Stanley Cowell - Travellin' Man (1969) {Black Lion BLCD760178 rel 1992}

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Stanley Cowell - Travellin' Man (1969) {Black Lion BLCD760178 rel 1992}

Stanley Cowell - Travellin' Man (1969) {Black Lion BLCD760178 rel 1992}
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© 1969, 1992 Black Lion | BLCD760178
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Stanley Cowell is simply dazzling throughout most of these 1969 trio sessions made for Black Lion, excelling as a composer and pianist. He's accompanied by the sympathetic playing of bassist Steve Novosel and drummer Jimmy Hopps. The tantalizing opener, "Departure," constantly shifts gears in a driving post-bop setting, as Novosel's droning arco bass and Hopps' over the top percussion contrast with the beauty of the leader's ballad "Sweet Song." The gorgeous and understated jazz waltz "Wedding March" was actually composed for the entry of the bridesmaids at the composer's nuptials.

Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor (1982) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBRX0197}

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Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor (1982) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBRX0197}

Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor (1982) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBRX0197}
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© 1982, 2014 Atlantic / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBRX0197
R'n'B / Soul / Disco / Funk

RARE GLORIA GAYNOR ATLANTIC ALBUM DEBUTS ON CD IN ORIGINAL FORM! Grammy Award winner and Hall of Famer, GLORIA GAYNOR was born on the 7th of September 1949 in Newark, N.J. and sang as a young girl in her school choir, mixed chorus and her school’s girl glee club. While she knew she one day wanted to have a career in music, GLORIA GAYNOR still went to school with the aim of having something to fall back on and studied beauty and business courses.

Various Artists - Jazz From America On Disques Vogue (2015) {20CD Sony Music Box Set}

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Various Artists - Jazz From America On Disques Vogue (2015) {20CD Sony Music Box Set}

Various Artists - Jazz From America On Disques Vogue (2015) {20CD Sony Music Box Set}
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© 2015 Sony Music / Legacy / Disques Vogue | 88875140962
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Swing / Mainstream Jazz

42 original albums (+4 EPs and 27 Singles) gathered on 20CDs ‘Jazz From America On Disques Vogue’ reviews the revolutionary passage from the 78 rpm to the Long-Play era. A totally cool little package – one that features 20 different CDs, each done as a different tiny replica of a 10" LP that originally appeared on the Vogue Records label overseas! Vogue was well-known for recording important sessions by American jazzmen in Paris in the early 50s – but this package brings together work that was recorded in America by many of the same artists, and issued by Vogue in unique packages overseas – many of which are replicated here, along with bonus material too! The set features 20 CDs, but includes 40 different albums – as each CD features tracks from original 10" album releases – with full details on tracks, personnel, and other information in the large booklet provided – a great complement to the records by artists who include Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Red Norvo, Lester Young, Mahalia Jackson, Spirit Of Memphis Quartet, Wynonie Harris, Earl Bostic, Charlie Parker, Charlie Christian, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Sidney Bechet, Miles Davis, and others!

Mouse and the Traps - The Fraternity Years (1997) {Big Beat Records ‎CDWIKD171 rec 1965-1968}

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Mouse and the Traps - The Fraternity Years (1997) {Big Beat Records ‎CDWIKD171 rec 1965-1968}

Mouse and the Traps - The Fraternity Years (1997) {Big Beat Records ‎CDWIKD171 rec 1965-1968}
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© 1965-68, 1997 Big Beat Records / Ace Records | ‎CDWIKD 171
Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Garage Rock / Folk Rock

There are some who say that this early 1966 masterpiece does Dylan's 'Highway 61' period better than the master himself, said Lenny Kaye of "A Public Execution" in the liner notes to the epochal Nuggets compilation album from 1972. In the small but fiercely contested kingdom of Dylan imitators Texas' Mouse & The Traps stand tallest due to Execution. It was only a medium-sized hit in the United States back in the 1960s but has become renowned the World over in the years since, as one of the best records of its kind. In truth, while Ronnie 'Mouse' Weiss and his gang of Texas buddies would never deny the influence of Dylan's classic folk-rock, A Public Execution - shaped into a Dylan cop more by the studio machinations of producer Robin Hood Brians than anything else - was merely one facet of a band that could cover all the bases.

Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue (1978) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC5001 rel 2007}

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Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue (1978) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC5001 rel 2007}

Freddie Hubbard - Super Blue (1978) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC5001 rel 2007}
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© 1978, 2007 Mosaic Records / Mosaic Contemporary / Sony BMG Music | MSC 5001 / A702943
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Trumpet

Freddie Hubbard's Super Blue, finally available on CD, is a minor classic—overlooked, perhaps, because it lies in the long shadow of the titan trumpeter's earlier output, or because it was recorded in the middle of a lackluster phase at Columbia. But Blue is a late-summer sleeper. Reassembling some of the best talent from his CTI dates—Joe Henderson (tenor), Hubert Laws (flute), Ron Carter (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums) and George Benson (guitar), plus Kenny Barron (acoustic and electric keyboards), a jam-mate from Hubbard's groups of the later 1960s—the session proves that commercial accessibility can coexist with high artistic standards.

