Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall (1997) {Roost CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 rec 1947}

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall (1997) {Roost CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 rec 1947}

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall (1997) {Roost CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7 rec 1947}
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© 1947, 1997 Roost / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 57061 2 7
Jazz / Bebop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Nine years after Benny Goodman's groundbreaking concert, bebop finally came to Carnegie Hall. Most notable on this 1997 CD (which contains music that has been reissued many times, often incoherently) is the meeting between altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Joined by the underrecorded piano of John Lewis, bassist Al McKibbon and the slightly overrecorded drums of Joe Harris, Bird and Diz generate some real fireworks on five songs, and Parker's rendition of "Confirmation," and the CD's high point, is definitive and memorable.

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 14 - The Orioles + Beatrice Kay (2012 CP Records 233193/14 rec 1962}

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Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 14 - The Orioles + Beatrice Kay (2012 CP Records 233193/14 rec 1962}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 14 - The Orioles + Beatrice Kay (2012 CP Records 233193/14 rec 1962}
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© 1962, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 14
Jazz / Doo Wop / Jazz Blues / Early R'n'B / Spoken Word / Comedy

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?

Dominique Pifarely & Francois Couturier - Poros (1998) {ECM 1647}

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Dominique Pifarely & Francois Couturier - Poros (1998) {ECM 1647}

Dominique Pifarély & François Couturier - Poros (1998) {ECM 1647}
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© 1998 ECM Records | ECM 1647
Jazz / Chamber Music / Modern Creative / Violin / Piano

Dominique Pifarély—violinist and former co-leader of clarinetist Louis Sclavis’s acclaimed Acoustic Quartet—and pianist François Couturier—who since Anouar Brahem’s Khomsa has recorded a string of varied albums for ECM—team up for this unique collaboration. The resulting admixture of folk and modern classical influences finds the duo charting waters that might have otherwise remained glassy and still without the cut of their oars. The image is no mere metaphor, for the album’s title comes from French philosopher Sarah Kofman, who characterizes the concept in precisely these oceanic terms: a path through aquatic expanse that is just as vulnerable to erasure as it is to discovery. Its trailblazing implications rest on a blade of uncertainty, and therein lies their beauty.

Archie Shepp - Perfect Passions (1978) {West Wind WW 2082 rel 1992}

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Archie Shepp - Perfect Passions (1978) {West Wind WW 2082 rel 1992}

Archie Shepp - Perfect Passions (1978) {West Wind WW 2082 rel 1992}
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© 1978, 1992 West Wind | WW 2082
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Recorded in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland, this set of Archie Shepp's was played before it became his journeyman live gig. The greasy rhythm section includes Wilber Little on bass, the amazing Clifford Jarvis on drums, and German pianist Seigfried Kessler on piano. There are three tunes in the set: one of the finest and most involved harmonic performances of "Mama Rose"; "Billy Strayhorn's Lush Life," which is a mirror image of Coltrane's 1956 read, and goes on for a full 20 minutes.

Carole King - A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976 (1994) {2CD Set, Epic--Legacy E2K 48833}

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Carole King - A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976 (1994) {2CD Set, Epic--Legacy E2K 48833}

Carole King - A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection 1968-1976 (1994) {2CD Set, Epic–Legacy E2K 48833}
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© 1968-76, 1994 Ode / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | E2K 48833
Pop / Contemporary Pop / Soft Rock / Singer-Songwriter / Adult Contemporary

Carole King had already written an enormous amount of pop classics by the time she began her solo career in earnest in the late '60s. With her second album, Tapestry, King became one of the most popular and artistically successful singer/songwriters of the early '70s. King never matched the consistent brilliance of Tapestry, yet managed to record many fine songs during the rest of the decade. A Natural Woman collects all of her finest moments over the course of two discs. Tapestry is included in its entirety, along with the highlights from her other albums, making A Natural Woman the one essential King album – apart from Tapestry itself, of course.

