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  • Midnight Special Midnight Special Quick View

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    Midnight Special

    Midnight Special is a perfect complement to Back at the Chicken Shack, which was recorded the same day. Organist Jimmy Smith, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, and guitarist Kenny Burrell always make for a potent team, and with drummer Donald Bailey completing the group, the quartet digs soulfully into such numbers as the groovin' Midnight Special, Jumpin' the Blues, and One O'Clock Jump. Highly recommended.


    A Blue Note essential, Midnight Special by jazz organist Jimmy Smith is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign - featuring 100 titles. Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Album features performances recorded in 1960.

    1. Midnight Special
    2. A Subtle One
    3. Jumpin' The Blues
    4. Why Was I Born?
    5. One O'Clock Jump
    Jimmy Smith
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  • Back at the Chicken Shack Back at the Chicken Shack Quick View

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    Back at the Chicken Shack


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


    This is the kind of nasty, back-alley music that makes you wince in ecstasy. With Stanley Turrentine's tenor and Kenny Burrell's guitar sharing solo space, the Hammond master digs in with a blues-drenched shovel. While certainly fluent in the bop idiom, Smith's organ work maintains a direct emotional peg that reflects the swing and jump blues of a previous generation. Turrentine, a relative newcomer at this point (1960), proves a perfect foil for Smith's funky ideas, forgoing flashy bop runs in favor of soulful, expressive passages. Even on chestnuts such as When I Grow Too Old to Dream and On the Sunny Side of the Street, the foursome boils the melodies down to their barest bluesy core. Back at the Chicken Shack is the prototypical soul-jazz recording. --Marc Greilsamer

    1. Back At The Chicken Shack
    2. When I Grow Too Old To Dream
    3. Minor Chant
    4. Messy Bessie
    Jimmy Smith
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  • Paid In Full Paid In Full Quick View

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    Paid In Full

    Bro' Pugh
    Killimg Me Softly With His Song
    Paid In Full
    Can't Get Enough
    Jimmy Smith
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  • Back at the Chicken Shack Back at the Chicken Shack Quick View

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    Back at the Chicken Shack

    Jimmy Smith's April 25, 1960 session with the perfect cast of Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Donald Bailey produced these two classic albums that are the pinnacle of the organ-tenor style. A perfect selection of material played at the perfect tempo by great musicians who connect on the deepest, most soulful level. Not a bad day's work.


    Jimmy Smith, organ
    Stanley Turrentine, tenor saxophone
    Kenny Burrell, guitar
    Donald Bailey, drums

    1. Back At The Chicken Shack

    2. When I Grow Too Old To Dream

    3. Minor Chant

    4. Messy Bessie

    5. On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    Jimmy Smith
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  • Root Down: Live Root Down: Live Quick View

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    Root Down: Live

    Root Down captures the king of the Hammond B3 organ, Jimmy Smith, playing down and dirty R&B. The album
    includes two versions (one previously unissued) of Smith's Root Down, a song covered by the Beastie Boys in
    1994. There is also a hypnotic reading of Al Green's pleading Let's Stay Together, which yet again proves that
    Jimmy Smith is a man with a lot of soul. On 180 gram vinyl.
    1. Sagg Shootin' His Arrow
    2. For Everyone Under The Sun
    3. After Hours
    4. Root Down (And Get It)
    5. Let's Stay Together
    6. Slow Down Sagg
    Jimmy Smith
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  • Bashin' (Speakers Corner) Bashin' (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bashin' (Speakers Corner)

    Right up until today rumour has it that Creed Taylor enticed the organist Jimmy Smith to leave Blue Note and change to the Verve label by means of a very large fistful of dollars. One things is clear, however: that Jimmy Smith never revealed a single word about this delicate matter; but it is also clear that the whole concept of his music took on new dimensions when he changed over to his new backer. Recordings with Wes Montgomery were just the beginning; large ensembles, superb arrangements by Oliver Nelson, and fine contributions by his soloists created a magnificent background for the 'new' Jimmy Smith on this and subsequent LPs.



