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    Dave Brubeck, designated a living legend by the Library of Congress, is one of the most esteemed jazz pianist/composer's in the history of jazz and music in general. With a career spanning over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.


    This comprehensive 18-track, 2LP set from Vinyl Passion collects all of the jazz great's most revered material and interpretations including his jazz standards In Your Own Sweet Way and The Duke as well as a handful of iconic tracks from his 1959 masterpiece Time Out in Take Five, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Three To Get Ready and Kathy's Waltz among many more!

    LP1
    1. Body And Soul
    2. Out of Nowhere
    3. The Song Is You
    4. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
    5. Jeeper's Creepers
    6. A Fine Romance
    7. Stompin' For Mili
    8. The Duke
    9. In Your Own Sweet Way


    LP2
    1. Summer Song
    2. When You Wish Upon a Star
    3. Kathy's Waltz
    4. Three To Get Ready
    5. Take Five
    6. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    7. Somewhere
    8. It's A Raggy Waltz
    9. Unsquare Dance

    Dave Brubeck
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    Legrand Jazz

    Numbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180-Gram Vinyl LP!

    Limited To Only 3000 Numbered Copies!

    Features Performances By John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans & More!

    In 1958, a young, successful French composer-arranger with a major infatuation on American jazz, worked his way to New York and convinced the very best players of the time to record an album of largely jazz standards. Michel Legrand would go on to win numerous prizes and accolades (3 Oscars, 5 Grammies, 2 Palmes D'or, etc.), but little of what followed matched the sheer brilliance of Legrand Jazz.

    Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and practically every other session man in town signed up for sessions with Legrand to record his idiosyncratic arrangements of standards (Django, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Night in Tunisia, etc.). Instead of regurgitating then current bop styles, he reinvented the very nature of orchestral jazz band repertoire to make a unique and forward-looking statement on the genre.

    The sound of Impex's all-analog LP preserves the wide soundstage of late 50's Columbia recordings while creating intimate spaces between players on the stage for maximum definition. This rare, highly-praised recording has never sounded as good as it does now. Go big with Legrand Jazz.

    Legrand Jazz was greeted by an enthusiastic review in the magazine Down Beat. Dom Cerulli awarded it five stars out of a possible five.

    Musicians:
    Michel Legrand, Conductor, Arranger (All Songs)

    For The Jitterbug Waltz, Django, Wild Man Blues & 'Round Midnight - Recorded June 25, 1958:
    Paul Chambers (bass)
    John Coltrane (tenor sax)
    Eddie Costa (vibes)
    Miles Davis (trumpet)
    Kenny Dennis (drums)
    Bill Evans (piano)
    Barry Galbraith (guitar)
    Betty Glamann (harp)
    Herbie Mann (flute)
    Jerome Richardson (baritone sax, bass clarinet)
    Phil Woods (alto sax)

    For Nuages, Blue And Sentimental, Rosetta & Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Recorded June 27, 1958:
    Eddie Bert (trombone)
    Billy Byers (trombone)
    Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
    George Duvivier (bass)
    Major Holly (bass, tuba)
    Hank Jones (piano)
    Don Lamond (drums)
    Herbie Mann (flute)
    Frank Rehak (trombone)
    Ben Webster (tenor sax)

    For Night In Tunisia, Stompin' At The Savoy & In A Mist - Recorded June 30, 1958:
    James Buffington (french horns)
    Donald Byrd (trumpet)
    Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
    Don Elliot (vibes)
    Art Farmer (trumpet)
    Milt Hinton (bass)
    Osie Johnson (drums)
    Teo Macero (baritone sax)
    Nat Pierce (piano)
    Seldon Powell (tenor sax)
    Gene Quill (alto sax)
    Frank Rehak (trombone)
    Ernie Royal (trumpet)
    Joe Wilder (trumpet)
    Phil Woods (alto sax)

    1. The Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)
    2. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
    3. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
    4. Blue and Sentimental (Count Basie)
    5. Stompin' At the Savoy (Benny Goodman)
    6. Django (John Lewis)
    7. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
    8. Rosetta (Earl Hines)
    9. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
    10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
    11. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)
    Michel Legrand
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  • Jazz Party Jazz Party Quick View

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    Jazz Party


    200-Gram LP


    Mastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Tape


    Housed In A Tip-On Gatefold Jacket (From Stoughton Printing) For The First Time!


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Ellington Soars To Unmatched Artistic Heights Alongside Impressive Jazz Stars Including Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Hodges And Jimmy Rushing!


