previous bands. Joined by stalwarts Osie Johnson and Red Mitchell and on tenor sax a chap called "Sven Coolson" (otherwise known to you and me as Stan Getz). "Jimmy Raney Plays" features some of Jimmys’ best recorded work to date. A fitting way to conclude our tribute to a great if underrated and perhaps unsung guitarist, Jimmy Raney

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


Price:  £8.99 

Jimmy Raney: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Dave Pell: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Dave Pell: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Dave Pell albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Jazz and Romantic Places; "Jazz Goes Dancing"; "I Had the Craziest Dream" and "A Pell of a Time!"

The subject may be "Jazz and Romantic Places" and the locations may range from Paris to Rio but the jazz is strictly West Coast and Cool! Dave Pell on tenor sax is joined by the cream of jazz players from the Les Brown band with whom Pell had played for many years. The band having found time between their lucrative "day job" on the Bob Hope TV show to join their old band mate for the trip! For "Jazz Goes Dancing" Dave Pell writes in the original sleeve notes that for this project he was determined to create a jazz album to dance to, just like in the old dance band days. The swing was away from the clubs and concert stages and back to the dance halls, colleges and proms where Pell’s band were making an enjoyable and lucrative living! Pell’s octet here includes three members of the Les Brown band, Pell himself on tenor, Dan Fagerquist on trumpet and Ray Sims on trombone., while the other members included Tony Rizzi on guitar from the Lena Horne TV Show and Bob Barnes on bass from the original Dave Brubeck Quartet. What a line up!! The Dave Pell Quartet with the following arrangers-Marty Paich, Shorty Rogers, Bob Holman, Andre Previn, Jack Montrose and Wes Hensel. It’s no wonder that "I Had the Craziest Dream" the Octet’s album most steeped in the original jazz tradition became one of Dave Pell’s most popular albums and one he would get requests both for the arrangements and the playing some forty years after release! "A Pell of a Time" finds Dave Pell getting a little more serious about his jazz! As he writes in the original sleeve notes up till then his style of jazz playing had been dance and fun orientated, tightly arranged , relatively short numbers and with little room for traditional jazz improvisation. For this album he decided to get top arrangers Marty Paich, Bill Holman, Paul Moer and Jack Montrose to loosen up a little and give the Octet room to get "funky" and blow! Joining regulars were some new faces in Jack Sheldon on trumpet and Pepper Adams on baritone sax. Dave Pell’s final comments in the original sleeve notes best some up his style and philosophy to playing jazz! "it’s been fun all the way, and that’s how it should be to listen to"! All four albums plus have been digitally re-mastered. (AVID Enetertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 


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

"Plays"; "Sextette"; "Fire In The West" and "Plays Selections From Gypsy"

Another musician lucky enough to be born into a musical family, Herb's mother played piano for silent movies in Hollywood. A friend of the family brought him his first alto sax at age 8 and two years later he was also playing the clarinet. At his school Dorsey High he played in the band alongside future sax and flute genius Eric Dolphy. By the age of 16 Herb began his professional career playing alto in the Joe Venuti band. By 21 he had heard the music of Charlie Parker and had moved to New York to play with, amongst others, Claude Thornhill and Paul Desmond. Herb was influenced by Charlie Parker, Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges and would go on to play with countless great jazz men during his long and illustrious career. A few names to mention would be Chet Baker, Benny Goodman, Clifford Brown, Billy May, Shorty Rogers, Max Roach and Quincy Jones. Along the way Herb also learnt to play the piccolo, flute, oboe and English horn. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Herb Geller: Four Classc Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Russ Freeman: Trio & Quartet (CD: Fresh Sound)Russ Freeman: Trio & Quartet (CD: Fresh Sound)
Unlike many other West Coast jazz pianists, Russ Freeman's recorded output under his own name was nowhere near enough to reflect his enormous talent. After his involvement with the first Chet Baker quartet recordings in December 1952 his reputation earned him a place with the Lighthouse All-Stars, Shorty Rogers Giants and then 10 years with Shelley Manne and his Men.