    Despite its title, Bashin', there is absolutely nothing to criticise on this LP. The A side presents the new concept: a wonderful, swinging background against which Jimmy Smith can develop his full potential. Oliver Nelson's light and airy arrangements further enhance the standard themes: soloists are never confined within set limits but are gently guided; the riffs are presently precisely and cleanly, without ever sounding overloaded.



    The use of the organ is also quite fascinating: beautifully relaxed in Beggar For The Blues which is arranged for a trio; swinging in the title number Bashin', and cheerful in the style of an old cowboy song - I'm An Old Cowhand, whereby this version has no need to stand in the shadow of Sonny Rollins's almost classical version.



    The old Hammond B3 organ has experienced a revival over the past few years. Jimmy Smith, on the other hand, can look back on a great musical and commercial success story ever since the Fifties - as with Bashin'!



    Musicians:



    • Jimmy Smith (organ)

    • Phil Woods (saxophone)

    • Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen (trumpet)

    • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (trombone)

    • Barry Galbraith (guitar)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Ed Shaughnessy, Don Bailey (drums)




    Recording: March 1962 in New York by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Walk on the Wild Side

    2. Ol' Man River

    3. In A Mellow Tone

    4. Step Right Up
    5. Beggar for the Blues
    6. Bashin'
    7. I'm an Old Cow Hand (From the Rio Grande)
    Jimmy Smith
    $34.99
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  • Blue Hour (Awaiting Repress) Blue Hour (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Blue Hour (Awaiting Repress)

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Blue Hour has such a logical match up that it is very surprising that it did not happen again. Stanley Turrentine, the most soulful of all tenor-saxophonists, teams up with Gene Harris and the Three Sounds, one of the most swinging soul jazz trios, a group that was at the height of its popularity. The results are magical and timeless. At the time of this Dec. 16, 1960 recording, Stanley Turrentine was 26 and on the verge of stardom in the jazz world and beyond. In the 1950s he had worked with Lowell Fulson, Earl Bostic and other r&b bands. Most significant were his 1959-60 stint with Max Roach and his recordings with Jimmy Smith which helped lead to his signing with Blue Note. From the start, Turrentine's fat tone, soulful style and ability to put a maximum amount of emotion into every single note made him instantly recognizable. Gene Harris was Turrentine's equivalent on piano. His gutsy and bluesy style mixed together Oscar Peterson with Junior Mance. He formed the Three Sounds with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy in 1956 and the group was such a hit that they recorded 12 albums for Blue Note during 1958-62 including four in 1960 alone. Blue Hour features the original "Blue Riff" plus four of the most beloved songs in blues and jazz history. No matter how many times one has heard such songs as "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You," "Willow Weep For Me" and "Since I Fell For You," these versions are still very special. Turrentine and Harris have similar approaches, being jazz masters who loved to play the blues. They constantly echo each other's ideas and put such feeling into these vintage songs that they make every moment count. Stanley Turrentine and Gene Harris may have only teamed up this one time but Blue Hour is a classic that will be loved by anyone who is lucky enough to hear it.


    Features:

    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Stanley Turrentine
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Organ Grinder Swing Organ Grinder Swing Quick View

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    Organ Grinder Swing

    To many, Al Young writes, the organ truly did belong in church, in classical music, in movie palaces, or at the roller rink anyplace but in jazz. In the end, it was fans and listeners who turned the tide people for whom jazz was still a functioning social music. Jimmy Smith was the Hammond organ soloist most determined to break with the instruments past, incorporate modern idioms, and yet find his way to a new popular acceptance of the instrument, his ideas, and jazz itself.


    Kenny Burrell and Grady Tate are the perfect accompanists for Smiths organ-grinding, and the three musicians produced a true hit here with the title track.