    The tremendously detailed audio effect achieved by Columbia's engineers is brought back to life on this 200-gram LP from Analogue Productions. You want Duke and his men at their best, this is it!


    Duke Ellington called his music American Music rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as beyond category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the 20th century's best known African American personalites. He received 13 Grammy Awards and was honored with the French Legion of Honor in 1973. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board.


    Dizzy's spectacular trumpet blooms here amidst the Ellingtonian aggregate. The sometimes tender, sometimes shouting blues style of Jimmy Rushing provides nice contrast in one of the most varied and satisfying Ellington recordings ever. Originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, Jazz Party In Stereo contains a formidable gallery of jazz stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, and more!


    So what have we done to perfect this brilliant reissue? Mastering by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape, for starters. Naturally we turned to our own Quality Record Pressings for the finest 200-gram, dead-silent background pressing. Top it off with a Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on jacket with beautiful full-size inner pictures and you've got an audiophile's dream. A can't miss for your collection!


    This most unusual Duke Ellington record includes two selections featuring nine symphonic percussionists on timpani, vibes, marimbas, and xylophones. Dizzy Gillespie makes a historic appearance with Ellington's orchestra on 'U.M.M.G.' (a meeting that should have been repeated often but sadly never was), Jimmy Rushing (Count Basie's former vocalist) sings 'Hello Little Girl,' and both Johnny Hodges ('All of Me') and Paul Gonsalves ('Ready Go!') have chances to blow. - AllMusic

    1. Malletoba Spank (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
    2. Red Garter (Toot Suite, Pt. I)
    3. Red Shoes (Toot Suite, Pt. II)
    4. Red Carpet (Toot Suite, Pt. III)
    5. Ready, Go! (Toot Suite, Pt. IV)
    6. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
    7. All of Me
    8. Tymperturbably Blue
    9. Hello Little Girl
    Duke Ellington
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  • Best Of Best Of Quick View

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    Best Of


    Deluxe Vinyl Gatefold Package Includes Bonus Red Colored 7" Vinyl


    Featuring The Platinum Single "Wagon Wheel" Plus Two Previously Unreleased Tracks


    Two-time Grammy Award winners and Grand Ole Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show release Best Of, which features
    12 of the most memorable and beloved songs from O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008) - as well
    as two previously unreleased tracks: "Black Haired Quebecoise" and "Heart Up In The Sky." The album will be made
    available on vinyl, a format on which none of these songs are currently available and many have never been.


    Over the past 15 years, Old Crow Medicine Show has cultivated a diverse fan base that thrives on the band's energetic
    performances. They have earned the respect of both their peers and influences while also influencing the new guard of
    folk rock revivalists. While trends have come and gone, Old Crow Medicine Show continues to be a strong and steady
    force in roots music. The Best Of is a nostalgic walk down memory lane for those who have been with the band since
    the beginning, and a nice overview for those fans who have only discovered the band recently.


    Old Crow Medicine Show got their start by busking on street corners up and down the east coast and Canada, eventually
    catching the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy in Boone, North Carolina. He invited
    them to play Merlefest and helped set the course of their successful career.


    Similarly, just a few years later, Nettwerk discovered the band by crashing a house party in Nashville. The band was signed
    shortly after, and in 2004, Nettwerk released O.C.M.S., which featured the now Platinum-selling anthem "Wagon Wheel," one
    of the most covered recordings in recent history, most famously by Darius Rucker who got the track to #1 on the Hot Country
    Songs chart in 2013.


    Old Crow Medicine Show has won over audiences across the world with their boundless energy and spirit, playing renowned
    festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Newport Folk Festival, and many more. They've also shared
    the stage with such artists as Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Willie Nelson, John Prine and The Avett Brothers and others.
    The Best Of features "Wagon Wheel" along with other live show fan favorites like "Tell It To Me," "Down Home Girl," "CC Rider"
    and "I Hear Them All." The two previously unreleased tracks, "Black Haired Quebecoise" and "Heart Up in the Sky" were
    recorded in 2006 while the band was making Big Iron World.

