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  • Byrd At The Gate Byrd At The Gate Quick View

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    Byrd At The Gate

    To a great many people, the name of Charlie Byrd and the updated samba beat known as bossa nova will always be intertwined. The guitarist did play a most important role in the introduction into this country of the compelling Brazilian rhythm-first on that major hit with Stan Getz and then on his own Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros. But before, during, and after the craze, Byrd was capable of much more-a remarkable impoviser and a richly versatile in-person performer. This 1963 live session at a celebrated New York club, the Village Gate, offers a little South American flavor and a lot of other jazz elements, including the guest appearance of trumpet great Clark Terry.
    1. Shiny Stockings

    2. More (theme from Mondo Cane)

    3. Blues For Night People

    4. Butter and Egg Man

    5. Ela Me Deixou

    6. Broadway

    7. I Left My Heart In San Francisco

    8. Some Other Spring

    9. Where Are The Hebrew Children?

    10. Let's Do It

    11. Jive at Five

    The Charlie Byrd Trio
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  • Onda Nueva/ The New Wave Onda Nueva/ The New Wave Quick View

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    Onda Nueva/ The New Wave

    You Get Me Crazy
    It Never Ends
    What The World Needs Now Is Love
    Sueno De Una Nina Grande
    Moleindo Cafe
    Romance
    El Gavilan
    Pajarillo Onda Nueva
    Pray For Me, I'm In Love
    El Catire
    Carretera
    Aldemaro Romero & Charlie Byrd
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  • Jazz Samba & Big Band Bossa Nova Jazz Samba & Big Band Bossa Nova Quick View

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    Jazz Samba & Big Band Bossa Nova

    2 LP-set from Vinyl Passion collecting Stan Getz's two 1962 bossa nova classics, "Jazz Samba" with Charlie Byrd and "Big Band Bossa Nova".


    "Jazz Samba" is the first true bossa nova album by jazz artists, the one that began the wave. The name Stan Getz can easily be tied to bossa nova whenever the music is being discussed in jazz circles but would audiences have ever known of bossa nova if not for Charlie Byrd? The sessions for Jazz Samba were arranged only after Byrd played records he'd gotten in Brazil for Getz. The results: a groundbreaking No. 1 album and a document of jazz history.


    Its follow-up "Big Band Bossa Nova" rode that wave, topping out at No. 13 on the Billboard album chart in 1963.


    This double LP is an absolutely essential for any jazz collection.

    LP 1: Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba
    1. Desafinado
    2. Samba Dees Days
    3. O Pato
    4. Samba Triste
    5. Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
    6. É Luxo Só
    7. Baia (Recorded February 13, 1962, Washington DC)
    8. Meditação (Meditation)*
    9. O Barquinho (Little Boat)*
    10. Bim Bom*
    11. O Pássaro (The Byrd) [Recorded September 28 & October 1, 1962, New York City]*


    LP2: Stan Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova
    1. Manha De Carnival (Morning Of The Carnival)
    2. Balanço No Samba (Street Dance)

    3. Melancolico (Melancholy)

    4. Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends)
    5. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)

    6. Noite Triste (Night Sadness)

    7. Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
    8. Bim Bom (Recorded August 27 & 28, 1962, New York City)
    9. Desafinado (single edited version) [Recorded February 13, 1962, Washington DC]**


    *Bonus Track from Charlie Byrd: Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros LP
    **Bonus Track

    Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
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  • Brazilliance (Pure Pleasure) Brazilliance (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Brazilliance (Pure Pleasure)

    More than seven years before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd introduced the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim to American audiences, guitarist Laurindo Almeida and altoist Bud Shank (in a quartet with bassist Harry Babasin and drummer Roy Harte) recorded the intriguing music heard on this LP. The performances are very close to bossa nova in their combination of cool-toned jazz and Brazilian rhythms; in fact, these are arguably the first bossa nova recordings, long before even Jobim and Joao Gilberto initially recorded. Only four of the 14 tunes are not based on Brazilian folk songs, and many of the songs (particularly Carinoso) are quite memorable. This historically significant, very accessible, and highly recommended release is a gem.