    Recorded June 1965 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ:

    Tracks 2 and 6 on June 15

    Tracks 1 and 3-5 on June 16

    Original recordings produced by Creed Taylor

    Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder

    Side 1
    1 Organ Grinder's Swing

    2 Oh No, Babe

    3 Blues For J


    Side 2
    1 Greensleeves

    2 I'll Close My Eyes

    3 Satin Doll

    Jimmy Smith
    $32.99
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  • Soul Message Soul Message Quick View

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    Soul Message

    A successful combination of swinging boogaloo rhythms and sincere, soulful soloing, Soul Message is an enduring good-time record and a true gem in
    organist Richard "Groove" Holmes' illustrious career. Recorded in 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, this set more than lives up to
    "Groove's" middle name as the combo of Holmes, guitarist Gene Edwards, and drummer Jimmie Smith swing with carefree ease through two originals
    and four jazz standbys, including a smash hit version of "Misty." Jazz fans in search of some seriously swinging organ jazz need look no further than Soul
    Message - now available on vinyl.
    1. Groove's Groove
    2. Daahoud
    3. Misty
    4. Song For My Father
    5. The Things We Did Last Summer
    6. Soul Message
    Richard Groove Holmes
    $21.99
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  • Midnight Special Midnight Special Quick View

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    Midnight Special

    Jimmy Smith's April 25, 1960 session with the perfect cast of Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Donald Bailey produced this classic album that is the pinnacle of the organ-tenor style. A perfect selection of material played at the perfect tempo by great musicians who connect on the deepest, most soulful level.


    Jimmy Smith, organ
    Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
    Kenny Burrell, guitar
    Donald Bailey, drums

    Jimmy Smith
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  • '75 '75 Quick View

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    '75

    Feel Like Makin' Love
    Testifyin'
    More to Life
    Got My Mojo Workin'
    St. Thomas Calypso
    Jazz Scattin'
    Lookin' Ain't Gettin'
    Jimmy Smith
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  • I'm Gon' Git Myself Together I'm Gon' Git Myself Together Quick View

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    I'm Gon' Git Myself Together

    1. I Know What I Want
    2. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
    3. Uh Ruh
    4. I'm Gon' Git Myself Together
    5. Dirty Roosta Booga
    6. Spill The Wine
    7. Need Mo'
    8. Sugar, Sugar
    Jimmy Smith
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  • In The Beginning (200 Gram Vinyl) In The Beginning (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    In The Beginning (200 Gram Vinyl)


    Mastered From The Original Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    200-Gram Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush and Hubert Sumlin and rock 'n' roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre.


    Before the Montreaux Jazz Festival, before Bowie's Let's Dance album, before Texas Flood, before the Grammys, before the cocaine and alcohol abuse, before the redemption of sobriety, before the joyful In Step and Family Style ..... before August 27, 1990..... before the all-star tributes, before The Legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan......


    There was an unknown, hardworking 24-year-old gunslinger named Little Stevie Vaughan, learning his craft the hard way in the trenches of the Austin Texas clubs, trying his darndest to get out of the shadow of his famous older brother Jimmie.


    It wouldn't be long.


    Anyone lucky enough to have been in the audience at this early live show, on April Fools Day in 1980, could have told you that. Young Stevie Vaughan (he had yet to become Stevie Ray) blasted the hometown crowd with a style that was already very well-formed. With Chris Layton on drums and bassist Jackie Newhouse (Tommy Shannon would join up a year later), his basic sound was already in place, albeit still in need of some polishing.


    Taken from the surviving two-track master, Vaughan's guitar is raw and in your face every note of the way. His takes on Freddie King's In the Open and the lengthy Tin Pan Alley are the real highlights here.


    As we did with our vaunted box set reissues, Texas Hurricane, again Analogue Productions is bringing you the finest-sounding Stevie Ray Vaughan collections ever preserved on 200-gram vinyl. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at Quality Record Pressings.


    There's not a link in this chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy. We're passionate about the blues AND Stevie Ray and the passion shows up here in spades.