• Freeman made innumerable appearances on record with just about everybody who was anybody of consequence on the West Coast scene but the music and his compositions were more important to him than seeing his name on the cover of an LP. The first three tracks here, recorded during the Chet Baker sessions but with Baker absent, were never issued on LP while much of the other material was issued on compilation albums such as "Jazz Swings Broadway" and "Jazz West Coast". (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £12.99 


Russ Freeman: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Russ Freeman, complete with original artwork and liner notes."Chet Baker Quartet featuring Russ Freeman"; "Russ Freeman & Chet Baker Quartet"; Russ Freeman "Trio" featuring Joe Mondragon and Shelly Manne and Andre Previn & Russ Freeman "Double Play." (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Russ Freeman: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID)


Jack Sheldon: Quartet & Quintet (CD: Fresh Sound)Jack Sheldon: Quartet & Quintet (CD: Fresh Sound)
Trumpeter Jack Sheldon’s debut on record was proof that he had established himself among the most promising young talents of his era, with a sound that was earthier than his contemporary Chet Baker. Walter Norris was the pianist on Sheldon's first two records, originally issued on 10 inch LP, the second featuring Zoot Sims' hard swinging tenor. The final three quintet tracks were cut with Joe Maini on alto in November 1955 when the two men were working regularly together at a Los Angeles club. Today, more than 50 years after these early recordings Sheldon's reputation as one of the best trumpeters ever to grace the West Coast scene remains unchallenged. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £12.99 


Hollywood Saxophone Quartet (CD: Fresh Sound)
For even the most avid and best-informed jazz aficionados, the music in this CD may be a huge surprise—and reed players, too, will find much to astonish and delight. The Hollywood Saxophone Quartet was composed of four gifted studio saxophonists, who organized the unit mainly to play original music by contemporary composers with a rhythm section added. In a collection of beautifully played arrangements written by some superbly skilled craftsmen such as Lennie Niehaus, Marty Paich, Russ Garcia, and Jack Montrose, the shadings of tone these men achieve are incredibly delicate and profuse in their colorings. The sheer technical ability, ensemble work, rapport and execution is remarkable—and they swing all the way through. (Absolute Distribution) 


Price:  £12.99 

Hollywood Saxophone Quartet (CD: Fresh Sound)


Jack Montrose: Blues And Vanilla & The Horn's Full (CD: Fresh Sound) Jack Montrose: Blues And Vanilla & The Horn's Full (CD: Fresh Sound)
The two LPs compiled here are among the best works by the late Jack Montrose (1926-2006), a fine tenor sax player, remarkable jazz composer and arranger, and a key figure in the 1950s West Coast jazz movement. The first includes Montrose’s extended work Concertino da Camera (subtitled Blues and Vanilla), his most ambitious project, devised within an essentially contrapuntal structure. The quintet sides prove the cleverly conceived aspects of his compositional concepts, with their sense of symmetry in the use thematic material. Montrose is accompanied here by some strong voices—with a high level of individual performance— such as Joe Maini, Shelly Manne, Jim Hall, Barney Kessel, and Red Norvo. The interplay, sympathy and good feeling between them are something to hear—and one that—doesn’t pall with repeated hearings. (Absolute Distribution) 


Price:  £12.99 


Buddy Collette: And His West Coast Friends (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Buddy Collette: And His West Coast Friends (CD: Fresh Sound)


Buddy Collette: An Original Westcoaster (CD: Fresh Sound)Buddy Collette: An Original Westcoaster (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


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Paul Horn: Plenty Of Horn (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
This 2CD set contains 29 tracks recorded in Hollywood, 1957-1958, and New York, 1958, by reed virtuoso Paul Horn, back in his cool jazz days, before his ‘new age’ meditation era. Paul Horn — who, in Chico Hamilton’s words, was a “man of many reeds and woodwinds” — proves here that he was more concerned with playing music of differing emotional styles than he was in sticking to a certain, well-defined rut.