Alfred Schnittke - Cello Concerto No.1, Hymns etc. (1990) {BIS Schnittke Edition, BIS-507} (Item #9)

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Alfred Schnittke - Cello Concerto No.1, Hymns etc. (1990) {BIS Schnittke Edition, BIS-507} (Item #9)

Alfred Schnittke - Cello Concerto No.1, Hymns etc. (1990) {BIS Schnittke Edition, BIS-507} (Item #9)
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© 1990 Grammofon AB BIS | BIS-CD-507
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Concerto

Schnittke’s first cello concerto was written during a near fatal time in his life, after having suffered a severe stroke in 1985, during which his heart stopped three times. Upon recovery he completed the concerto, the music becoming more dissonant and discordant, with the melodies more contorted.

Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013) {Jazz Village JV 570015}

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Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013) {Jazz Village JV 570015}

Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (2013) {Jazz Village JV 570015}
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© 2013 Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi | JV 570015
Jazz / Ethno Jazz / World Fusion / Modern Arrangement / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Vibes / Piano

On Sketches of Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke's first international release, the father of Ethio-Jazz's remarkably rich music reveals influences ranging from jazz and Latin American music to the traditional music of his homeland. Astatke has collaborated with numerous jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, and in 2005 was featured on the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch's film Broken Flowers. Conductor, arranger, master of the vibraphone and conga drums, Astatke now plays with his England-based group Step Ahead. On his new album, Astatke's uniquely rhythmic and colorful music weaves a modern groove into age-old melodies, and blends western classical music with Latin and Afro funk rhythms into a heady musical brew.

Leo Kottke - Try And Stop Me (2004) {Bluebird 82876-60645-2}

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Leo Kottke - Try And Stop Me (2004) {Bluebird 82876-60645-2}

Leo Kottke - Try And Stop Me (2004) {Bluebird 82876-60645-2}
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© 2004 Bluebird / RCA Victor / BMG | 82876-60645-2
Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / Contemporary Folk / New Acoustic

Even though six- and twelve-string master Leo Kottke's last solo album, released five years before, was named One Guitar, No Vocals, that could just as well have been the title of this one. Except for a set-closing vocal turn fronting Los Lobos on the Weavers' folk song "The Banks of Marble," the rest is just Kottke and his acoustic guitar. Together they make music that falls between folk, world, jazz, gospel, and the dreaded new age that is indelibly tied to Kottke's recognizable percussive style.

Archie Shepp - Little Red Moon (1985) {Soul Note SN 1112 CD rel 1986}

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Archie Shepp - Little Red Moon (1985) {Soul Note SN 1112 CD rel 1986}

Archie Shepp - Little Red Moon (1985) {Soul Note SN 1112 CD rel 1986}
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© 1985, 1986 Soul Note | SN 1112 CD
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

"Serious collectors and devoted Sheppherds only…" By 1985 Archie Shepp's tone on tenor had declined quite a bit from just a few years earlier. This should have been a strong set for the sidemen (trumpeter Enrico Rava, keyboardist Siegfried Kessler, bassist Wilbur Little and drummer Clifford Jarvis) are excellent and the repertoire is both diverse and challenging. However Shepp fouls up "Naima" by playing his out-of-tune soprano, talks and sings on the 18-minute "Little Red Moon" more than he plays tenor and his sax sounds quite sloppy on "Whisper Not" and "Sweet Georgia Brown." Despite some good moments from the supporting cast, this is one to skip.

Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons - The Cry! (1962) {Contemporary OJCCD-1945-2 rel 1993}

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Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons - The Cry! (1962) {Contemporary OJCCD-1945-2 rel 1993}

Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons - The Cry! (1962) {Contemporary OJCCD-1945-2 rel 1993}
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© 1962, 2001 Contemporary Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-1945-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Flute / Saxophone

In the early '60s, flutist Prince Lasha's work with alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons was often compared to the trailblazing free jazz that Ornette Coleman was exploring at the time. To be sure, Coleman was a major inspiration to both of them. And yet, The Cry! demonstrates that Lasha's work with Simmons had an avant-garde energy of its own. Coleman is a strong influence on this 1962 session – which Lasha co-led with Simmons – but The Cry! isn't an outright imitation of Coleman's work any more than Phil Woods' recordings are outright imitations of Charlie Parker's.

