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Lem Winchester: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Lem Winchester: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Lem Winchester albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "A Tribute to Clifford Brown"; "Winchester Special."; "Lem's Beat" and "Another Opus". Featuring Ramsey Lewis, Benny Golson, Frank Wess & Oliver Nelson. 


Price:  £8.99 


Cecil Payne: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz presents three classic Cecil Payne albums plus, including original liner notes on of a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Patterns of Jazz", "Performing Charlie Parker Music", "The Connection (New Original Score)" plus "Randy Weston plus Cecil Payne... with these hands". 


Price:  £8.99 

Cecil Payne: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Cecil Payne & Duke Jordan: Brooklyn Brothers (CD: Xanadu)Cecil Payne & Duke Jordan: Brooklyn Brothers (CD: Xanadu)
 


Price:  £12.99 


Art Taylor: A.T.'s Delight (Vinyl LP: Blue Note/ Heavenly Sweetness)
Although Art Taylor was one of the busiest modern jazz drummers around, working in the studio with Coleman Hawkins, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane and many others, he only released five albums under his own name, of which ‘A.T.'s Delight’ was the third. And a delight it is indeed, bright and percussive, and featuring a fantastic group made up of Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax and Dave Burns on trumpet, conga player Carlos "Patato" Valdes, pianist Wynton Kelly and bassist Paul Chambers.

Paris based label Heavenly Sweetness are proud to present this collection of rare gems from the Blue Note / United Artists vault. All the LPs are high quality reissues: Quality sound taken directly from the original master tapes, 180g vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £20.99 

Art Taylor: A.T.'s Delight (Vinyl LP: Blue Note/ Heavenly Sweetness)


Gil Melle Quartet: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1956-1957 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)Gil Melle Quartet: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1956-1957 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £19.99 


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) 


Price:  £8.99 

Bobby Jaspar: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Curtis Fuller: The Opener (CD: Blue Note RVG)Curtis Fuller: The Opener (CD: Blue Note RVG)
When Curtis Fuller visited New York in early 1957 with Yusef Lateef’s Detroit-based group, he decided to stay. His incredible technique and vivid, fiery playing soon came to Blue Note’s attention. A flurry of sessions that summer resulted in Fuller being the only trombone soloist to record with Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, and John Coltrane, and his debut album as a leader. The Opener was recorded on June 16, 1957 with some of Blue Note’s finest: Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor. This Rudy Van Gelder remaster uses the original stereo tapes rather than the mono LP master. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 


Curtis Fuller: I Will Tell Her (CD: Capri, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £16.99 

Curtis Fuller: I Will Tell Her (CD: Capri, 2 CDs)


Sahib Shihab: Complete Sextets Sessions 1956-1957 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)Sahib Shihab: Complete Sextets Sessions 1956-1957 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
This 2-CD set features veteran bop era saxophonist Sahib Shihab (aka Edmund Gregory) recorded in New York City, 1956 and Hackensack, New Jersey, 1956-1957 - featuring a truly all-star line-up: Eddie Bert (tb), Sahib Shihab (as, bars), Phil Woods (as), Benny Golson (ts), Bobby Jaspar (ts, fl), Hank Jones, Bill Evans (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Paul Chambers, Oscar Pettiford (b), Kenny Clarke, Elvin Jones(d).

After playing alto saxophone with Luther Henderson and Fletcher Henderson’s bands, he tuned into the new music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Despite his association with stars such as Roy Eldridge, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Tadd Dameron, Lucky Thompson, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, he remains greatly underrated.

While with Gillespie in 1951 he started to play baritone sax and since then alternated in both instruments, although the big horn became his main voice. In 1956 and 1957, before he went to Europe, he made—along with several outstanding sidemen—some great sextet recordings on baritone, as a leader, mostly for Savoy Records, except one early alto session for Epic Records. Here, for the first time on CD, are all these sextet sides plus two swinging dates he recorded with Mort Herbert’s group, also for Savoy. This collection surely will put him in the place he deserves in the jazz field. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £19.99 


J. R. Monterose (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Tenor saxophonist J. R. Monterose was a big-toned, hard-swinging hard-bopper whose elusive career gained him legendary status. His one Blue Note album, recorded on October 21, 1956, is a steaming affair with Ira Sullivan (on trumpet exclusively), Horace Silver, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 

J. R. Monterose (CD: Blue Note RVG)


J. R. Monterose: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Gambit, 2 CDs)J. R. Monterose: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Gambit, 2 CDs)
This 2CD Gambit edition includes the complete original albums : “The Message” (1959), “In Action” (1964), “J.R. Monterose” 1956) and as a bonus, all the Monterose tracks from the George Wallington album “The Prestidigitator” (1957).

