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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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A collection of live recordings with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, from 1938 at the Cotton Club in New York City and from 1940 at the Southland Cafe in Boston; with Danny Barket, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, and Harold Baker on trumpet; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, and Juan Tizol on trombone; ... LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of recordings from the 40s, with sidemen that include Juan Tizol and Lawrence Brown on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Barney Bigard on clarinet and tenor, Ben Webster on tenor, Ray Nance and Wallace Jones on trumpet, with Fred Guy on guitar, Junior Raglin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Duke's Big 4 here are a quartet of jazz legends – Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson – all working with Duke himself to serve up unique small combo versions of older Ellington full band classics! The mix of piano, guitar, bass, and drums is a bit unusual for Ellington – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great high concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an ... LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Italian session from guitarist Barney Kessel – with Giovanni Tommaso on bass and Daniel Humair on drums – and a set of unusual tracks that include "Reflections In Rome", "Caliente Blues", "Carlo's Dream", "The Opener", "Free ... LP, Vinyl record album
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond ... LP, Vinyl record album
With Steve Lipkins, Joe Bauer, Max Kaminsky, Bunny Berigan, Bob Cusumano, and Ray McKinney on trumpets; Walt Mercurio, Les Jenkins, Artie Foster, and Red Bone on trombones; John Dixon on clarinet and alto, Clyde Rounds, Fred Stulce, and Mike Doty on alto, Bud Freeman on tenor, Dick Jones on piano ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great later sleeper from Brian Auger – a record that's much deeper and more soulful than some of his earlier work – and done in a soaring style that's really great! Alex Lighterwood sings as much as Auger plays the keys here, but that's ok with us – because he fuses his voice ... LP, Vinyl record album
A live set from this obscure Mexican jazz combo – recorded in the early 60s, in a mode that's kind of a small combo take on an Ellington sound, but with some freer twists too! The approach is nicely offbeat – starting out familiar at first, but then opening up with some offbeat ... LP, Vinyl record album