    1. Wagon Wheel (from O.C.M.S. album)
    2. Tell It To Me (from O.C.M.S. album)
    3. Down Home Girl (from Big Iron World album)
    4. Alabama High-Test (from Tennessee Pusher album)
    5. Big Time In The Jungle (from O.C.M.S. album)
    6. CC Rider (from O.C.M.S. album)
    7. Take 'em Away (from O.C.M.S. album)
    8. Humdinger (from Tennessee Pusher album)
    9. Fall On My Knees (from Down Home Girl EP)
    10. My Good Gal (from Big Iron World album)
    11. I Hear Them All (from Big Iron World album)
    12. Caroline (from Tennessee Pusher album)


    BONUS 7"
    1. Heart Up In The Sky (previously unreleased)
    2. Black Haired QuÉbÉcoise (previously unreleased)

    Old Crow Medicine Show
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 Single - Sealed Buy Now
  • Jazz Reunion (Pure Pleasure) Jazz Reunion (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Jazz Reunion (Pure Pleasure)

    It is strange that two such individual musicians as Pee Wee Russell and Coleman Hawkins were kept apart for some 32 years but it is a fact that not since 1929 had they met in a recording studio. Pee Wee Russell's unique, and sometimes derided approach was praised as ahead of its time, and cited by some as an early example of free jazz. Coleman Hawkins, at the time of this 1961 Jazz Reunion record date dismissed any idea that Russell was now playing modern, claiming that he had always played that way. The greatly imaginative improvisations of Russell when at his best remain an inspiration to jazz clarinetists.



    On this album the whole group move with an elasticity which only comes when exactly the right mood is attained by all the musicians taking part. Pee Wee plays with deep passion throughout and Hawkins was never heard in better blowing form than this. His virile, robust solos are as forceful as anything he recorded in his long distinguished career. Emmett Berry's solos are models of tasteful improvisation. Brookmeyer displays a pretty turn of wit and builds his solos with ingenuity. With excellent arrangements by Nat Pierce and some lovely cymbal work from Jo Jones this really is a beauty.




    Musicians:



    • Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)

    • Pee Wee Russell (clarinet)

    • Emmett Berry (trumpet)

    • Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)

    • Nat Pierce (piano)

    • Milt Hinton (bass)

    • Jo Jones (drums)




    Recording: February 1961 at Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans
    Production: Nat Hentoff




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)

    2. Tin Tin Deo
    3. Mariooch
    4. All Too Soon
    5. 28th And 8th
    6. What Am I Here For
    Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Knud Jorgenson Jazz Trio Knud Jorgenson Jazz Trio Quick View

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    Knud Jorgenson Jazz Trio

    Knud Jorgensen, one of Sweden's best swing pianists, here together with Sture Aringkerberg on bass and Johan Dielemans on drums. Knud offers his own, personal and dynamic interpretations of numerous classics of swing including Satin Doll, Too Late Now, You Look Good To Me and My Heart Stood Still.
    1. Satin Doll
    2. Softly As in the Morning Sunrise
    3. Too Late Now
    4. You Look good to me
    5. It might as well be spring
    6. My heart stood still
    7. Teach Me Tonight
    Knud Jorgenson Jazz Trio
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  • The Best Of Jacintha The Best Of Jacintha Quick View

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    The Best Of Jacintha

    For the first time ever, Groove Note presents a collection of the finest recordings by the incomparable Jacintha. Spanning a decade of musical output, this set is definitive Jacintha. With a timeless voice that resonates across the world she is quickly becoming a modern marvel. Jacintha brings poignancy to any lyric and her smooth and sensuous interpretations are heard here on a fine selection of both ballads and bossa nova tunes. New fans and seasoned devotees alike will be amazed at the clarity of presentation on this compilation. Modern jazz has never sounded quite like Jacintha, and she has never sounded quite like this!

    LP 1


    1. The Look Of Love

    2. Willow Weep For Me

    3. And The Angels Sing

    4. California Dreaming

    5. O Ganso

    6. A Man And A Woman

    7. Something Cool

    8. Mahna Da Carnevale


    LP 2


    1. Autumn Leaves

    2. Once I Loved

    3. Light My Fire

    4. Blvd Of Broken Dreams

    5. Windmills Of Your Mind

    6. Waters Of March

    7. Danny Boy

    Jacintha
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  • At Her Best At Her Best Quick View

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    At Her Best

    Peggy Lee - AT Her Best - 18 Songs on 180 Gram Vinyl
    1. It's A Good Day
    2. Black Coffee
    3. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
    4. Mr. Wonderful
    5. Lover
    6. Golden Earrings
    7. Just One Of Those Things
    8. I've Got You Under My Skin
    9. It's All Over Now
    10. Fever
    11. He's A Tramp
    12. I Don't Know Enough About You
    13. Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)
    14. Don't Smoke In Bed
    15. Why Don't You Do Right
    16. It Ain't Necessarily So
    17. Alright, Okay, You Win
    18. I'm A Woman
    Peggy Lee
    $22.99
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  • Best Of Howlin' Wolf Best Of Howlin' Wolf Quick View