Rosalía - El Mal Querer (2018) {Sony Music 19075887962 rec 2017-18} (Complete Artwork)

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Rosalía - El Mal Querer (2018) {Sony Music 19075887962 rec 2017-18} (Complete Artwork)

Rosalía - El Mal Querer (2018) {Sony Music 19075887962 rec 2017-18} (Complete Artwork)
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© 2018 Sony Music | 19075887962
Art Pop / Flamenco Pop / Latin Pop / Spanish / Flamenco Nuevo

Latin pop has gone through many permutations and evolutionary changes over the last decade, becoming a new frontier in the creative arts. Rosalía Vila Tobella provides yet another direction on her sophomore full-length, El Mal Querer (The Evil Will). The Catalan-born, Barcelona-based singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer gained a Latin Grammy nomination for her 2017 date, Los Ángeles, an album that offered her own stripped-down take on flamenco and won her fans among the most popular artists in Latin pop – including J Balvin, who enlisted her as a collaborator on his Top 20 single "Brillo" from Vibras.

Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi (1957) {Verve--DCC Jazz, GZS-1074 rel 1995}

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Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi (1957) {Verve--DCC Jazz, GZS-1074 rel 1995}

Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi (1957) {Verve–DCC Jazz, GZS-1074 rel 1995}
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© 1957, 1995 Verve / DCC Jazz | GZS-1074 | Mono | 24-Gold
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

This release presents the complete album Getz Meets Mulligan on HI-FI, including the two last tunes from the session, originally issued on another LP Getz and Mulliogan's only collaboration ever in a quintet format. The trade horns on the album's first three tracks, allowing the listener the rare opportunuty to hear Getz on baritone and Mulligan on tenor.

Jana Lewitová & Rudolf Měřinský - Lute Songs in 16th and 17th Century Europe (1991) {ARTA Records F 1 0017-2211}

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Jana Lewitová & Rudolf Měřinský - Lute Songs in 16th and 17th Century Europe (1991) {ARTA Records F 1 0017-2211}

Jana Lewitová & Rudolf Měřinský - Lute Songs in 16th and 17th century Europe (1991) {ARTA Records F 1 0017-2211}
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© 1991 ARTA Records | F 1 0017-2211
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Vocals / Lute

We shall probably never know when it was that a human voice first joined a musical instrument in song. Classical antiquity was familiar with the combination, and though we may feel that the divine Apollo with his golden lyre is not convincing evidence, the poets who accompanied their lyrics with a lyre or kithara in Olympic contests are historically attested. The biblical David with his harp, singing to allay the wrath of King Saul, became the symbol of the human and the divine principles in art. From time immemorial the human voice, a gift from above – from God, Nature or the Fates – accompanied by a musical instrument devised by man (perhaps to feel himself closer to the Creator), has given expression to the inexpressible – the very essence of music.

McCoy Tyner - Prelude and Sonata (1995) {Milestone MCD 9244-2 rec 1994}

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McCoy Tyner - Prelude and Sonata (1995) {Milestone MCD 9244-2 rec 1994}

McCoy Tyner - Prelude and Sonata (1995) {Milestone MCD 9244-2 rec 1994}
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© 1995 Milestone / Videoarts Music | MCD 9244-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Understated genius from McCoy Tyner – and exactly the sort of record that shows why his catalog is always worth searching out! The album's got a lot more subtlety than his immediate post-Coltrane sides of the 70s – righteousness maybe a bit more on the backburner, but not so much so that the album loses its soul – because even though the title's maybe a bit uptown, the execution's a lot more down to earth – filled with warm changes and sharply personal moments, played by a group that includes Joshua Redman on tenor, Antonio Hart on alto, Christian McBride on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums.

Quattro Mani - Re-Structures (2017) {Bridge Records BRIDGE 9496}

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Quattro Mani - Re-Structures (2017) {Bridge Records BRIDGE 9496}

Quattro Mani - Re-Structures (2017) {Bridge Records BRIDGE 9496}
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© 2017 Bridge Records | BRIDGE 9496
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Modern Classical / Piano

Quattro Mani's latest disc has the intrepid duo playing a far-ranging selection of new compositions. The Hungarian Kurtág's microtonal pianos, The Danish Ruders's virtuosic harpsichord & piano writing, and Tod Machover's Boulez tribute give the disc an international flavor that even includes Tango by way of Israeli composer Ofer Ben-Amots.