    Musicians:



    • Laurindo Almeida (guitar)

    • Bud Shank (alto saxophone)

    • Harry Babasin (bass)

    • Roy Harte (drums)




    Recording: 1954

    Production: Richard Bock




    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. Atabaque
    2. Amor Flamengo
    3. Stairway To The Stars
    4. Acercate Mas
    5. Terra Seca
    6. Speak Low
    7. Inquietacao
    8. Baa-Too-Kee
    9. Carinoso
    10. Tocata
    11. Hazardous
    12. Nono
    13. Noctambulism
    14. Blue Baiao
    Laurindo Almeida Quartete
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  • Brazilian Byrd (Pure Pleasure) Brazilian Byrd (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Brazilian Byrd (Pure Pleasure)

    The arrangements by Tommy Newsom for strings, brass, and woodwinds may be a bit sweet and the 12 performances may be overly concise (often under three minutes), but the resulting music is strangely pleasing. Acoustic guitarist Charlie Byrd always had a strong affinity for Brazilian jazz, and he sticks exclusively to Antonio Carlos Jobim songs during this tasteful and melodic effort. Truly beautiful music.



    Musicians:



    • Charlie Byrd (guitar) & with strings, brass & woodwinds




    Recording: 1965

    Production: Teo Macero



    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. Jazz 'n' Samba (So Danco Samba)
    2. Corcovado
    3. That Look You Wear (Este Seu Olhar)
    4. The Girl From Ipanema
    5. Samba do Aviao (Song of the Jet)
    6. Engano
    7. O Amor em Paz
    8. Dindi
    9. Cancao do Amor Demais
    10. As Praias Desertas
    11. Samba Torto
    12. Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todo)
    13. Engano (alternate take)
    Charlie Byrd
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  • Jazz Samba Jazz Samba Quick View

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    Jazz Samba

    Partly because of its Brazilian collaborators and partly because of The Girl From Ipanema, Getz/Gilberto is nearly always acknowledged as the Stan Getz bossa nova LP. But Jazz Samba is just as crucial and groundbreaking; after all, it came first, and in fact was the first full-fledged bossa nova album ever recorded by American jazz musicians. And it was just as commercially successful, topping the LP charts and producing its own pop chart hit single in Desafinado. It was the true beginning of the bossa nova craze, and introduced several standards of the genre (including Ary Barroso's Bahia and Antonio Carlos Jobim's Desafinado and Samba de Uma Nota Só [aka One Note Samba]). But above all, Jazz Samba stands on its own artistic merit as a shimmering, graceful collection that's as subtly advanced -- in harmony and rhythm -- as it is beautiful. Getz and his co-billed partner, guitarist Charlie Byrd -- who was actually responsible for bringing bossa nova records to the U.S. and introducing Getz to the style -- have the perfect touch for bossa nova's delicate, airy texture. For his part, Byrd was one of the first American musicians to master bossa nova's difficult, bubbling syncopations, and his solos are light and lilting. Meanwhile, Getz's playing is superb, simultaneously offering a warm, full tone and a cool control of dynamics; plus, Byrd's gently off-kilter harmonies seem to stimulate Getz's melodic inventiveness even more than usual. But beyond technique, Getz intuitively understands the romanticism and the undercurrent of melancholy inherent in the music, and that's what really made Jazz Samba such a revelatory classic. Absolutely essential for any jazz collection.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Desafinado
    2. Samba Dees Days
    3. O Pato
    4. Samba Triste
    5. Samba de Uma Nota So
    6. E Luxo So
    7. Baia (A.K.A. Baia)
    8. Samba De Uma Nota So (Big Bang Version)*


    *Bonus Track

    Stan Getz
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  • Jazz Samba Jazz Samba Quick View

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    Jazz Samba

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    The words bossa nova are often synonymous with the name Stan Getz. But North Americans might not have ever known the bright sound of bossa nova had it not been for Charlie Byrd. In 1961 Byrd returned from a tour of South America, where bossa nova music was thriving. The style was the invention of singer Joao Gilberto and songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim - an adaptation of infectious Brazilian samba rhythms with the harmonic structures and cool surface of West Coast jazz. Byrd brought back records for Getz to hear, they planned a session, and the result was Jazz Samba - the first album of true bossa nova music by jazz artists and the one that broke the bossa nova wave in 1960s America.


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    Originally released in 1962.


