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  • Black Byrd Black Byrd Quick View

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    Black Byrd

    A full-fledged foray into R&B that erupted into a popular phenomenon. Byrd was branded a sellout and a traitor to his hard bop credentials, especially after Black Byrd became the biggest-selling album in Blue Note history. What the elitists missed, though, was that Black Byrd was the moment when Byrd's brand of fusion finally stepped out from under the shadow of his chief influence, Miles Davis, and found a distinctive voice of its own. Never before had a jazz musician embraced the celebratory sound and style of contemporary funk as fully as Byrd did here -- not even Davis, whose dark, chaotic jungle-funk stood in sharp contrast to the bright, breezy, danceable music on Black Byrd.

    1. Flight Time
    2. Black Byrd
    3. Love's So Far Away
    4. Mr. Thomas
    5. Sky High
    6. Slop Jar Blues
    7. Where Are We Going

    Donald Byrd
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    The Creeper

    Recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in 1967, but not released by Blue Note until 1981, the aptly titled, The Creeper finds Donald Byrd in an acoustic sextet with Sonny Red (alto), Pepper Adams (baritone), Chick Corea (piano), Miroslav Vitous (bass) and Mickey Roker (drums). The solid set also stands as the jazz trumpeter's last in the hard bop style and in a way the end of an era.

    1. Samba Yanta

    2. I Will Wait For You
    3. Blues Medium Rare
    4. The Creeper
    5. Chico-San
    6. Early Sunday Morning
    7. Blues Well Done
    Donald Byrd
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  • Black Byrd Black Byrd Quick View

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    Black Byrd


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    One of Blue Note's best-selling albums of all time, Black Byrd - a celebrated jazz funk release - will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th
    anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Flight Time
    2. Black Byrd
    3. Love's So Far Away
    4. Mr. Thomas
    5. Sky High
    6. Slop Jar Blues
    7. Where Are We Going?
    Donald Byrd
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  • Hank (Awaiting Repress) Hank (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Hank (Awaiting Repress)

    Musicians

    DONALD BYRD, TRUMPET; JOHN JENKINS, ALTO SAX; HANK MOBLEY, TENOR SAX; BOBBY TIMMONS, DRUMS; WILBUR WARE, BASS; 'PHILLY' JOE JONES, DRUMS, TRUMPET; JOHN JENKINS


    An album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley released on the Blue Note label in 1957 as BLP 1560, and features Mobley, Donald Byrd, John Jenkins, Bobby Timmons, Wilbur Ware and Philly Joe Jones

    1. FIT FOR A HANKER (H. Mobley)
    2. HIGH GROOVE, LOW FEED-BACK (H. Mobley)
    3. EASY TO LOVE (C. Porter)
    4. TIME AFTER TIME (Styne-Cahn)
    5. DANCE OF THE INFIDELS (B. Powell)
    Hank Mobley
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  • Davis Cup Davis Cup Quick View

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    Davis Cup

    Although a Blue Note regular at the time on sessions by Donald Byrd, Art Blakey and others, Walter Davis made only one album for the label. With Byrd, Jackie McLean, Sam Jones and Art Taylor, he explores six of his finest compositions. Davis possessed the ability to write music that was funky and catchy, but still progressive, which explains why he was one of Art Blakey's favorite pianists and composers. Minor Mind, Make It and Millie's Delight are among the album's highlights.


    Walter Davis Jr., piano
    Donald Byrd, trumpet
    Sam Jones, bass
    Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
    Art Taylor, drums

    1. 'Smake It
    2. Loodle-Lot
    3. Sweetness
    4. Rhumba Nhumba
    5. Minor Mind
    6. Millie's Delight
    Walter Davis Jr.
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  • Informal Jazz (Mono) Informal Jazz (Mono) Quick View

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    Informal Jazz (Mono)

    Pianist/composer Elmo Hope is joined on 1956's Informal Jazz by a literal dream team of jazz giants including John Coltrane (tenor sax), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). The 4-song hard bop set is anchored by the two Hope originals Weeja and On It which are featured here alongside the Jimmy Van Heusen penned Polka Dots and Moonbeams and the popular jazz standard Avalon. With a line-up like this, the title may be the only thing informal about it!
    1. Weeja
    2. Polka Dot and Moonbeams
    3. On It
    4. Avalon
    Elmo Hope
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  • Legrand Jazz (Pre-Order) Legrand Jazz (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Legrand Jazz (Pre-Order)

    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
    $34.99
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  • Unfinished Business Unfinished Business Quick View

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    Unfinished Business

    Produced by legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd, Unfinished Business, originally released in 1976, features the core group of keyboardist Kevin Toney,
    guitarist Orville Saunders, bassist Joe Hall and drummer Keith Kiligo, with saxophonist and flautist Wesley Jackson. A toe-tapping synthesis of all that
    was happening in Black music in 1970s electronic jazz, funk and hard swinging R&B, Unfinished Business serves up more of the irresistible formula that
    the band struck gold with on their previous album, City Life. A must-have for fans of classic '70s funk, soul, and danceable groove.
    1. Time Is Movin'
    2. In Life
    3. Enter In
    4. You've Got That Something
    5. Party Land
    6. Lady
    7. Unfinished Business
    The Blackbyrds
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  • Whims of Chambers (Mono) Whims of Chambers (Mono) Quick View

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    Whims of Chambers (Mono)

    Blue Note Reissue


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    Paul Chambers' first album features an amazing lineup of John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones. A classic Blue Note session of what might be considered cerebral jazz.