Featured personnel includes : Paul Horn (fl, piccolo, cl, as), Ed Leddy, Ken Bright, Stu Williamson (tp), Vince DeRosa, Dick Perissi (frh), Red Callender (tuba), Larry Bunker (vb), Gerry Wiggins (p, celeste), David Frisina, Dan Lube (violin), David Sterkin (viola), and Fred Katz (cello, piano).

There is constant change in this set; ebullience and restraint; soft, provocative swing and bucolic lushness. Everyone does extremely well, supporting and joining Horn in a variety of orchestral settings. Exceptional musicianship, fluidness, sensitivity and a thoughtful approach made these, Paul Horn’s first recordings as a leader, a showcase of the range and the technical prowess of his playing. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £19.99 

Paul Horn: Plenty Of Horn (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)


Paul Horn: Something Blue (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)Paul Horn: Something Blue (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)

Audiophile grade 180g vinyl. 


Price:  £22.99 


Joe Maini: The Small Group Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz, 4 CDs)
This collection compiles all of alto-sax player Joe Maini’s small group recordings (with the sole exception of the already well known 100-minute Clifford Brown-Max Roach 1954 jam session). The Jane Fielding album and the Joe Maini sextet session, as well as the Shorty Rogers TV broadcast, appear here for the first time ever on CD.

The jazz world was shocked in May 1964 when the newspapers announced Maini’s death, apparently as a consequence of playing russian roulette ! A very colourful character, a highly talented musician and a friend and disciple of Charlie Parker, he died at the tender age of 34 - as did Bird.

On these sessions, recorded In Los Angeles & New York, 1956-1962, Maini plays with Shelly Manne & His Men, Jack Sheldon Quintet, Red Mitchell Quintet, Kenny Drew Quartet, Jimmy Knepper Quintet, & Shorty Rogers & His Giants & his own sextet. Personnel includes, among others : Bill Holman, Zoot Sims, Teddy Edwards, Conte Candoli, Jimmy Giuffre, Victor Feldman, Red Norvo, Lou Levy, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, Red Mitchell, Leroy Vinnegar & Mel Lewis. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £28.99 

Joe Maini: The Small Group Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz, 4 CDs)


Howard Roberts: Good Pickin's (CD: Verve)Howard Roberts: Good Pickin's (CD: Verve)
 


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Maynard Ferguson: Hollywood Jam Sessions (CD: Fresh Sound)
For these two jam sessions Maynard Ferguson assembled two different groups made up of his friends, musicians with whom he had lived and worked for several years. On the first of the sessions presented on this CD we can hear Bud Shank on alto sax, Bob Cooper on tenor sax, Bob Gordon on baritone sax, Russ Freeman on piano, Curtis Counce on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Also on this date Maynard is featured on the piece "Somebody loves me" with a valve-trombone solo. On the segond session, Herb Geller replaces Shank, Milt Bernhart is added on trombone and the rhythm section is now made up of Claude Williamson on piano, John Simmons on bass, and drummer Max Roach, who was living at the time on the West Coast and playing at the Lighthouse. Until then, Maynard has always felt restricted by the standard length of blowing time on recordings, even on supposedly unlimited time records. And, like most musicians he was acutely conscious of the reproduction of sound. He suffered from the lack of both. That's why it can be said that Maynard was never really heard as a soloist before he made these recordings in February 1954. (Fresh Sound) 


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Maynard Ferguson: Hollywood Jam Sessions (CD: Fresh Sound)


Bob Enevoldsen: Smorgasbord (CD: Fresh Sound)Bob Enevoldsen: Smorgasbord (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