    Stan Getz, tenor saxophone

    Charlie Byrd, guitar

    Keter Betts, bass

    Gene Byrd, bass, guitar

    Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums

    Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar

    Bill Reichenbach, drums

    1. Desafinado
    2. Samba Dees Days
    3. O Pato
    4. Samba Triste
    5. Samba de Uma Nota So
    6. E Luxo S6
    7. Behia (aka Baia)
    8. Desafinado
    Stan Getz
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  • Stand Back (Pure Pleasure) Stand Back (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Stand Back (Pure Pleasure)

    Vanguard may have spelled his name wrong (he prefers Charlie or Charles), but the word was out as soon as this solo debut was released: Here was a harpist every bit as authentic, as emotional, in some ways as adventuresome, as Paul Butterfield. Similarly leading a Chicago band with a veteran Black rhythm section (Fred Below on drums, Bob Anderson on bass) and rock-influenced soloists (keyboardist Barry Goldberg, guitarist Harvey Mandel), Musselwhite played with a depth that belied his age - only 22 when this was cut! His gruff vocals were considerably more affected than they would become later (clearer, more relaxed), but his renditions of Help Me, Early in the Morning, and his own Strange Land stand the test of time. He let his harmonica speak even more authoritatively on instrumentals like 39th and Indiana (essentially It Hurts Me Too sans lyrics) and Cha Cha the Blues, and his version of jazz arranger Duke Pearson's gospel-tinged Cristo Redentor has become his signature song - associated with Musselwhite probably more so than with trumpeter Donald Byrd, who originally recorded the song for Blue Note. Goldberg is in fine form (particularly on organ), but Mandel's snakey, stuttering style really stands out - notably on Help Me, his quirky original 4 P.M., and Chicken Shack, where he truly makes you think your record is skipping




    Musicians:



    • Charley Musselwhite (harmonica, vocal)

    • Harvey Mandel (guitar)

    • Barry Goldberg (piano, organ)

    • Bob Anderson (bass)

    • Fred Below Jr. (drums)




    Production: Samuel Charters




    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. Baby Will You Please Help Me
    2. No More Lonely Nights
    3. Cha Cha The Blues
    4. Christo Redemptor
    5. Help Me
    6. Chicken Shack
    7. Strange Land
    8. 39th And Indiana
    9. My Baby
    10. Early In The Morning
    11. 4 P. M.
    12. Sad Day
    Charley Musselwhite's Southside Blues Band
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • At Town Hall At Town Hall Quick View

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    At Town Hall

    A rarity in pianist Thelonious Monk's recorded output, At Town Hall captures the idiosyncratic genius in concert with a large ensemble featuring a star-studded cast, including trumpeter Donald Byrd, trombonist Eddie Bert, altoist Phil Woods, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, and baritonist Pepper Adams,
    among others. The 1959 Town Hall concert was a major success and one of only two recorded performances of Monk in a large group setting. Highlights
    include original arrangements by Hall Overton and Monk's stylish, impressionistic soloing throughout. A truly unique date, and one that fans of Monk
    should not hesitate to pick up, this classic LP is now available on vinyl.
    1. Thelonious
    2. Friday The 13th
    3. Monk's Mood
    4. Little Rootie Tootie
    5. Off Minor
    6. Crepuscule With Nellie
    The Thelonious Monk Orchestra
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  • Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Awaiting Repress) Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Awaiting Repress)

    Featuring:

    Charlie Rouse-- tenor sax

    Kenny Burrell-- guitar

    Chauncey Lord Westbrook-- guitar

    Lawrence Gales-- bass

    Willie Bobo-- drums

    Potato Valdez-- conga

    Garvin Masseaux-- chekere


     


    This 1962 date by tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse celebrates a grander and funkier scale of what Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd did earlier in 1962 with the bossa nova. Unlike Getz, Rouse didn't feel he needed to be a purist about it, and welcomed all sorts of Afro-Caribbean variations into his music. His choice of bandmates reflects that: a three-piece percussion section with drummer Willie Bobo, conguero Carlos "Patato" Valdes, and Garvin Masseaux on chekere (a beaded percussion instrument that is played by being shaken).

    Back To The Tropics

    Aconteceu

    Velhos Tempos

    Samba De Orfeu

    Un Dia

    Meci Bon Dieu

    In Martinique

    Charlie Rouse
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  • Garbage and Other Songs of Our Time Garbage and Other Songs of Our Time Quick View

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    Garbage and Other Songs of Our Time

    Joe Glazer's musical efforts on behalf of workers and
    union struggles earned him the nickname "Labor's
    Troubadour." In 1970, he founded Collector Records,
    primarily to produce records supportive of the struggles
    of working men and women.


    In this recording, Joe sings topical songs from the 1960s
    and 1970s that are primarily of his own composition and
    are heavy on humor and satire. The subject matter ranges
    from civil rights to politics to defense of environmentalism.
    The Charlie Byrd Trio provides the accompaniment.