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    Best Of Howlin' Wolf

    Import


    The Best of Howlin' Wolf collects 16 old-school blues tracks

    1. Smokestack Lightnin'
    2. Spoonful
    3. Moanin' At Midnight
    4. Evil
    5. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
    6. Sittin' On Top Of The World
    7. Back Door Man
    8. Howlin' For My Darling
    9. The Red Rooster
    10. I Ain't Superstitious
    11. Shake For Me
    12. How Many More Years?
    13. Forty Four
    14. I've Been Abused
    15. The Natchez Burnin'
    16. Goin' Down Slow
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • The Very Best Of The Very Best Of Quick View

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    The Very Best Of

    Import


    2007 double LP release of the first career retrospective of the Grammy award-winning star's recordings Verve Records. Over the past fourteen years, this platinum-selling artist has released eleven records, including 'The Look of Love', 'When I Look In Your Eyes' and most recent 'From This Moment On', which debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The tracklist features selections from six albums of the multi-platinum vocalist's extensive repertoire. The set also features three previously unreleased versions of songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison and Tom Waits. Universal.

    1. 'S Wonderful
    2. Peel Me A Grape

    3. Pick Yourself Up
    4. Frim Fram Sauce
    5. You Go To My Head
    6. Let's Fall In Love
    7. The Look Of Love
    8. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
    9. I've Got You Under My Skin
    10. All Or Nothing At All
    11. Only the Lonely
    12. Let's Face The Music And Dance

    13. The Heart Of Saturday Night
    14. Little Girl Blue
    15. Fly Me To The Moon
    Diana Krall
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  • Live At The Jazz Mill Live At The Jazz Mill Quick View

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    Live At The Jazz Mill

    Pressed On Red Vinyl


    Unearthed tape from a jazz icon. Thanks to a 21-year-old with a tape machine, we can all experience the majesty of guitar legend Barney Kessel at his 1954 best!


    Even if you don't know Barney Kessel, you know Barney Kessel -- as a first-string member of the group of LA session musicians nicknamed The Wrecking Crew, Kessel's guitar is heard on just about every LA-based hit you'd care to name from the 60s, including songs by the Monkees and The Beach Boys' legendary Smile LP. And that's Kessel's playing on the famous fight music from the Star Trek TV series. He was regarded as the very best of the session guitarists by just about everyone around, and guitarists everywhere site him as an influence.


    But before he played rock and roll, Kessel was a jazz pioneer -- as one of the leading lights of the hard-bop movement, his jazz guitar was legendary, and he was ranked the No. 1 guitarist in Down Beat and Playboy for numerous years. He played with Sonny Rollins and Oscar Peterson (and Chico Marx -- yes, that Chico Marx!) as well as leading his own super-tight group. On albums such as The Poll Winners, Kessel defined the bop style with a jazz power trio, creating a body of work that made him a legend.


    Live At The Jazz Mill is a unique artifact -- recorded on a tape recorder by young jazz fan Jack Miller, this live recording catches Barney Kessel in the middle of his run at the Jazz Mill with a great four-piece band. The collection, gleaned from a couple of nights' best recordings, features Kessel's spirited take on such Songbook classics as Get Happy and Stardust, not to mention the Gershwin great Embraceable You. It's pressed on red vinyl and wrapped in a sleeve which captures the unique vibe of jazz graphics of the 1950s. Get with Barney Kessel, and get with a true pioneer of the jazz form!

    1. Strike Up The Band
    2. How About You
    3. Get Happy
    4. Stardust
    5. Seven Come Eleven
    6. Rose Room
    7. Somebody Loves Me
    8. Embraceable You
    Barney Kessel
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  • Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus Quick View

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    Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus


    Special Vinyl Reissue


    Impressions of Black Orpheus is the legendary album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, originally released in 1962. The album contains both original
    compositions and covers of songs from the 1959 film Black Orpheus. It spawned the hit single Cast Your Fate to the Wind, which won the 1963 Grammy
    Award for Best Original Jazz Composition.


    This unique and memorable album has been newly released on vinyl, and is essential for all jazz and vinyl collectors, as well as fans of the famed 1959
    Brazilian film.