Mal Waldron - Blues For Lady Day (1972) {Black Lion BLCD760193 rel 1993}

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Mal Waldron - Blues For Lady Day (1972) {Black Lion BLCD760193 rel 1993}

Mal Waldron - Blues For Lady Day (1972) {Black Lion BLCD760193 rel 1993}
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© 1972, 1993 Black Lion | BLCD760193
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Pianist Mal Waldron was Billie Holiday's final regular accompanist and has recorded several tributes to Lady Day through the years. This CD brings back a nine-song solo tribute that consists of eight songs associated with Holiday (including "Don't Blame Me," "You're My Thrill," "Strange Fruit" and "Mean to Me") plus Waldron's "Blues for Lady Day"; the emphasis is on thoughtful (and sometimes a bit downbeat) interpretations at ballad tempoes. The reissue adds two lengthy and unrelated trio improvisations with bassist Henk Haverhoek and drummer Pierre Courbois ("A Little Bit of Miles" and "Here, There and Everywhere") that actually have nothing to do with Lady Day but do feature Mal Waldron coming up with some interesting and fresh ideas.

Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (1976) {2014 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR0275}

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Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (1976) {2014 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR0275}

Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie (1976) {2014 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR0275}
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© 1976, 2014 Big Break Records / Cherry Red / Jupiter Records | CDBBR 0275
Disco / Funk / Dance / Pop

SILVER CONVENTION started life in Munich in 1974 as Silver Bird Convention when German song writing and producing partners Michael Kunzte and Sylvester Levay released the single ‘Save Me’ on Jupiter Records, enlisting three session singers to take care of the minimal vocal refrain on the track. With the "Bird” soon dropped from the acts name ‘Save Me’ became an international Disco hit heralding the start of continued success throughout the 70's. GET UP AND BOOGIE was the group’s second album released in 1976 and capitalized on the success of their debut, which is also available on BBR. Simply titled "Silver Convention” for the US market, GET UP AND BOOGIE confirmed the group’s reputation for very catchy, accessible dance floor music that was at the forefront of the Euro-disco movement.

Brian Eno & Peter Schwalm + Reiko Okano - Music for Onmyo-Ji (2000) {2CD Set Victor Japan VICP-60980~1}

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Brian Eno & Peter Schwalm + Reiko Okano - Music for Onmyo-Ji (2000) {2CD Set Victor Japan VICP-60980~1}

Brian Eno & Peter Schwalm + Reiko Okano - Music for Onmyo-Ji (2000) {2CD Set Victor Japan VICP-60980~1}
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© 2000 Victor Entertainment Japan / Opal | VICP-60980~1
Ambient / Experimental / Avant-Garde / Traditional Japan

Music for Onmyo-Ji is a two-CD album of music for the books of Reiko Okano. The first disc is by Reigakusya, the second by Brian Eno and J. Peter Schwalm. A double-CD, released only in Japan, which marks the first major team-up between Brian Eno and Peter Schwalm before their widely released Drawn From Life CD. The music on disc one is comprised of 14 tracks of traditional Japanese instruments, which are more appropriate for this CD, which is meant to accompany the Reiko Okano/Baku Yumemakura manga. The second disc leads one to ask what Schwalm actually adds to the mix in this collaboration.

Russ Garcia - Wigville (1955) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

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Russ Garcia - Wigville (1955) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

Russ Garcia - Wigville (1955) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
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© 1955, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6125 | LP BCP-1040
Jazz / Third Stream / Modern Arrangement

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. Pure genius from Russ Garcia – one of our favorite arrangers of the 50s, and one of the few who could be modern, swinging, and surprisingly soulful at the same time! The set features Garcia's Wigville Band – a mid 50s ensemble that featured the leading lights of the west coast scene, arranged in a style that had plenty of the tight counterpoint of the time, but which also broke out in these amazingly expressive solos.

Milt Jackson - Jackson's Ville (1956) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0175 rel 1992}

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Milt Jackson - Jackson's Ville (1956) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0175 rel 1992}

Milt Jackson - Jackson's Ville (1956) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0175 rel 1992}
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© 1956, 1992 Savoy Jazz / Denon Records / Nippon Columbia Japan | SV-0175
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Vibes

This fine 1956 date features Jackson leading a session that moves with ease and authority through a relaxing eight-minute ride on Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time," an Ellington ballad medley, and a pair of the vibist's own blues-based, hard bop compositions. The real treat here is Lucky Thompson's tenor sax. The Don Byas-influenced Thompson has a sound that invites the listener to luxuriate in its grace and strength. Thompson solos on "Mood Indigo" with a sublime, breathy legato, adding bite and rougher edges – without sacrificing nuance or subtlety – on Jackson's "Minor Conception" and "Soul in 3/4."