A pretty darn great set that captures bits from all of Stan Getz's bossa nova recordings for Verve! The set's got a whopping 4 CDs, and it features Getz working with the likes of Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa, Charlie Byrd, Gary McFarland, Laurindo Almeida, Astrud Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... read moreCD
The mighty Stan Getz – recorded in one of his greatest settings of the early 50s! The CD brings together 3 different live performances from the year 1952 – all of them featuring Stan in the company of guitarist Jimmy Raney, a key partner in crime during the time – working in ... read moreCD
A fantastic rare album cut by Stan Getz in Europe! The session features Getz as the main soloist with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and the overall sound is an incredible chapter in both the career of Getz and the CBBB. Given that most of the CBBB's soloists had a sharp angular sound, Getz's softer ... read moreCD
Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn/Allen Eager/Brew Moore —
Brothers ... CD Prestige, 1949/1952. Used ...
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining ... read moreCD
Bracingly brilliant work from the contemporary Chicago jazz underground – a beautiful date led by pianist Paul Giallorenzo, and featuring heavyweight contributions from Josh Berman on cornet, Dave Rempis on saxes, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums! The group's a perfect ... read moreCD
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Marshall Gilkes —
Koln ... CD Alternate Side (Germany), 2015. Used ...
Nice one! Dizzy did the soundtrack for the lost Shirley Clarke verite drama The Cool World – a beautiful black and white film shot mostly on location in the Harlem of the early 60s. Mal Wladron wrote the material for the score, and Diz plays the music with a moody emotionality that you don't ... read moreCD
Portrait of Jenny is a sweet slow and groovy funk LP recorded by Dizzy for the Perception label. Similar to his other LPs from the time (like Soul & Salvation) in that it's got a cool electric feel that you don't really associate with Diz. But also unique in that it's got these beautiful long ... read moreCD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)
Dizzy Gillespie —
Live 1957 ... CD Jazz Unlimited (Denmark), 1957. Used ...
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, et al —
Sittin In ... CD Verve, 1957. Used ...
A great little jam session from Verve – done in a style that's looser and freer than some of the JATP albums, and with a smaller group overall! Players include Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, and Wynton Kelly on piano – plus bass by ... read moreCD
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor ... read moreCD
Beautiful work from the always-great Benny Golson – a wonderfully understated quartet session that's filled with plenty of long tracks, and sublime solo work from Golson! Benny's performed in many settings over the years – all of which are great – but we're recently quite partial ... read moreCD
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of ... read moreCD
Nice British issue of Dexter Gordon's early bebop material recorded for the Dial label. This excellent package collects some key early work by Gordon – important west coast bop sides cut for the Dial label in the mid 40s! Dex's records of the time were some of the best burning out of LA ... read moreCD
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would ... read moreCD
An overlooked US date from 1970 – a set that Dexter Gordon recorded during a quick stop home from his time abroad – really cooking away in the Prestige studios with a great little rhythm section, in ways that are quite different than his better-known European work of the time! The ... read moreCD
Liz Gorrill & Charley Krachy —
Jazz Duet ... CD New Artists, 1989. Used ...
One of the greatest trumpeters on the European scene of the past few decades – heard here in a completely sublime setting! Dusko Goykovich has played in many styles and many ways, but hasn't ever done a date with full strings before – a long-overdue placement for his wonderful tone on ... read moreCD
An extremely soulful session from European trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – recorded in the US with a lineup that can't miss! The core rhythm trio features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – and the great Jimmy Heath joins Dusko on the frontline for ... read moreCD
One of the most sensitive, thoughtful albums we've ever heard from Stephane Grappelli – a later album in which the famous Parisian jazz violinist pays tribute to his long-departed partner – guitarist Django Reinhardt! The set's a bit more open than some of the pair's earlier recordings ... read moreCD
Seminal sounds from the LA scene of the late 40s – one of the most important records to showcase the tenor talents of the legendary Wardell Gray – a key player on the harder side of the west coast for its formative bop years – and one whose career was cut short all too soon! The ... read moreCD
A wonderful live set from the legendary Great Jazz Trio of Ron Carter, Tony Williams, and Hank Jones – one of the group's key Japanese albums of the 70s! As the title implies, the set was recorded live at the Village Vanguard – in a setting that has the trio stretching out even more ... read moreCD