    1. Samba De Orpheus
    2. Manhã De Carnaval
    3. O Nosso Amor
    4. Felicidade
    5. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
    6. Moon River
    7. Alma-Ville
    8. Since I Fell For You
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Pre-Order) 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    20 Jazz Funk Greats (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Limited Edition Green Colored Vinyl


    Mute are delighted to announce a limited edition green LP reissue
    of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial
    music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.


    The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis
    P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something
    "nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band -
    white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers
    on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy
    Head, a notorious suicide spot.


    20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and
    disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs
    like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith"
    and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged
    punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into
    thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.


    Pitchfork wrote that "20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking
    up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously
    frisky. Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz, the band
    also takes touristic zig zags through exotica, rock and disco",
    ultimately describing it as a "kitsch detour toward mutant disco".
    Uncut Magazine wrote that "musically, it turned away from the
    precipice; not exactly jazz and funk, but sublimating TG's noise
    elements within electronic rhythms and proto-exotica." Dusted
    Magazine described the album as "a deliberate attempt to toy
    with the ideas behind marketing strategy and the purpose of
    musical genres."


    Pitchfork ranked 20 Jazz Funk Greats at number 91 in its list of
    the 100 greatest albums of the 1970s. UK magazine Fact named
    it the best album of the 1970s, writing that "This album is a
    rupture. It's an open crack into the unpronounceable dimensions
    into which tumble important streams of 20th century pop, art
    and underground culture, to seethe around each other, mingling,
    festering, sprouting new and unpredictable forms which in turn
    would ooze out to infest vast sections of what comes after."

    1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
    2. Beachy Head
    3. Still Walking
    4. Tanith
    5. Convincing People
    6. Exotica
    7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
    8. Persuasion
    9. Walkabout
    10. What A Day
    11. Six Six Sixties
    Throbbing Gristle
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  • The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure)

    The very first edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was unfortunately short-lived, and as excellent as they were collectively, it was the beginning of a trend for the members of this group to come and go. Unbeknown to Blakey at the time, he would become a champion for bringing talent from the high minor leagues to full-blown jazz-star status, starting with this band featuring Detroit trumpeter Donald Byrd, East coast tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Horace Silver, a jazz legend ever after. It's evident that although there is much cohesion in the group, Byrd's star was on the rise the fastest, and he would leave in a short period, replaced briefly by Clifford Brown, then Kenny Dorham. What is most remarkable in this first recording for the band is how several of these selections have become classic hard bop vehicles, revered and replayed by thousands of bands over time worldwide. Nica's Dream is the best known of them all, typical of the calypso beats Blakey favored at the time, with a singsong, hummable melody led by Byrd that is pure soul personified, and drenched in unrequited blues.


    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd (trumpet)

    • Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)

    • Horace Silver (piano)

    • Doug Watkins (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)




    Recording: April and May 1956 by Tony Janick at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

    Production: George Avakiandeutsch




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side A
    1. Infra-Rae

    2. Nica's Dream

    3. It's You or No One


    Side B
    4. Ecaroh

    5. Carol's Interlude

    6. The End of a Love Affair

    7. Hank's Symphony



    Side C
    8. Weird-O*
    9. Ill Wind*
    10. Late Show*


    Side D
    11. Deciphering The Message*
    12. Carol's Interlude


    *Bonus tracks not on original LP.

    Art Blakey
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    Boom Boom: At His Best

    The Best of John Lee Hooker


    On 180 Gram Vinyl

    LP1
    1. Boogie Chillun
    2. Sally Mae
    3. Hoogie Boogie
    4. Hobo Blues
    5. Crawlin' King Snake
    6. Huckle Up Baby
    7. Mad Man Blues
    8. Ground Hog Blues
    9. Louise
    10. I'm In The Mood
    11. Walkin' The Boogie
    12. Sugar Mama
    13. Leave My Wife Alone
    14. High Priced Woman
    15. Please Don't Go
    16. It's My Own Fault
    17. Unfriendly Woman
    18. Baby Lee


    LP2
    1. Dimples
    2. Trouble Blues
    3. I'm So Excited
    4. Crawlin' Black Spider
    5. I Love You Honey
    6. Maudie
    7. Whiskey And Wimmen
    8. No Shoes
    9. Tupelo
    10. Boom Boom
    11. Blues Before Sunrise
    12. Let's Make It
    13. Want Ad Blues
    14. I'm Mad Again
    15. Onions
    16. Send Me Your Pillow
    17. This Is Hip
    18. It Serves Me Right To Suffer