    1. In The Open
    2. Slide Thing
    3. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
    4. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
    5. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place in Town)
    6. Love Struck Baby
    7. Tell Me
    8. Shake for Me
    9. Live Another Day
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blow-Up Soundtrack Blow-Up Soundtrack Quick View

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    Blow-Up Soundtrack

    Blow-Up is a soundtrack album by Herbie Hancock featuring music composed for Michelangelo Antonioni's cult film Blow-Up, released in 1966. Musically the songs evoke the ambience of swinging Sixties' London with grooves that create effective bluesy Jazz moods on the slow pieces, and funky ones on the up-tempo tracks.


    The album features performances by Hancock on keys, Freddie Hubbard and Joe Newman on trumpet, Phil Woods and Joe Henderson on sax, Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Rumours go that either the fabled Jimmy Smith or Paul Griffin played the Hammond organ on this record.


    Rock fans remember the film and the soundtrack for the inclusion of a rare Yardbirds number, Stroll On (actually, an adaptation of Tiny Bradshaw's The Train Kept A-Rollin'), one of only three songs they recorded with both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on guitars. The bassline to Bring Down The Birds was sampled by Deee-Lite for their 1990 hit single Groove Is In The Heart featuring Bootsy Collins.

    1. Main Title - "Blow Up"
    2. Verushka Part I
    3. Verushka Part II
    4. The Naked Camera
    5. Bring Down The Birds
    6. Jane's Theme
    7. Stroll On
    8. The Thief
    9. The Kiss
    10. Curiosity
    11. Thomas Studies Photos
    12. The Bed
    13. End Title - "Blow Up"
    Herbie Hancock
    $34.99
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  • Great Jazz Standards (Pure Pleasure) Great Jazz Standards (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Great Jazz Standards (Pure Pleasure)

    Great Jazz Standards was recorded when Evans was red-hot from two successes with Miles Davis, Miles Ahead and Porgy And Bess.
    Evans' signature brass choir is in place - creatively voiced, spaciously arranged, a supple, multi-coloured, sonically surprising counterpoint to a succession of superb soloists. The added bonus, for Evans' projects, is the foregrounding of saxophone and clarinet soloists Steve Lacy and Budd Johnson.
    Lacy and the original swing-to-bop missing link, Johnson, are the ones who will make the hair on your neck curl. Lacy's solos on Monk's Straight No Chaser and John Lewis' Django must be some of the finest pre-free improvisations he recorded, already heading from quirky to out-there. Johnson's clarinet solo on Don Redman's spooky, swing-meets-whole tone classic, Chant Of The Weed, and slow-burning, stirring tenor solo on Evans' La Nevada are some of the finest the all-but-forgotten genius ever recorded. Trumpeter Johnny Coles, has the inevitable misfortune of being compared to Miles Davis and being found to be ... different. Sunny, open and extroverted, he may not be a stylist of Davis' proportions, but he's an enjoyable alternative foil for Evans' arrangements.
    A magnificent but neglected album, and still coming up fresh as daisies.




    Musicians:



    • Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, clarinet)

    • Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone)

    • Al Block (woodwinds)

    • Johnny Coles, Allen Smith (trumpet)

    • Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)

    • Bill Barber (tuba)

    • Gil Evans (piano)

    • Chuck Wayne (guitar)

    • Dick Carter (bass)

    • Elvin Jones (drums)



    Recording: February 1959

    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.



    Gil Evans
    $34.99
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  • Special Requests (and other favorites) Special Requests (and other favorites) Quick View

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    Special Requests (and other favorites)

    Kenny Burrell has appeared on so many essential jazz
    recordings that jazz history and his biography seem
    irretrievably intertwined. Billie Holiday's valedictory
    rumination Lady Sings the Blues, Jimmy Smith's epochal funk
    throwdown Back at the Chicken Shack, Tony Bennett's Carnegie
    Hall debut - Kenny Burrell played guitar for them all. Even Jimi
    Hendrix once remarked, Kenny Burrell - that's the sound I'm
    looking for. Here is Burrell captured live at the West-Coast jazz
    mecca, Catalina's, in an easy-going program of some of his
    most-requested tunes along with a few of his personal favorites
    thrown in. Jazz tunes by Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, the
    Duke and others are here all given the ever-tasteful Burrell
    treatment.


