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Jutta HippJutta Hipp – The German Recordings 1952 to 1955 – Lost Tapes ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
Rare work from female pianist Jutta Hipp – an artist who's probably known to most for her Blue Note sessions of the 50s, but who's heard here on some German recordings from younger years! Most of the material is live, but well-recorded – and even at this point, Hipp's touch on the piano is sublime – very fluid, yet focused and hard-swinging too – at a level that made her one of the best hardbop pianists on the European scene of the postwar years. Other players on these tracks include Hans Koller on tenor on four tracks, Joki Freund on tenor on two more – plus a bit of guitar from Atilla Zoller and some trombone from Albert Mangelsdorff. Titles include "Serpentinen", "You Go To My Head", "Sound Koller", "Daily Double", "Gone With The Wind", "Erroll's Bounce", "Blues After Hours", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". CD

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Wolfgang LauthNoch Lauther ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $18.99 26.99
Early work from the great Wolfgang Lauth – a key figure in German modern jazz during the 50s, but an artist who never fully got his due on this side of the Atlantic! Lauth is in the lead on piano, but many of the tracks on this set also feature great work on vibes by Fritz Hartschuh – a wonderful player who has this hard, chromatic style that's a key bridge between late Lionel Hampton and young Bobby Hutcherson – fierce in tone, but also very sensitive to color shadings as well. The mix of vibes and piano is wonderful – different than the modes of Milt Jackson and John Lewis, even though clearly inspired by them – and the groups also feature appearances from players who include Joki Freund and Rudi Steuranagel on tenor, Albert Mangelsdorff and Egon Denu on trombone and the core rhythm duo of Wolfgang Wagner on bass and Joe Hackbarth on drums. Titles include "Festival 57", "Warum Bist Du Fortegagangen", "Claude", "Dentology", "Waltz For People Who Hate Waltzes", "Sunday Picnic", and "Tele Funky". CD

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✨✧ Jutta HippJutta Hipp Quintet – New Faces New Sounds From Germany (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing early bop session from Germany! During the 50s, pianist Jutta Hipp cut a number of straighter sides for Blue Note that were recorded in the US – but this first album has her working with German contemporaries like Joki Freund on tenor sax and Emil Mangelsdorff on alto, carving out a dark little batch of tracks with a sharper edge than you'd expect! Although Hipp's the leader, it's the amazing horn interplay that really makes the record shine – as Mangelsdorff and Freund work in unison on many of the intros to the songs, cutting back and forth like a double-edged sword, then breaking out into wonderfully compact solos. About 3 tracks feature Hipp in a trio, but the remaining 5 feature this quintet – and it's just great! Titles include "Cleopatra", "Mon Petit", "What's New", and "Variations". 2015 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them! LP, Vinyl record album

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