Personnel : J.R. Monterose, tenor sax on all tracks, plus musicians including : Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Garrison, Pete La Roca, Ira Sullivan, Horace Silver, Philly Jo Jones, Wilber Ware, Teddy Kotick, etc. This set collates all the studio recordings made by ‘J.R.’ in quartet and quintet format under his own name, during the 1950’s and 60s. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Louis Smith: Here Comes Louis Smith (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Memphis-born, Atlanta-based trumpeter Louis Smith was the discovery of Tom Wilson who originally produced this album for his own Transition label but ultimately sold the master to Blue Note, who immediately signed Smith which eventually led to his joining Horace Silver’s quintet. The only example of him with Silver is the recently released Horace Silver - Live at Newport ’58 (Blue Note). On his debut here, he is teamed with Cannonball Adderley (billed on the original album as Buckshot LaFunke) and a first-class New York rhythm section. Smith’s playing is as clean and inventive as that of his influences Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown. Had he not returned to music education, he would have been a major jazz star in an era of giants. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 

Louis Smith: Here Comes Louis Smith (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Louis Smith: Here Comes Louis Smith (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Louis Smith: Here Comes Louis Smith (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)
Trumpeter Louis Smith made only two records for Blue Note. This one includes a rare uncredited appearance by Cannonball Adderley, working here under the nom de plume of "Buckshot La Funke”. Smith sparkles throughout with a mix of soul and modernism. 180g vinyl limited edition Blue Note LP reissue with original artwork. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £21.99 


Tommy Turrentine (CD: Stereo Time)
 


Price:  £13.99 

Tommy Turrentine (CD: Stereo Time)


Oscar Pettiford: Complete Big Band Studio Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)Oscar Pettiford: Complete Big Band Studio Recordings (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
 


Price:  £11.99 


Jimmy Woods Sextet: Conflict (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 

Jimmy Woods Sextet: Conflict (CD: Contemporary- US Import)


Dizzy Reece: The Complete Recordings 1954-62 (CD: Acrobat, 5 CDs)Dizzy Reece: The Complete Recordings 1954-62 (CD: Acrobat, 5 CDs)
A comprehensive, and long overdue, anthology of the work of one of the most mercurial and enigmatic figures on the British post-war modern jazz scene. Jamaican trumpet player Dizzy Reece was that rare beast in the 1950s – a British-based jazz musician admired by his American peers. In 1959 he quit London and moved to New York.

Recordings from both sides of the Atlantic include a whole phalanx of modern jazz talent – notably Hank Mobley, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Donald Byrd, Wynton Kelly, Art Taylor and Phil Seamen. This five CD set covers every recording Reece made under his own name during this period together with performances made in collaboration with Victor Feldman and as a member of the New Jazz Group. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Dizzy Reece: Progress Report (CD: Jasmine)
Following on from JASMINE CD "A New Star", this "Progress Report" follows the development of West Indian born trumpeter Dizzy Reece. These TEMPO sessions are from late 1956 to the Autumn of 1958 and show how the Modern Jazz styling of Reece had progressed. The last four titles were specially composed by Reece for the 1958 film "Nowhere To Go" and feature Tubby Hayes on sax. 15 tracks running for a generous 72 minutes. (Jasmine Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Dizzy Reece: Progress Report (CD: Jasmine)


James Moody: Cookin' The Blues + Another Bag (CD: Fresh Sound)James Moody: Cookin' The Blues + Another Bag (CD: Fresh Sound)
James Moody’s full-bodied sound on tenor was always original and hard swinging, but as he demonstrated leading these fine small bands, he felt equally at home playing alto sax or flute.

“Cookin’ the Blues”, the first album here, features his septet recorded live at the Jazz Workshop in June 1961, during his tour on the West Coast. Moody, wonderfully relaxed and in good form, fronts a band (with trumpeter Howard McGhee in his come back to the coast) offering inspired performances and more musical content than groups with a bigger name. Eddie Jefferson was also was one of the moving forces behind the whole show, with his humorous, and happily frantic singing.