    John Lee Hooker
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    The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus

    Originally released as two 10 records called Jazzical Moods, this is one of Mingus' best records from the 1950s. These 1954 sessions include the work of John LaPorta, Teo Macero, Thad Jones, Jackson Wiley and Clem De Rosa, creating a cool jazz sound that soars over 6 tracks, including a great rendition of Stormy Weather.
    1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    2. Minor Intrusion
    3. Stormy Weather Side
    4. Four Hands
    5. Thrice Upon A Theme
    6. The Spur Of The Moment
    Charles Mingus
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    Jazz At The College Of The Pacific

    One of the many stellar sessions from the Dave Brubeck Quartet, famed jazz scribe Nat Hentoff wrote in DownBeat Magazine of Jazz At The College Of
    The Pacific that it ranks with the Oberlin and Storyville sets as the best of Brubeck on record." Featuring a lineup of drummer Joe Dodge, bassist Ron
    Crotty, and longtime Brubeck collaborator, altoist Paul Desmond, this set delivers the goods in a way that only a Brubeck combo can. Providing timeless
    interplay on six standards, Brubeck and Desmond trade solos that are absolutely brimming with creativity. A true classic in the Brubeck catalog, Jazz At
    The College Of The Pacific is essential listening for all fans of Brubeck, Desmond, and classic jazz.


    This timeless jazz recording has now been newly reissued on VINYL.

    1. All The Things You Are
    2. Laura
    3. Lullaby In Rhythm
    4. I'll Never Smile Again
    5. I Remember You
    6. For All We Know
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
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    After hitting Paris in 1950, saxophonist Bobby Jaspar enthralled jazz fans and jazzmen alike with his smooth, elegant playing, with the lyricism of his tranquil phrases heavily influenced by Stan Getz in particular. So when Jaspar began regularly performing with a small ensemble at the Club St-Germain five years later, he adopted the same instrumentation as that of his idol's illustrious quintet, with Sacha Distel on guitar and RenÉ Urtreger on piano in the roles of Jimmy Raney and Al Haig, respectively.
    Contrary to what its title might suggest, Modern Jazz au Club St-Germain was actually recorded in the studio. It features compositions by Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis along with a handful of standards, in which the angular aridity of bebop gives way to the generous and yet sensitive idiom of cool jazz.



    Jaspar's premature death in 1963 robbed the jazz world of a promising talent; this record is among his best efforts as a leader. Bobby Jaspar is in top form here!!!



    Recording: December 1955 at the PathÉ Magellan studio, Paris



    Musicians:



    • Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute)

    • Sacha Distel (guitar)

    • RenÉ Urtreger (piano)

    • Benoit Quersin (bass)

    • Jean-Louis Viale (drums)

    1. Bag's Groove
    2. Memory Of Dick
    3. Miles Tone
    4. Minor Drops
    5. I Remember April
    6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
    7. I Can't Get Started (With You)
    8. A Night In Tunisia
    Bobby Jaspar
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    The Very Best Of Diana Krall

    The Very Best of Diana Krall collects an assortment of hits from the vocalist/pianist from 1996-2006. Krall covers classic tracks from America's songbook both intimately with a three piece band and on a large scale with a full orchestra. Standouts include Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "The Look of Love" written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. This 2LP set is 180-gram vinyl.
    1. 'S Wonderful
    2. Peel Me A Grape
    3. Pick Yourself Up
    4. Frim Fram Sauce
    5. You Go To My Head
    6. Let's Fall In Love
    7. The Look Of Love
    8. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
    9. I've Got You Under My Skin
    10. All Or Nothing At All
    11. Only The Lonely
    12. Let's Face The Music And Dance
    13. The Heart Of Saturday Night
    14. Little Girl Blue
    15. Fly Me To The Moon
    Diana Krall
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    Sing The Best Of Irving Berlin

    Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks - Original Recordings Remastered
    1. Alexander's Ragtime Band
    2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
    3. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
    4. All Of My Life
    5. Cheek To Cheek
    6. You're Just In Love
    7. Remember
    8. Always
    9. Easter Parade
    10. The Girl That I Marry
    11. Now It Can Be Told
    12. Passing Strangers (Bonus Track, NYC April 26, 1957)
    13. The Door Is Open (Bonus Track, NYC April 26, 1957)
    14. I Love You (Bonus Track, NYC December 22, 1949)
    15. You're All I Need (Bonus Track, NYC December 22, 1949)
    16. Dedicated To You (Bonus Track, NYC December 22, 1949)
    Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstein
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    The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus (Awaiting Repress)