    The liner notes offer background information and
    historical context for the songs, biographical
    information about Glazer, and complete song lyrics.

    1. Ping Pong Diplomacy

    2. I Belong To A Private Club

    3. Automation

    4. Looking For The "R" In Hahvad

    5. Robert Briscoe

    6. Don't Tear It Down

    7. Garbage

    8. Twenty-Two Minutes From Town

    9. The Ballad Of Richard Nixon

    10. Congressman's Blues

    11. Four Day Week

    12. Fashion

    13. Ecology

    14. Fight That Line
    Joe Glazer
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  • Taylor's Wailers (Mono) Taylor's Wailers (Mono) Quick View

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    Taylor's Wailers (Mono)

    In 1956, drummer Art Taylor formed a group called Taylor's Wailers that included Donald Byrd (trumpet) and Charlie Rouse (tenor sax). This 1957 Prestige release, finds the group joined by Jackie McLean (alto sax) on five of the album's six songs including the two Thelonious Monk compositions Well, You Needn't and Off Minor while Taylor leads a line-up of John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano) and Paul Chambers (bass) from a separate session on Jimmy Heath's C.T.A.
    1. Batland
    2. C.T.A.
    3. Exhibit A
    4. Cubano Chant
    5. Off Minor
    6. Well, You Needn't
    Art Taylor
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  • The Young Bloods (Mono) The Young Bloods (Mono) Quick View

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    The Young Bloods (Mono)

    This 1956 hard bop Prestige release features Phil Woods and Donald Byrd co-leading a quintet rounded out by Al Haig (piano), Teddy Kotick (bass) and Charlie Persip (drums). The 6-song set is dominated by four strong originals from the prolific Woods including House of Chan and In Walked George which also see the alto saxophonist taking solo honors in style.
    1. Dewey Square
    2. Dupeltook
    3. Once More
    4. House of Chan
    5. In Walked George
    6. Lover Man
    Phil Woods & Donald Byrd
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  • Mobley's Message (Mono) Mobley's Message (Mono) Quick View

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    Mobley's Message (Mono)

    Hank Mobley's 1956 Prestige release Mobley's Message features six recordings from the legendary tenor saxophonist in three different settings including one cut with a quartet, four with a quintet and one with a sextet. Players such as Donald Byrd (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto sax), Barry Harris (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Art Taylor (drums) offer their support here in disparate incarnations. Contains a quintet reading of Charlie Parker's Au Privave and a quartet take on the Rodgers & Hart standard Little Girl Blue with Mobley being the sole horn.
    1. Bouncing With Bud
    2. 52nd Street Theme
    3. Minor Disturbance
    4. Au Privave
    5. Little Girl Blue
    6. Alternating Current
    Hank Mobley
    $34.99
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  • 4, 5, And 6 (Mono) 4, 5, And 6 (Mono) Quick View

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    4, 5, And 6 (Mono)

    Jackie McLean's aptly titled 1956 release 4,5 and 6 features recordings from the innovative alto saxophonist in three different settings including tracks with a quartet, an expanded quintet and even a sextet. Supporting players such as Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Art Taylor (drums) join in on the proceedings in disparate incarnations, all with winning results. The dynamic 6-song set is highlighted by Waldron's own stirring ballad Abstraction and the sextet's sprawling version of Charlie Parkers Confirmation.
    1. Sentimental Journey
    2. Why Was I Born?
    3. Contour
    4. Confirmation
    5. When I Fall in Love
    6. Abstraction
    Jackie McLean
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  • 4, 5, And 6 4, 5, And 6 Quick View

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    4, 5, And 6

    This album is one in a series of special 2014 releases commemorating the 65th anniversary of Prestige Records and the 90th birthday of legendary
    recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.


    Before Jackie McLean made some of the great jazz albums of the 1960s for Blue Note, he recorded for the Prestige label. 4, 5 and 6 is the best of all his
    pre-Blue Note sessions. Recorded over two dates in July 1956, the album features future Blue Note colleague Donald Byrd joining in on trumpet for the
    album's two originals Abstraction and Contour (penned by Kenny Drew and Mal Waldron respectively). Another Blue Noter, tenor-saxophonist Hank
    Mobley, even makes it a sextet on Charlie Parker's Confirmation. The remaining three selections are quartet pieces (hence the album's title) with Mal
    Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Newly reissued on vinyl, this is a 'MUST HAVE' addition to all great jazz collections.