All seven songs in “Another Bag”—the second album of this compilation—are excellent originals. Tom McIntosh, arranger on the date, contributed five, with his craftsmanship throughout distinguished by skillful voicings, interesting harmonic structures and beautiful melodies, somewhat reminiscent of the writing of Tadd Dameron and Gigi Gryce. Besides a forceful and driving Moody, the group features the consistently effective Paul Serrano on trumpet and the excellent solo and comping of pianist Kenny Barron. (Fresh Sound Records) 


Price:  £12.99 


Roy Haynes/ Phineas Newborn/ Paul Chambers: We Three (CD: New Jazz RVG)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Roy Haynes/ Phineas Newborn/ Paul Chambers: We Three (CD: New Jazz RVG)


Roy Haynes Quartet: Out Of The Afternoon (CD: Impulse- US Import)Roy Haynes Quartet: Out Of The Afternoon (CD: Impulse- US Import)
 


Price:  £16.99 


Paul Quinichette: On The Sunny Side (CD: Prestige- US Import)
Yet another example of the informal creativity of the Prestige jam session format, in this case bringing together the Lester Young'd tenor stylings of "Vice-President" Paul Quinichette with two Bird-like alto men, John Jenkins and Sonny Red, and the J.J. Johnson-inspired trombone of Curtis Fuller.

Jenkins (from Chicago) and Red and Fuller (from Detroit) were newly arrived in New York in 1957, the year this session was taped. The fresh combination helped revitalize Quinichette, whose career was flagging at the time. Pianist Mal Waldron supplied three originals on which everyone plays and the number from which the album derives its title--Jimmy McHugh's "On the Sunny Side of the Street"--is mellowed out by Quinichette and Jenkins as the only horns. Jenkins is not currently active and Quinichette and Sonny Red are dead. On this jam their music is very much alive. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 

Paul Quinichette: On The Sunny Side (CD: Prestige- US Import)


Paul Quinichette: The Kid From Denver- Complete Dawn Sessions (CD: Dawn)Paul Quinichette: The Kid From Denver- Complete Dawn Sessions (CD: Dawn)
 


Price:  £11.99 


Paul Quinichette All Stars: Basie Reunion (CD: Jazz Track)
This release on the Jazz Track label combines two outstanding albums under the leadership of tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, which both pay homage to Count Basie. “Basie Reunion” (1958) and “For Basie” (1957). Both albums feature well-known members or ex-members of the Basie band, including : Buck Clayton, Walter Page, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Jack Washington and Nat Pierce (‘playing Basie’). The music chosen consisted of Basie classics from the band’s golden days with Lester Young.

Quinichette - a musician heavily influenced by ‘Pres’ (and nick-named ‘Vice-Pres’) - plays here mostly ‘a la Young’ on these two albums which fully capture the soul and swing of the Basie style. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £10.99 

Paul Quinichette All Stars: Basie Reunion (CD: Jazz Track)


Frank Wess: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Frank Wess: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz presents four classic Frank Wess albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Opus In Swing"; "Wheelin’& Dealin’; "After Hours" and "Southern Comfort". 


Price:  £8.99 


John Graas: Jazz Studio 1/2 (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
 


Price:  £11.99 

John Graas: Jazz Studio 1/2 (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)


Don Elliot: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Don Elliot: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by multi-instrumentalist, Don Elliott, complete with original artwork and liner notes. "Don Elliott Quintet"; "Mellophone"; Don Elliott & Rusty Dedrick-"Counterpoint For Six Valves" and "At The Modern Jazz Room".

Sometimes known as the "human instrument," Don Elliott was a musician of many parts. He started the life of a musician playing trumpet but went on to play vibraphone, mellophone, trombone, flugelhorn as well as singing. He made over 60 albums during his long career which also included writing and performing over 5000 advertising jingles, pioneering the art of multi-tracking, owning his own studios in New York and Weston, Connecticut. He was also involved in film and theatre scores. On our four selections Don can be heard with the likes of Rusty Dedrick, Hal McKusick, Milt Hinton, Mundell Lowe, Dick Hyman and Jimmy Campbell. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 


Duke Pearson Quintet: Hush! (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
This release contains Duke Pearson’s complete “Hush!” session (1962), including one track and three alternate takes that weren’t issued on the original album. This edition also includes both of Pearson’s compositions from a 1963 date as bonus tracks. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Duke Pearson Quintet: Hush! (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)


Duke Pearson Quinet: Hush (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Duke Pearson Quinet: Hush (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition high-definition 180g vinyl LP. 