    Omicron
    Whims Of Chambers
    Nita
    We Six
    Dear Ann
    Tale Of The Fingers
    Just For The Love
    Paul Chambers
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  • At The Half Note Cafe Vol 1 At The Half Note Cafe Vol 1 Quick View

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    At The Half Note Cafe Vol 1

    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary LP Reissue Campaign


    A Blue Note essential, At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1 is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary LP reissue campaign
    Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. A live album originally recorded in 1960.

    Donald Byrd
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  • City Life City Life Quick View

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    City Life

    City Life, arguably The Blackbyrds' best album, hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #3 on the Billboard Soul Chart upon its original release in 1975.
    Produced by legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, the album showcases The Blackbyrd's' unique jazz-funk crossover sound and includes the runaway
    hits Happy Music and Rock Creek Park, which stand even today as pinnacles of the '70s jazz-funk movement. A testament to its lasting appeal, Rock
    Creek Park from the City Life album has been sampled numerous times by groups such as De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A,
    Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Tone Loc and most recently, Wiz Khalifa. This often-sublime album
    is primed for rediscovery by fans of '70s funk, soul, jazz and fusion.
    1. Rock Creek Park
    2. Thankful 'Bout Yourself
    3. City Life
    4. All I Ask
    5. Happy Music
    6. Love So Fine
    7. Flying High
    8. Hash Aand Eggs
    The Blackbyrds
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  • Vertigo Vertigo Quick View

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    Vertigo

    A 1959 session and five numbers from a 1963 McLean set. While Formidable has a strong quintet (with altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Walter Davis, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Pete La Roca), the 1963 session has the recording debut of drummer Tony Williams along with strong contributions from Byrd, pianist Herbie Hancock (then also near the beginning of his career), and bassist Butch Warren. The latter unit sticks to group originals by Byrd, Hancock, and McLean, and the music ranges from catchy funk and hard bop to strong hints of the avant-garde.
    1. Marnie
    2. Dusty Foot
    3. Vertigo
    4. Cheers
    5. Yams
    Jackie Mclean
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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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  • Jazz Lab Jazz Lab Quick View

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    Jazz Lab

    1. Speculation
    2. Over The Rainbow
    3. Nica's Tempo
    4. Little Niles
    5. Sans Sound
    6. I Remember Clifford
    Donald Byrd
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  • No Room For Squares No Room For Squares Quick View

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    No Room For Squares

    One of Mobley's best, this album features two 1963 all-star quintets: one with Lee Morgan and Andrew Hill, the other with Donald Byrd and Herbie Hancock. Philly Joe Jones is the driving force throughout.


    Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone
    Andrew Hill, piano
    John Ore, bass
    Philly Joe Jones, drums
    Donald Byrd, trumpet
    Herbie Hancock, piano
    Lee Morgan, trumpet
    Butch Warren, bass

    1. Three Way Split
    2. Carolyn
    3. Up A Step
    4. No Room For Squares
    5. Me 'N You
    6. Old World, New Imports
    7. Carolyn (Alternate Take)
    8. No Room For Squares (Alternate Take)
    Hank Mobley
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  • Lights Out! Lights Out! Quick View

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    Lights Out!

    Art Taylor - Drums

    Donald Byrd - Trumpet

    Doug Watkins - Bass

    Elmo Hope - Piano

    Jackie McLean - Sax (Alto)
    1. Lights Out
    2. Up
    3. Lorraine
    4. Foggy Day, A
    5. Kerplunk
    6. Inding
    Jackie McLean
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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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  • Motor City Scene Motor City Scene Quick View

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    Motor City Scene


    Offtimes a look back at the past is not a good thing, but in this case it is something to be fondly remembered. - Audiophile Audition


    One of the most hard-hitting sessions ever recorded for the Bethlehem label - and a rare date for the imprint by the team of trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Pepper Adams! The style here is similar to work the pair recorded for Riverside and Blue Note at the same time - razor-sharp hardbop, played with a strong sense of imagination, and plenty of room for drawn-out, creatively-blown solos. Adams is especially great - playing the baritone here with the leanness of a tenor sax - but Byrd is wonderful too, and really starts to break out of some of the more staid modes of his work from a few years back.


    The group's a sextet that includes guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Hey Lewis (another name for Mel Lewis?) - on titles that include Trio, Philson, Libeccio, and Bitty Ditty.