    Originally released as two 10 records called Jazzical Moods, this is one of Mingus' best records from the 1950s. These 1954 sessions include the work of John LaPorta, Teo Macero, Thad Jones, Jackson Wiley and Clem De Rosa, creating a cool jazz sound that soars over 6 tracks, including a great rendition of Stormy Weather.
    1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    2. Minor Intrusion
    3. Stormy Weather
    4. Four Hands
    5. Thrice Upon A Theme
    6. The Spur Of The Moment
    Charles Mingus
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    Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    This is a wonderful live album. Recorded toward the end of Ella's career, by concert's end it is apparent that she has about lost her voice, but not the audience's adoration. The album showcases her in various settings: with the (obviously) reconstituted Chick Webb Orchestra, with Ellis Larkins, with Joe Pass and with Tommy Flanagan (of course); the album also has some nods to the Webb Orchestra, noteworthy for late-career blowing by 'Lockjaw' Davis. Highlights: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Good Morning Heartache (an intended and most worthy tribute to Lady Day), Miss Otis Regrets, the first encore of Some of these Days, and intended set-ender of Ella doing what she does best, scatting through Lemon Drop.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Chick Webb Orchestra




    Recording: July 1973 at Carnegie Hall, New York



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. I've Gotta Be Me
    2. Good Morning Heartache
    3. Miss Otis Regrets
    4. Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me/These Foolish Things
    5. Any Old Blues
    6. A-Tisket A-Tasket
    7. Indian Summer
    8. Smooth Sailing
    9. You Turned The Tables On Me
    10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    11. I've Got A Crush On You
    12. Medley: I Can't Get Started/The Young Man With The Horn/'Round Midnight
    13. Star Dust
    14. C Jam Blues
    15. Medley: Taking A Chance On Love/I'm In The Mood For Love
    16. Lemon Drop
    17. Some Of These Days
    18. People
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No. 3 - Stephane Grappelli Ensemble NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No. 3 - Stephane Grappelli Ensemble Quick View

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    NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No. 3 - Stephane Grappelli Ensemble

    Mono


    On the 17th of May 1957 StÉphane Grappelli came to Hamburg for a recording session with a quartet in Studio 1 of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk radio broadcaster. From today's perspective the trip was a rare event for the then 49-year-old jazz musician, because from the end of the 1940s until the mid-1960s he was rarely to be found in a recording studio anywhere, even though he was already one of the world's best jazz violinists. His studio absence is particularly puzzling given that up to his death on the 1st of December 1997 he was probably one of the most recorded violinists in the history of music of the 20th century. But from this roughly 15-year period there is actually just a handful of released recordings by and with StÉphane Grappelli.


    For the jazz violinist the years before making his trip to Hamburg in 1957 were a time of upheaval and change which left a "gap" in Grappelli's CV and discography. There are several reasons for this. One of them lies in the technical developments of the time. Music became louder. Electric guitars, improved microphones and the voluminous sound, in particular of the brass section, also led to a broadening of the dynamic spectrum in jazz. With its delicate acoustics it was difficult for a violin to assert itself against the other instruments without amplification. Before coming to Hamburg, Grappelli had already started experimenting with various pick-up systems. But he was generally dissatisfied with the results because the electrification of his instrument had an excessively alienating effect on the unique timbre of the violin and the ambience was lost. This is why he often preferred a chamber music setting in the recording studio, as this gave him the best acoustic results with just a simple microphone.


    Another reason was of a personal nature. On the 16th of May 1953 the Manouche guitarist "Django" Reinhardt died. The death of his long-time friend and musical companion had deeply wounded StÉphane Grappelli. He rarely spoke about this loss. When he did, then he spoke about the years between 1934 and 1939, when they both fronted the now legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France. It was the countless recordings with this band that earned Grappelli and Reinhardt their reputation as "legends" of early European jazz. Here and in the USA: with the then so popular Hot Jazz which the pair mixed from the very beginning of their percussionless band with the Musette waltzes typical of French dance music and the music of the Manouches, the French Gypsies.