    Musicians:

    Kenny Burrell, guitar

    Justo Almario, tenor sax

    Tom Ranier, piano

    Tony Dumas, bass

    Clayton Cameron, drums

    1. Killer Joe
    2. Little Sunflower
    3. The Summer Knows
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Bye Bye Blackbird
    6. In a Sentimental Mood
    Kenny Burrell
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  • Soul Eyes Soul Eyes Quick View

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    Soul Eyes

    Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will release her debut full-length album Soul Eyes on Blue Note Records. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), the album touches upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. Kandace counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them.


    Kandace's journey to discovering her uniqueness didn't happen overnight. In fact, her 2014 self-titled debut EP had a decidedly contemporary R&B/hip-hop bent with production by Pop & Oak (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel). The EP was incredibly well-received and led to performances on Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals.


    Kandace was dubbed a "suave songstress" (Wall Street Journal), "a versatile and vital artist" (Afropunk), and "a vocal force to be reckoned with" (Okayplayer). Essence Magazine named her a New & Next artist and Interview Magazine made her their Music Discovery, writing that while "Hearing the word jazz might revert a listener's thoughts to the music of yesteryear...Up-and-comer Kandace Springs aims to change this notion. The singer, songwriter, and pianist blends elements of soul, jazz, and pop, producing a unique and modern twist on the genre that appeals to young and old listeners alike."


    As amazing an experience as that was, as Kandace got ready to record her album she couldn't shake the feeling that she wasn't yet singing her true self. Conversations with her longtime producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers led to soul searching and rethinking her musical direction. Also during this period, Kandace attracted the attention of Prince, who heard her makeover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" on the website Okayplayer. The music icon invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. "He encouraged me a lot before I recorded this new record, especially during the time in which I was trying to figure out my sound," Kandace says. "He told me that I needed to do what comes naturally to me. He was absolutely right."


    For Soul Eyes, Kandace continued working closely with Rogers and Sturken, but they also recruited Klein to help the singer bring out her distinctive artistic traits. "Larry wanted me to be free in the studio," she recalls. "I've been through a lot of other sessions in which the producer tries to take control of your sound. Larry was just like, 'Go in and play what you feel.' That ultimately led to the best outcome; he captured this record perfectly."


    Klein praises Kandace as a "natural." "In this era, in which flash and hunger for fame is often equated with talent, she's that rare person who sings and plays because that is what she needs to do in life," he says. "When I first heard Kandace, I was sold after hearing one song. Her smoky voice coupled with a sense of phrasing way beyond her years, and her angular way of accompanying herself on piano grabbed me right away."


    The eleven songs contained on Soul Eyes are a mix of Kandace's originals and co-writes as well as the jazz classic "Soul Eyes" and songs by Jesse Harris, Shelby Lynne, War, and others. The album features Kandace's playing piano alongside an illustrious cast of musicians that includes trumpeter Terence Blanchard, guitarists Dean Parks and Jesse Harris, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, organist Pete Kuzma, bassist Dan Lutz, percussionist Pete Korpela.

    1. Talk To Me
    2. Soul Eyes feat. Terence Blanchard
    3. Place To Hide
    4. Thought It Would Be Easier
    5. Novocaine Heart
    6. Neither Old Nor Young
    7. Too Good Too Last feat. Terence Blanchard
    8. Fall Guy
    9. The World Is A Ghetto
    Kandace Springs
    $19.99
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  • The London Sessions The London Sessions Quick View

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    The London Sessions

    Mary J. Blige has once again confounded expectations and ventured into new musical territory by crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with some of this
    decade's most celebrated UK musical talent - including Disclosure, Eg White, Emile SandÉ, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS and Sam Smith
    - and recorded a new studio album, The London Sessions. This extraordinary new collection will be released on Capitol Records.
    1. Therapy
    2. Doubt
    3. Not Loving You
    4. When You're Gone
    5. Right Now
    6. My Loving
    7. Long Hard Look
    8. Whole Damn Year
    9. Nobody But You
    10. Pick Me Up
    11. Follow
    12. Worth My Time