Price:  £18.99 


Duke Pearson: The Phantom (Vinyl LP: Blue Note/ Heavenly Sweetness)
Pianist Duke Pearson recorded in 1968 with an extended group of musicians: Jerry Dodgion on flute, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Sam Brown and Al Gafa on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Carlos "Potato" Valdes Valdez on percussion. The energy of this record results from the clarity emerging strangely through complex arrangements and harmonies. This album illustrates more than any other not only Duke's incisive playing but also his unique musical vision.

Paris based label Heavenly Sweetness are proud to present this collection of rare gems from the Blue Note / United Artists vault. All the LPs are high quality reissues: Quality sound taken directly from the original master tapes, 180g vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £20.99 

Duke Pearson: The Phantom (Vinyl LP: Blue Note/ Heavenly Sweetness)


Duke Pearson Nonet: Honeybuns (CD: Collectables- US Import)Duke Pearson Nonet: Honeybuns (CD: Collectables- US Import)
 


Price:  £13.99 


Kenny Drew: The Complete Jerome Kern/Rodgers & Hart Songbooks (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)
This release compiles Kenny Drew’s complete 1957 duo & trio albums performing the songbooks of legendary composers Jerome Kern and Rodgers & Hart : “I Love Jerome Kern” and “Jazz Impressions of Pal Joey”. The former LP has never previously been released on CD. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Kenny Drew: The Complete Jerome Kern/Rodgers & Hart Songbooks (CD: Lone Hill Jazz)


Kenny Drew: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Kenny Drew: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic (and hard to find or expensive) Kenny Drew albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

"Introducing Kenny Drew"; "This Is New"; Talkin’ & Walkin’" and "Jazz Impressions of Rodgers & Hart - Pal Joey"

Perhaps unfairly overlooked in a crowded field of great jazz pianists around during his time from Monk, Bud Powell, Horace Silver to Wynton Kelly, Kenny Drew finally got to record this his first album in 1953. Having established himself at last through playing with the likes of Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz and Lester Young he and his fine quartet were finally on their way and touring through 1952 and 1953. Here he is joined on "Introducing Kenny Drew" by Curly Russell on bass and the inimitable powerhouse Art Blakey on drums. For "This Is New" recorded through March and April 1957, Kenny’s reputation was now reflected in the band members he was attracting. Here we find him in the company of Donald Byrd on trumpet , Hank Mobley on tenor, Wilbur Ware on bass and G.T.Hogan on drums. This is current jazz, played by young musicians with considerable experience in the post or hard bop school coming up via the influence of Bird, Dizzy and Monk. "Talkin’& Walkin’" features the Kenny Drew Quartet from 1955 with Joe Maini on alto and tenor, Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums. The message here is one of simplicity……………keep it relaxed and natural, honest and unselfconscious. Finally "Jazz Impressions of Rodgers & Hart’s Pal Joey" a trio recording from New York in 1957 with Wilbur Ware on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Here Drew takes five selections from the original Broadway show and adds three more Rodgers & Hart classics from the movie version to create "extremely meaty and rewarding material to work with". All four albums are plus have been digitally re-mastered. Some are also currently hard to find or expensive, so Avid are pleased to be able to make them available once again. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 


Kenny Drew: I Love Jerome Kern + Jazz Impressions of Pal Joey (CD: Phono)
 


Price:  £11.99 

Kenny Drew: I Love Jerome Kern + Jazz Impressions of Pal Joey (CD: Phono)


Kenny Drew: Undercurrent (CD: Blue Note RVG)Kenny Drew: Undercurrent (CD: Blue Note RVG)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Kenny Drew: Home Is Where The Soul Is (CD: Xanadu)
This was piano virtuoso Kenny Drew’s first record in the USA in 20 years after moving to Europe during the 1960’s. Leroy Vinnegar (bass) and Frank Butler (from) complete the powerhouse trio, recorded in 1978. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £12.99 

Kenny Drew: Home Is Where The Soul Is (CD: Xanadu)


Walter Davis Jr: Davis Cup (CD: Blue Note RVG)Walter Davis Jr: Davis Cup (CD: Blue Note RVG)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Johnny Coles: The Warm Sound (CD: Phono)
 


Price:  £11.99 

Johnny Coles: The Warm Sound (CD: Phono)


Slide Hampton: Two Sides Of Slide (CD: Fresh Sound)Slide Hampton: Two Sides Of Slide (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


Price:  £12.99 

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