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Terry Gibbs: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Terry Gibbs albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. “Terry Gibbs”; “Mallets A Plenty”; “Vibes On Velvet” and “A Jazz Band Ball”. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Terry Gibbs: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Terry Gibbs: The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Explosion! (CD: Fresh Sound)Terry Gibbs: The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band + Explosion! (CD: Fresh Sound)
Live recordings from 1961. Big-band jazz gains an extra dimension when it is energized by a brilliant central virtuoso like vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. Superb ensemble playing and consistently high quality blowing by Bill Perkins, Joe Maini, Conte Candoli, Richie Kamuca, Frank Rosolino, and Pat Moran. Excellently recorded in stereo at The Summit club on Sunset Boulevard, bringing the true vibrant sound of the band to life. (Discovery Records) 


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Georgie Auld: Quintet & Septet 1951-1963 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
 


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Georgie Auld: Quintet & Septet 1951-1963 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)


Georgie Auld: And His Hollywood All Stars (CD: Fresh Sound)Georgie Auld: And His Hollywood All Stars (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


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West Coast All-Stars: Original Jazz Compositions (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
 


Price:  £11.99 

West Coast All-Stars: Original Jazz Compositions (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)


Teddy Edwards: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID)Teddy Edwards: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Teddy Edwards, complete with original artwork and liner notes. Teddy Edwards Quartet-"Teddy's Ready"; "Sunset Eyes"; Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee-"Together Again" and Teddy Edwards Quartet-"Good Gravy".

Teddy Edwards began his jazz career in the 1940's moving around constantly and playing with the likes of Ernie Fields and Howard McGhee. By 1944 he arrived in Los Angeles, switched to tenor sax and remained there for most of his career. He became one of the most respected and influential tenor saxophonists of his generation. It was not until 1959 when he formed his own Quartet that he finally came into his own. (AVID Entertainment) 


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Joe Gordon & Scott LaFaro: West Coast Days (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


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Joe Gordon & Scott LaFaro: West Coast Days (CD: Fresh Sound)


Joe Gordon featuring Jimmy Woods: Lookin' Good- Last Sessions (CD: Fresh Sound)Joe Gordon featuring Jimmy Woods: Lookin' Good- Last Sessions (CD: Fresh Sound)
In 1958, after working with many notables on the East Coast, trumpeter Joe Gordon moved to Los Angeles, where he soon became a valued member of the West Coast jazz scene,working as a sideman and joining Shelly Manne for about two years. He also toured the coast with Thelonious Monk.

Gordon had a clean, crisp attack with a bright, brassy sound and a singing quality that made his solos flow easily. His July 1961 album “Looking’ Good!” reflects these considerable virtues and, in addition, introduced the hard-toned, fervid alto sax of Jimmy Woods. The other sides—with Woods’ group from his album “Awakening!”—were recorded in September that year. They were the last he made before his untimely death at the age of 35. (Discovery Records) 


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Bob Gordon Quintet: Complete Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz, 2 CDs)
This outstanding edition contains the complete recorded discography of Gordon’s collaboration with trombone giant Herbie Harper and composer/arranger/tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose. Drawing from 7 legendary sessions and containing over 149 minutes of music this is unarguably the most definitive compilation of Bob Gordon’s outstanding music to date. (Absolute Distribution) 


Price:  £17.99 

Bob Gordon Quintet: Complete Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz, 2 CDs)


Bob Cooper: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID)Bob Cooper: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Bob Cooper, complete with original artwork and liner notes. "Bob Cooper Sextet"; "Shifting Winds"; Bud Shank & Bob Cooper "Flute 'n Oboe" and Bob Cooper-"Coop!-The Music Of Bob Cooper".