    When the Second World War broke out on the 1st of September 1939, the Quintette du Hot Club de France was on tour in England. While one, Reinhardt, returned to his homeland of France, the other, Grappelli, remained in London. In his English exile the violinist became acquainted with George Shearing. An encounter with consequences. Because Grappelli - who had taught himself to play the violin as a youth before going to study classical violin at the venerable Conservatoire de Paris, after which, like many musicians of the time, he earned his livelihood playing with dance orchestras in the French capital - was always interested in being part of new musical developments. With the blind pianist who was more than ten years younger and his concept of block chords, Grappelli was given the opportunity to learn what was for him an unknown harmonic language in jazz.


    But above all, up to the late 1950s Grappelli was still working on perfecting his instrumental skills. While his solo choruses on the violin with the Quintette du Hot Club de France mainly involved intensifying ornamentations, tension-escalating vibrati, glissandi and tremoli, short fill-ups and improvised melodic phrases, in the years after the end of the war he expanded the range of forms of expression on his instrument. He was inspired, for example, by the "Bel Canto" playing of the classical violin virtuosos, taught himself different type of bow strokes, and learned an unusual grip technique for the violin in order to be able to fly over the strings with the minimum of pressure. But above all he emotionalised his sound using a technique with which he preceded the played notes with a glissando from below.


    StÉphane Grappelli's visit to Studio 1 at the Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg in 1957 was then indeed a stroke of luck. Because on this day he had for the first time the complete repertoire of forms of expression on the violin which made him the style-forming jazz musician who earned the admiration even of instrumentalists in other genres such as the great classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin. At the same time, his tone and phrasing still had the vitality and virility of his younger years with the Quintette du Hot de France in the 1930s. And even more: In 1957 he was able to build a bridge with his violin between the swinging grandezza of the US jazz musicians and the great tradition of European music.


    A major factor in making the recording session in Studio 1 of the NDR a field of experimentation for Grappelli was his rhythm group. This included his twenty-years-younger compatriot, the pianist Maurice Vander, and the two Germans Hans Last on the contra bass (yes, you've read it correctly: years later "Hans" was to become "James" Last) and Rolf Ahrens on percussion. With delicate harmony and colourful melody the three musicians cleared the ground for their leader to experiment with his violin: with his soft and broad legato bowing technique, for example, which allowed him to achieve such naturally swinging phrasing, particularly in the ballads and mid-tempo numbers, as the great US saxophonists at the time, with his sharp pizzicato which gave his solo choruses a dynamically differentiated energy level, or with his sensational flageolet tones in preparation for the climaxes of his improvisations.


    Even though at first glance the repertoire recorded in Hamburg with its mixture of songs from the "Great American Songbook" ("St. Louis Blues" for example, or "Lady Be Good" and "The Lady Is A Tramp") and pieces, for example, by Django Reinhardt (in particular "Manoir De Mes Rêves" and "Nuages") appeared to offer little spectacular, in its natural and self-evident way this studio session was an illustration of what was to be Grappelli's life-long guiding principle: "Jazz is all about feeling: It is a matter of the heart", as he once summarised it in simple words "It is only when you have the feeling that the music happens as if by itself."

    LP1
    1. Autumn In New York
    2. Jeepers Creepers
    3. These Foolish Things
    4. She's Funny That Way
    5. Nuages/Swing
    6. It Might As Well Be Spring
    7. Hambourg Souvenir
    8. Vours qui passez sans me voir
    9. Lady Be Good
    10. A Flower Is A Love-Some Thing


    LP2
    1. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
    2. Manoir de mes reves
    3. How About You?
    4. The Lady Is A Tramp
    5. St. Louis Blues
    6. A Girl In Calico
    7. I'll Remember April
    8. Blue Moon
    9. How High The Moon
    10. Pennies From Heaven

    Stephane Grappelli
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    Black Night Is Falling finds John Lee Hooker in fine voice and backed by a driving band composed of John Garcia on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry Wild Man Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of Hooker at his best. Highlights include impressive romps through Hooker's signature tunes, Boom Boom, which simply blazes with raw energy here, and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, which is delivered as a wonderfully paced barroom cautionary tale. This is what the live Hooker sounded like with a sympathetic band behind him, a band that luckily wasn't afraid to push him a little. After the first song, Hooker says "I want to tell you one thing. This is the best blues club in town", and from it's opening in 1975, and for more than a decade later, The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club brought the best blues, jazz, Cajun, and salsa players from around the world to Montreal.
    1. Chicken And Gravy
    2. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
    3. Boom Boom
    4. Black Night Is Falling
    5. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    6. One Room Country Shack
    John Lee Hooker
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