    Mary J. Blige
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  • Unity Unity Quick View

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    Unity

    On Unity, jazz organist Larry Young began to display some of the angular drive that made him a natural for the jazz-rock explosion to come barely four years later. While about as far from the groove jazz of Jimmy Smith as you could get, Young hadn't made the complete leap into freeform jazz-rock either. Here he finds himself in very distinguished company: drummer Elvin Jones, trumpeter Woody Shaw, and saxman Joe Henderson. Young was clearly taken by the explorations of saxophonists Coleman and Coltrane, as well as the tonal expressionism put in place by Sonny Rollins and the hard-edged modal music of Miles Davis and his young quintet.
    1. ZOLTAN (Woody Shaw)
    2. MONKS DREAM (Thelonious Monk)
    3. IF (Joe Henderson)
    4. THE MOONTRANE (Woody Shaw)
    5. SOFTLY AS A MORNING SUNRISE
    6. BEYOND ALL LIMITS (Woody Shaw)
    Larry Young
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  • Holy Fire Holy Fire Quick View

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    Holy Fire

    It's all a long way from the group's early years in Oxford, where Yannis Philippakis (26), Jack Bevan (27), Walter Gervers (28), Edwin Congreave (28) and Jimmy Smith (28) convened after spells in various well regarded bands such as The Edmund Fitzgerald, whose intricacies were a league away from the Libertines-influenced indie skiffle and American garage rock that dominated at the time.


    Debut album Antidotes (2004) attempted to capture the live energy and sense of spontaneity that had made Foals one of the most sought-after live acts in the UK. 2007 follow-up Total Life Forever was a surprise to many (Foals never sit still for long) dealing in more expansive, eloquent sounds and a more mellow feel inspired in part by Foals' long-time enthusiasm for weed. Now, as they approach their 30s, Foals are moving on from the kind of lost boys club element to how we've lived for the past six years to make their best music yet.

    1. Prelude
    2. Inhaler
    3. My Number
    4. Bad Habit
    5. Everytime
    6. Late Night
    7. Out of the Woods

    8. Milk & Black Spiders
    9. Providence

    10. Stepson
    11. Moon
    Foals
    $24.99
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    Englewood Cliffs Sessions (On Sale)

    In legendary Jazz producer Rudy Van Gelder's studio's Englewood Cliff Sessions came to life; a Souljazz album by Dutch Jazz organist Rob Mostert.


    It's a truly buzzing album, too; Influenced by great artists such as Jimmy Smith, Jimy McCriff, J.S. Bach, en Herbie Hancock and inspired by his surroundings, Rob recorded an album with Rudy that howls, moans, and swings like no other.


    All the great music that was recorded there for labels such as Blue Note, Verve! and CTI seeped out of the walls and immersed Rob in a Smooth jazz esthetic.
    Beautiful Hammond Souljazz, now also available on vinyl!


    180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Gatefold sleeve

    Includes one bonus track Blues DeLuxe

    Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder (Blue Note Records)

    LP1
    Side A


    The D.O.G.
    Killer Bee
    Organic Moves


    Side B


    All I Need
    Hey Jop
    Song For My Daddy
    Sales Call


    LP2
    Side A


    Groove Control
    You Sexy Thang
    Back At The Chicken Shack


    Side B


    BluesDeLuxe
    Summertime
    Black Coffee
    J's Blues (Song For Julian)

    Rob Mostert
    $35.99 $28.43 Save $7.56 (21%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition)

    Sam Smith has just announced that he is re-releasing his award-winning (and chart-topping) debut album In The Lonely Hour as the new, double-LP set In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition -- a move that he calls his final bow before his second album.


    The release's second LP will be filled with one-off tracks and covers, as well as a brand-new song called Drowning Shadows. Produced by frequent Smith collaborators Jimmy Napes and Steve Fitzmaurice, Drowning Shadows is a stripped back, heart-wrenching ballad per the press release (would you expect anything less?).