Bob Cooper was perhaps one of the more unfairly under-rated and uncelebrated musicians from what was known as the West Coast School of Cool Jazz which came to prominence on the west coast of the U.S.A. in the 1950's. (AVID Entertainment) 


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Chico Hamilton Quintet: The Original Ellington Suite, with Eric Dolphy (CD: Pacific)
 


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Chico Hamilton Quintet: The Original Ellington Suite, with Eric Dolphy (CD: Pacific)


Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Eric Dolphy: Truth (CD: Fresh Sound)Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Eric Dolphy: Truth (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


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Chico Hamilton Quintet: Complete Studio Recordings Featuring Buddy Collette & Jim Hall (CD: Phono)
Archetypal recordings from the west coast scene of the ‘50s – a sublime batch of lightly grooving numbers from Chico Hamilton's famous early Quintet: Buddy Collette(fl,as,ts,cl), Fred Katz (cello), Jim Hall (gtr), Carson Smith (b) and Chico Hamilton(drums). This remastered edition contains all of the studio recordings by the quintet plus a live session taped at The Strollers club in Long Beach, California in August 1955. (Discovery Records) 


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Chico Hamilton Quintet: Complete Studio Recordings Featuring Buddy Collette & Jim Hall (CD: Phono)


Chico Hamilton Quintet: Three Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs) Chico Hamilton Quintet: Three Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
Born in Los Angeles in September 1921 and still going strong and working at 87, Chico Hamilton has three complete classic albums featured on the next addition to the growing AVID Jazz catalogue. `Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette' recorded in 1955 kicks the set off and introduces the world to the unique sound of drums, sax, bass, cello and guitar. `Chico Hamilton Quintet In Hi Fi' repeats the successful formula with the same group, Chico on drums, of course, Collette on sax, Jim Hall, guitar, Fred Katz, cello and Carson Smith on bass. For our third album `Chico Hamilton Quintet' Paul Horn replaces Collette and John Pisano replaces Hall on guitar. Rounding off proceedings we include selections from the album `Chico Hamilton Trio' featuring George Duvivier on bass and Howard Roberts on guitar. All the tracks have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever! (AVID Entertainment) 


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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars: Vol.6 (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars: Vol.6 (CD: Contemporary- US Import)


Lennie Niehaus: Complete Fifties Recordings (CD: Phono, 4 CDs)Lennie Niehaus: Complete Fifties Recordings (CD: Phono, 4 CDs)
Lennie Niehaus was not only one of the strongest altoists on the West Coast but an acclaimed arranger/composer who went on to a successful career in film music. This collection features all the sessions led by Niehaus between 1954 and 1957….a period when he was also working as soloist and arranger for Stan Kenton. After 1957 he wouldn’t record a jazz album under his own name until 1989.

4 CD set includes bonus album by Duane Tatro featuring Niehaus. Detailed booklet with rare photos, original and updated liner notes. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £24.99 


Cal Tjader: Demasiado Caliente + Cal Tjader Goes Latin (CD: Cheescake)
A latin jazz classic from the era of the mambo craze. Vibraphonist Cal Tjader, from St Louis, was a versatile musician but best known for his Latin jazz work, using seasoned Cuban players in his groups. “Demasiado Caliente” was released on the Fantasy label in 1960 –the small combo for this date included conga player Mongo Santamaria. Bonus album on this disc is another Fantasy release from the same period “Cal Tjader Goes Latin”.

Presented in mini LP replica paper sleeve. (Discovery Records) 


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Cal Tjader: Demasiado Caliente + Cal Tjader Goes Latin (CD: Cheescake)


Cal Tjader: Sentimental Moods (CD: Fantasy- US Import)Cal Tjader: Sentimental Moods (CD: Fantasy- US Import)
 


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Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri: El Sonido Nuevo (CD: Verve- US Import)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri: El Sonido Nuevo (CD: Verve- US Import)


John T. Williams: Jazz Beginnings (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)

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John Williams Trio: Complete Master Takes 1954-1955 (CD: Fresh Sound)John Williams Trio: Complete Master Takes 1954-1955 (CD: Fresh Sound)
These trio recordings, made in 1954 and 1955, are the only ones pianist John Williams made as a leader in his entire career. Influenced by Horace Silver, Bud Powell and Hank Jones, Williams is most remembered for his very fine recordings with the Stan Hetz Quintet. However, and despite his talent, today he remains a pianist relatively unknown for many people; but those who had the chance to have him as accompanist and all those who enjoyed his stabbing and leanly imaginative playing as a soloist, surely have not forgotten it. (Fresh Sound Records) 