    1. Sentimental Journey
    2. Why Was I Born
    3. Contour
    4. Confirmation
    5. When I Fall In Love
    6. Abstraction
    Jackie McLean
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    Now That Everything's Been Said

    We all know the Carole King who wrote some of the biggest hits of the '60s, from "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" to "Pleasant Valley Sunday," via "The Locomotion" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." We also know the singer-songwriter behind Tapestry, the album that launched King as a solo singer in her own right. But in between-and not nearly as well known-is King's band, The City, and their album, Now That Everything's Been Said.


    By the mid-'60s, King's marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she'd written many of those wonderful hits, had hit the rocks. A divorce loomed, and King all but retired to raise their two daughters. She headed west to Laurel Canyon in '67, taking the children with her, and made the previously unlikely move of joining a progressive folk-rock band. King formed The City with future husband Charles Larkey on bass and Danny Kortchmar on guitar and vocals. With King on piano and vocals, they created a folk rock sound that pre-empted the singer-songwriter boom of the '70s.


    Produced by Lou Adler and featuring Jimmy Gordon on drums, The City's sound is deep and soulful, imperfect but passionate. And the songs, with King writing or co-writing all but one, are as exceptional as you'd expect and as widely covered as her factory work. "Now That Everything's Been Said" was a hit for American Spring, "A Man Without A Dream" was tackled by The Monkees, and "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" was a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears. Central to the album's appeal is King's own stirring reading of her track "Wasn't Born To Follow," covered masterfully by The Byrds for the Easy Rider soundtrack.


    King had been used to a life on the sidelines, and her stage fright left the trio unable to tour the LP which adversely affected their fortunes. That, plus some behind-the-scenes distribution problems, meant the album was quickly deleted, and it remained so for the next thirty years-partly at King's request. Even so, its failure was a surprise to those concerned. "I was 26 when Now That Everything's Been Said was released in 1968," King says of the album. "[We] expected it to zoom to the top of the charts within, at most, a few weeks. Individually and together, we optimistically imagined the album's success as if it had already happened. Danny and Charlie kept telling each other, 'It's a great album. The City is gonna be Number 1 with a bullet!'


    Listening now, you can feel the threads that lead to Tapestry and to the hugely successful performing career that followed. It's not so much an oddity in King's work as the missing link between her two lives. Reissued here in deluxe vinyl, this is, at long last, a chance to own this lost album.

    1. Snow Queen
    2. I Wasn't Born To Follow
    3. Now That Everything's Been Said
    4. Paradise Alley
    5. Man Without A Dream
    6. Victim Of Circumstance
    7. Why Are You Leaving
    8. Lady
    9. My Sweet Home
    10. I Don't Believe It
    11. That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)
    12. All The Time
    The City
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Import


    It would probably not be an overstatement to call this the most influential Brazilian album of all time. Originally released in 1959, Chega de Saudade is the album cited as creating bossa nova so to say that it lit a fire in the music world would be putting it mildly. It would be perhaps more accurate to say that it influenced so many musicians both at home (Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, etc.) and abroad (Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Charlie Byrd) that it effectively single-handedly changed the way people both made and listened to music, and put Brazilian artists on the map. Almost every song on this album has gone on to become a standard, and Gilberto, called O Mito, is today, at age 79, truly a living legend. Here Gilberto collaborates with both Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, both legends in their own right. Moraes and Jobim would soon go on to write the song that won them a Grammy in 1965, The Girl From Ipanema.

    Side A

    1. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)

    2. Lôbo Bôbo (Foolish Wolf)

    3. Brigas, Nunca Mais (Fights, Never More)

    4. Hó-Bá-Lá-Lá

    5. Saudade Fêz Um Samba (Saudade Made a Samba)

    6. Maria NinguÉm (Maria Nobody)

    Side B:

    1. Desafinado (Off-Key)

    2. Rosa Morena (Brunette Rose)

    3. Morena Boca De Ouro (Brunette with a Mouth of Gold)

    4. Bim Bom 5. Aos PÉs da Cruz (At the Foot of the Cross)

    6. É Luxo Só (It's Just a Luxury)

    7. A Felicidade (Happiness) (Cantando As Músicas do Film Orfeo do Carnaval)

    8. Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnaval) (Cantando As Músicas do Film Orfeo do Carnaval)

    9. O Nosso Amor (Our Love) (Cantando As Músicas do Film Orfeo do Carnaval)

    Joao Gilberto
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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