    Also included are covers of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston, as well as Smith's collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Disclosure, and more.


    --Natalie Weiner, billboard

    LP1
    1. Money On My Mind
    2. Good Thing
    3. Stay With Me
    4. Leave Your Lover
    5. I'm Not The Only One
    6. I've Told You Now
    7. Like I Can
    8. Life Support
    9. Not In That Way
    10. Lay Me Down
    11. Restart
    12. Latch (Acoustic)
    13. La La La
    14. Make It To Me


    LP2
    1. Drowning Shadows
    2. Love Is A Losing Game
    3. Nirvana
    4. How Will I Know?
    5. Omen (Acoustic) feat. Disclosure
    6. Latch feat. Disclosure (Live from Madison Square Garden, New York)
    7. Stay With Me Feat. Mary J Blige
    8. I'm Not The Only One Feat. A$AP Rocky
    9. Lay Me Down Feat. John Legend

    Sam Smith
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Freedom Suite

    A successful combination of swinging boogaloo rhythms and sincere, soulful soloing, Soul Message is an enduring good-time record and a true gem in
    organist Richard "Groove" Holmes' illustrious career. Recorded in 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, this set more than lives up to
    "Groove's" middle name as the combo of Holmes, guitarist Gene Edwards, and drummer Jimmie Smith swing with carefree ease through two originals
    and four jazz standbys, including a smash hit version of "Misty." Jazz fans in search of some seriously swinging organ jazz need look no further than Soul
    Message - now available on vinyl.


    With 15 albums under his belt, Sonny Rollins was poised to make a bold statement with 1958's Freedom Suite. Sporting a Mohawk haircut on the inside
    cover, Rollins was driven by the political climate at the time, acknowledging and questioning his place in society as an African American in the midst of the
    Civil Rights Movement. In the nearly 20-minute long title track, comprised of five movements, Rollins and his longtime collaborators - drummer Max
    Roach and bassist Oscar Pettiford - were able to dig deep and explore the melodic structure. Side B is comprised of four Broadway showtunes and
    standards, which Rollins, Roach and Pettiford make their own. An inspired and vibrant boundary-pushing album.

    1. The Freedom Suite
    2. Someday I'll Find You
    3. Will You Still Be Mine?
    4. Till There Was You (Take 4)
    5. Shadow Waltz
    Sonny Rollins
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    A Whisper of Love (Awaiting Repress)


    Available For The First Time On 180-Gram LP


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    New Photographs Of The Artist From The Three Blind Mice/Sony Music Archive


    Ayako Hosokawa was the darling of Three Blind Mice Records. Her sweet and charming demeanor was perfectly matched to a honey-dripped alto and playful interpretations. She had two early-career hits for Tee Fujii's label, To Mr. Wonderful and No Tears, both popular hits for the singer. But there is a special place in many jazz-vocal-lovers' hearts for her 1993 release A Whisper of Love, a late hit for TBM and an enduring classic in East Asian countries. Working with top-notch American session players (Tee Carson, Jimmie Smith, Ray Loeckle and John Hettel) and recorded in her adopted home of San Francisco, Hosokawa has never been smoother, more comfortable than she is here.


    First time ever on 180-gram LP release, A Whisper of Love, playlist was shortened and new artwork was created for the jacket's back. The eight tracks are the finest example of Ayako Hosokawa's vocal and interpretive prowess: smoothly swinging and delightfully playful. This is a rare opportunity to experience Three Blind Mice's premiere singer in a surprising new way.

    1. Dream a Little Dream of Me
    2. Too Young
    3. Sea of Love
    4. Someone That I Used to Love
    5. That's All
    6. Tea For Two
    7. These Foolish Things
    8. I've Got You Under My Skin
    9. For All We Know
    10. I Wish You Love
    11. A Cottage For Sale
    12. It's All in the Game
    13. Tears in Heaven
    Ayako Hosokawa
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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