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Don Fagerquist Octet: Music To Fill A Void (CD: Mode/ VSOP)
 


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Don Fagerquist Octet: Music To Fill A Void (CD: Mode/ VSOP)


Don Fagerquist Octet: Music To Fill A Void (Vinyl LP: Mode/ VSOP)

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Bill Perkins featuring Victor Feldman: Quietly There (CD: Riverside- US Import)Bill Perkins featuring Victor Feldman: Quietly There (CD: Riverside- US Import)
 


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Bill Perkins & Frank Strazzeri: Warm Moods (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


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Bill Perkins & Frank Strazzeri: Warm Moods (CD: Fresh Sound)


Lighthouse All Stars: Eight Brothers (CD: Candid)Lighthouse All Stars: Eight Brothers (CD: Candid)
 


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Richie Kamuca Quartet (CD: Mode/ VSOP)
 


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Richie Kamuca Quartet (CD: Mode/ VSOP)


Richie Kamuca Quartet & Octet: Tenor Ahead (CD: Fresh Sound)Richie Kamuca Quartet & Octet: Tenor Ahead (CD: Fresh Sound)
You rarely heard his name mentioned among the greatest on his instrument, but Richie Kamuca (1930-1977) was a superb tenor saxophonist who deserved better recognition in his lifetime. Although there is an extensive recorded legacy as a sideman, he also left some very distinguished albums as a leader, rarities to treasure, like these two LPs from 1957: Jazz Erotica and Richie Kamuca Quartet. (Discovery Records) 


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Marty Paich Quartet featuring Art Pepper (Vinyl LP: Tampa/ VSOP)
 


Price:  £16.99 

Marty Paich Quartet featuring Art Pepper (Vinyl LP: Tampa/ VSOP)


Frank Rosolino Quartet featuring Sonny Clark: Complete Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)Frank Rosolino Quartet featuring Sonny Clark: Complete Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
 


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Frank Rosolino Quintet: Let's Make It (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
This release contains two of legendary trombonist Frank Rosolino’s finest quintet sessions, from the original LPs : “The Frank Rosolino Quintet” (1957); and “Free For All” (1958).

On the earlier album he is with : Richie Kamuca (ts), Vince Guaraldi (p), Monty Budwig (b), and Stan Levey (d); on the later session, with : Harold Land (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Stan Levey (d). (Discovery Records) 


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Frank Rosolino Quintet: Let's Make It (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)


Frank Rosolino & Carl Fontana: Trombone Heaven, Vancouver, 1978 (CD: Uptown- US Import)Frank Rosolino & Carl Fontana: Trombone Heaven, Vancouver, 1978 (CD: Uptown- US Import)
 


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Frank Rosolino Quintet (Vinyl LP: Mode/ VSOP)
 


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Frank Rosolino Quintet (Vinyl LP: Mode/ VSOP)


Frank Rosolino & Conte Candoli: Conversations- The Complete Quintet Recordings (CD: Gambit, 2 CDs)Frank Rosolino & Conte Candoli: Conversations- The Complete Quintet Recordings (CD: Gambit, 2 CDs)
 


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Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli & Tony Scott: Live In Rome 1973 (CD: JazzLips)
 


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Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli & Tony Scott: Live In Rome 1973 (CD: JazzLips)


Jimmy Rowles Septet: Weather In A Jazz Vane (Vinyl LP: Andex/ VSOP)Jimmy Rowles Septet: Weather In A Jazz Vane (Vinyl LP: Andex/ VSOP)
 


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Stan Levey Quintet (CD: Mode/ VSOP)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Stan Levey Quintet (CD: Mode/ VSOP)

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