    1. Stardust
    2. Philson
    3. Trio
    4. Libeccio
    5. Bitty Ditty
    Donald Byrd
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  • A New Perspective A New Perspective Quick View

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    A New Perspective


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    This unusual set was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that also includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, Cristo Redentor, became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    1. Elijah
    2. Beast Of Burden
    3. Cristo Redentor
    4. Black Disciple
    5. Chant
    Donald Byrd
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  • The Blackbyrds The Blackbyrds Quick View

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    The Blackbyrds

    The debut album by the American rhythm and blues/jazz-funk fusion group, The Blackbyrds, this eponymous release is the product of six full-time Howard
    University students taking the direction of department head and jazz great Donald Byrd into the Fantasy Studios along with the aid of production wizard
    Larry Mizell (Jackson 5, Gary Bartz). The end result is nothing less than stunning as the band lays down some of the tastiest groove-oriented jazz music
    ever recorded. With Joe Hall on bass and Keith Killgo on drums, the rhythm section anchors a solid foundation capable of keeping the dancefloor full and
    providing a base for the rest of the band's soulful explorations. Kevin Toney supplies supple keyboard work and Barney Perry keeps it funky on the guitar,
    setting the pace for what would be a genre-defining LP and a breakthrough in jazz-funk crossover. Essential listening for all fans of jazz, funk, and feel good pop music.
    1. Do It, Fluid
    2. Gut Level
    3. Reggins
    4. The Runaway
    5. Funky Junkie
    6. Summer Love
    7. Life Styles
    8. A Hot Day Today
    The Blackbyrds
    $21.99
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  • Oscar Pettiford: Volume 2 (Pure Pleasure) Oscar Pettiford: Volume 2 (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Oscar Pettiford: Volume 2 (Pure Pleasure)

    Oscar Pettiford became a major influence on a number of jazz artists along with fellow bassists Jimmy Blanton and Charles Mingus. This album titles as Volume 2 or Another One, Pettiford's third album as a leader for the Bethlehem label, was recorded in 1955. This exceptional date features the horns of Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal, Bob Brookmeyer, Gigi Gryce, and Jerome Richardson. Highlights include the Pettiford-penned Bohemia After Dark, named after the club in Greenwich Village and acknowledged as a jazz standard, Stardust, featuring Pettiford's poetic bass faintly accompanied by pianist Don Abney, and Minor Seventh Heaven, with Pettiford switching to cello. This is not just a bebop date; Pettiford had the range to incorporate influences like Duke Ellington and calypso, creating a full, lyrical band sound that matched his bass playing. Pettiford's legacy was cut short after he passed away suddenly in 1958 in Copenhagen at the age of 37.

    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (trumpet)

    • Bob Brookmeyer (trombone)

    • Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, clarinet)

    • Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute)

    • Don Abney (piano)

    • Oscar Pettiford (bass. cello)

    • Osie Johnson (drums)



    Recording: August 1955 in New York City



    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. Kamman's A-Comin
    2. Minor 7th Heaven
    3. Stardust
    4. Bohemia After Dark
    5. Oscalypso
    6. Scorpio
    7. Titoro
    8. Don't Squawk
    9. Another One
    Oscar Pettiford
    $34.99
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  • Modern Jazz Perspective Modern Jazz Perspective Quick View

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    Modern Jazz Perspective

    Features:

    Donald Byrd, Trumpet

    Gigi Gryce, Alto Sax

    Wynton Kelly, Piano

    Wendell Marshall, Bass

    Art Taylor, Drums

    Jackie Paris, Banjo And Vocals
    1. Medley: Early Morning Blues / Now, Don't You Know
    2. Early Bird
    3. Elgy
    4. Stablemates
    5. Steppin' Out
    6. Social Call
    7. An Evening In Casablanca
    8. Satellite
    Donald Byrd
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  • Lights Out (Mono) Lights Out (Mono) Quick View

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    Lights Out (Mono)

    1957's Lights Out finds an up and coming Jackie McLean in his second session as a leader with fine accompaniment from Donald Byrd (trumpet), Arthur Taylor (drums) and Doug (Watkins). Primarily hard bop in nature, the 6-song set also features blues undertones and the occasional shared improvisation by McLean and Byrd.
    1. Lights Out
    2. Up
    3. Lorraine
    4. A Foggy Day
    5. Kerplunk
    6. Inding
    Jackie McLean
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Turnaround The Turnaround Quick View

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    The Turnaround

    The Turnaround! is an album by jazz tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded on March 7, 1963 and on February 5, 1965, and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Mobley with Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Butch Warren and Philly Joe Jones from the earlier session and Freddie Hubbard, Barry Harris, Paul Chambers and Billy Higgins from the latter.
    1. The Turnaround
    2. East of the Village
    3. The Good Life
    4. Straight Ahead
    5. My Sin
    6. Pat 'n' Chat
    Hank Mobley
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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