Bobby Timmons - The Prestige Trio Sessions (1964) {Prestige PRCD-24277-2 rel 2003}

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Bobby Timmons - The Prestige Trio Sessions (1964) {Prestige PRCD-24277-2 rel 2003}

Bobby Timmons - The Prestige Trio Sessions (1964) {Prestige PRCD-24277-2 rel 2003}
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© 1964, 2003 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24277-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

This CD reissue combines two long-available Prestige LPs by Bobby Timmons, Little Barefoot Soul and Chun-King. The first date was actually the pianist's debut for the label, and it nearly didn't take place at all. A quintet session suddenly turned into a trio with bassist Sam Jones and Ray Lucas, the latter a last minute substitution on drums. Although Timmons' jazz immortality was assured with his earlier hit "Moanin'," most of the originals sound as if they were written shortly beforehand and were still evolving. The standout among them is easily.

Keith Jarrett - J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1989) {ECM New Series 1395}

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Keith Jarrett - J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1989) {ECM New Series 1395}

Keith Jarrett - J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (1989) {ECM New Series 1395}
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© 1989 ECM Records | ECM New Series ECM 1395
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord

Keith Jarrett is incredibly gifted both as a painist and as a harpsichordist. That he chose the harpsichord for his rendition of the Golberg Variations suggests that he found it capable of rendering a closer approximation of his ideal interpretation of these works. Hearing it is indeed a great joy!

Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote - Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote (2020) {Universal Music}

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Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote - Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote (2020) {Universal Music}

Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote - Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote (2020) {Universal Music}
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© 2020 Uns Produções / Universal Music International
Música popular brasileira / MPB / Tropicalia / Brazilian Traditions / World Music

It is difficult to find someone who owns a work as complete in Brazilian music as Caetano Veloso. The singer, acclaimed in all corners of the planet where he stepped, reaches the age of 70 in full activity and creating new stories. When it comes to reframing then, he also does well. An example of this is the album “Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote”, released this Thursday (16th).

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Live at Ethell's (1987) {Mapleshade Records MS 56292 rel 1993}

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Clifford Jordan Quartet - Live at Ethell's (1987) {Mapleshade Records MS 56292 rel 1993}

Clifford Jordan Quartet - Live at Ethell's (1987) {Mapleshade Records MS 56292 rel 1993}
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© 1987, 1993 Mapleshade Records | MS 56292
Jazz / Straight-ahead Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan never seemed to record an uninspired album. This Mapleshade CD, cut live at a Baltimore club, matches Jordan with pianist Kevin O'Connell, bassist Ed Howard and drummer Vernel Fournier. In addition to four standards (including "Lush Life" and "'Round Midnight"), Jordan performs Stanley Cowell's "Cal Massey" and three of his own straight-ahead but diverse originals. Excellent advanced straight-ahead jazz from an underrated great.

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27368}

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Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27368}

Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan Quintet - Sprint (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27368}
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© 1982, 2013 Electra Musician / Asylum / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27368
Jazz / Post Bop / Flugelhorn / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A tremendous live performance from the group co-led by Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – two players who really bring a lot to each other's music! There's a mode here that really blows us away – a careful, sensitive approach that allows each horn player to hit their most lyrical moments – shading things in with a far richer palette of sounds than we might ever have expected. The rest of the group's a big factor for the album's sound, though – as it features the great pianist Garry Dial, who also wrote some of the tunes – plus Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Hirschfield on drums. Rodney plays trumpet and flugelhorn, and Sullivan plays flute, flugelhorn, alto, and soprano sax – on titles that include "How Do You Know", "As Time Goes By", "Sprint", "My Son The Minstrel", and "Speak Like A Child".