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Eddie Shu & Bob Hardaway - Jazz Practitioners (1954-55) {Bethlehem Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-62084 rel 2001}

Eddie Shu & Bob Hardaway - Jazz Practitioners (1954-55) {Bethlehem Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-62084 rel 2001}
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© 1954-55, 2001 Bethlehem / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-62084
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Not that this artist isn't pretty cool; far from it. Credited either as Bob Hardaway or Robert Hardaway, he spent much of the 20th century at the top of the studio musician scene in Los Angeles, playing a bewildering array of woodwind instruments — even bass clarinet, English horn, and alto flute — on a tall stack of records that stylistically give the impression of having been snatched at random out of a burning used record store, the Partridge Family, Dinah Washington, Bonnie Raitt, and his efforts with the Eddie Shu/Bob Hardaway Jazz Practitioners among them.
The Rein De Graaff Trio with Conte Candoli & Bob Cooper - Thinking Of You (1993) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection}

The Rein De Graaff Trio with Conte Candoli & Bob Cooper - Thinking Of You (1993) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1993, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6417
Jazz / Post Bop / West Coast Jazz / Piano Trio / Saxophone / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. West coast meets Dutch jazz – in this sweet set that features Bob Cooper on tenor and Conte Candoli on trumpet – both musicians who rose to fame in the LA scene of the 50s, but who still stand plenty strong here with the trio of Rein DeGraaff in the 90s! Cooper and Candoli continued to play often over the years – even after both had lost the opportunity to record much as leaders – and the musicians are in fine form here, with strong backing from Rein's trio that also features Koos Serierse on bass and Erik Ineke on drums.

VA - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: English Weather (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 20, 2017
VA - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: English Weather (2017)

VA - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: English Weather
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 78:37 min | 468 MB
Label: Ace - CDCHD 1484 | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017
Rock, Folk, Jazz

The latest project from two-thirds of Saint Etienne is a compact disc and deluxe double LP of music that represented the transition from psychedelia to prog as the 60s moved into the 70s. Most of it is not an easy listen, but it's always interesting, melodic, melancholy, with jazz and folk touches. While America may have licked its wounds at the turn of the seventies by turning to singer-songwriters, purveyors of homilies like teach your children well, Britain wasn't so ready to give up the trappings of psychedelia.
Gerry Mulligan - Mainstream Of Jazz - Special Edition (1956) {EmArcy Japan 826 993-2}

Gerry Mulligan - Mainstream Of Jazz - Special Edition (1956) {EmArcy Japan 826 993-2}
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© 1956, 1986 Mercury / EmArcy Japan | 826 993-2 / 32JD-126
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

One of three LPs recorded by the Gerry Mulligan Sextet of 1955-56, this set includes plenty of lesser-known songs including "Mainstream," "Igloo" and "Lollypop." With such strong soloists as baritonist Mulligan, the always swinging tenor of Zoot Sims, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and trumpeter Jon Eardley, this was a classic West Coast style jazz band and each of its recordings are worth acquiring.

VA - Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at April 15, 2017
VA - Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather (2017)

VA - Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather (2017)
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Folk | 1:18:35 | MP3 VBR V0 | 135 MB
Label: Ace Records

The latest project from two-thirds of Saint Etienne is a compact disc and deluxe double LP of music that represented the transition from psychedelia to prog as the 60s moved into the 70s. Most of it is not an easy listen, but it's always interesting, melodic, melancholy, with jazz and folk touches. While America may have licked its wounds at the turn of the seventies by turning to singer-songwriters, purveyors of homilies like teach your children well, Britain wasn't so ready to give up the trappings of psychedelia.

Louis Armstrong - Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz (10CDs, 2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 14, 2017
Louis Armstrong - Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz (10CDs, 2011)

Louis Armstrong - Satchmo: Ambassador Of Jazz (10CDs, 2011)
New Orleans Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,63 Gb
Label: Universal Music

This 10-CD set is as good a compendium of the genius of Louis Armstrong as anyone could wish for. It’s all here: the early years with the King Oliver and Fletcher Henderson bands, the glorious period of the Hot Fives and Sevens, the big band recordings of the Thirties, the collaborations with contemporaries such as Ella Fitzgerald. Then there are the later recordings, when Satchmo’s celebrity empowered him to soar over many political and racial divides. There’s also a fascinating unreleased Hollywood Bowl concert from 1956, a CD of “out-takes” from recording sessions, and a revealing interview with Dan Morgenstern.
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - Alive And Well In Paris (1968) {2010 Pathe Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More}

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - Alive And Well In Paris (1968) {2010 Pathe Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series}
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© 1968, 2010 Pathe / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50087 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Phil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine was a brilliant though short-lived quartet that made a handful of albums between 1968 and 1973, though most of them are long out of print. Happily, this early studio effort, with pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier, and drummer Daniel Humair, has been reissued in Japan by Toshiba-EMI, all of whom provide first-rate rhythmic support and make the most of their solos. The leader's "And When We Are Young" was written in tribute to Senator Robert Kennedy, who was gunned down by a cowardly assassin in the spring of 1968 in the midst of Kennedy's celebration of his presidential primary victory in California. The piece begins with a mournful dirge before cutting loose with some wailing post-bop.

Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1-3 [1991-1992]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at April 9, 2017
Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1-3 [1991-1992]

Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1-3 [1991-1992]
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Genre: Jazz-Funk | Label: Mastercuts | Catalog Number: CUTSCD 2/4/7

The Mastercuts label's great Classic Jazz-Funk series kicked off in 1991, and like the remainder of volumes released in its wake throughout the '90s, the first volume more or less concentrates on the '70s end of jazz-funk, as opposed to the form's beginnings during the '60s. Jazz artists were incorporating more potent and often easily danceable backbeats and were also allowing for the R&B of the time to infiltrate their sound, causing purists to shriek in horror at the break from tradition and – just as importantly – the crossover appeal.
Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}

Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}
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© 1954, 2002 Pacific Jazz / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9441 | Mini LP | Mono
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Chet Baker (trumpet) was arguably at the peak of his prowess when captured in a quartet setting at the Masonic Temple in Ann Arbor, MI, May 9, 1954. He's joined by Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass) and Bob Neel (drums), all of whom provide ample assistance without ever obscuring their leader's laid-back and refined style. Baker's sublime sounds also garnered notice from critics, who had placed him atop polls in both Metronome and Down Beat magazines the previous year.

The Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - Oslo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4312}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 4, 2017
The Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - Oslo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4312}

The Bob Brookmeyer Quartet - Oslo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4312}
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© 1986 Concord Jazz | CCD-4312
Jazz / Post Bop / Cool / Modern Creative / West Coast Jazz / Trombone

Bob Brookmeyer has been so busy as a writer since the mid-'60s that his valve trombone playing has been somewhat underrecorded. This quartet set with pianist Alan Broadbent (who also plays a bit of synthesizer), bassist Eric Von Essen and drummer Michael Stephans) finds Brookmeyer in top form on four standards and a quartet of his originals (including "Later Blues," "Tootsie Samba" and "Who Could Care"). His valve trombone playing had grown and evolved through the years and, although he still had the cool tone, Brookmeyer's solos are often quite complex while not completely abandoning chordal improvisation. This Concord release is well worth picking up.