REDUCE VINYL JAZZ
Vinyl LP pressing. 2 long tracks recorded by the Art Ensemble in Paris during June of 1969. This was a tremendously productive time for the group, and it shows in the tracks "The Ninth Room" and "Tthinitthedalen". They run through a gamut of instruments, a wild range of sounds, yet never manage to lose their focus. Great stuff, with a lot of fire, and none of the weak moments that bogged them down later.
The Spiritual, a free jazz album recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago in 1974, finds the group of stellar musicians at their creative peak. With various types of percussion, though the absence of a traditional drummer, the ensemble is able to create vivid, freeing compositions without the confines of conventional structure. The quartet, consisting of Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors, explore the depths of Avant-Garde Jazz through a means that has yet to be touched on in a comparable capacity. The Spiritual was remastered by Infrasonic Mastering and and press at Pallas Group in Germany, the first vinyl pressing in over four decades.
A1 Toro A2 Lori Song A3 That The Evening Sky Fell Through The Glass Wall And We Stood Alone Somewhere?
B The Spiritual
Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Copenhagen in September of 1964, Vibrations is the second album released by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler's quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Originally issued by the Freedom label, it was also released under the alternate title, Ghosts. Previously out of print for decades, Vibrations has now been specially remastered for an audiophile-grade 180-gram vinyl pressing at Pallas in Germany courtesy of ORG Music.
An Evening With Ornette Coleman (Part 1) is taken from a 1965 concert at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. This album captures Coleman during a transitional period that showcases his experimentation with contemporary classical forms. The recordings have been released in various forms over the years, though the last US vinyl pressing is now over 40 years old. Presented as the first in a two part series, this reissue shines a new light on the fantastic recording from a world-renowned jazz great. Pressed on 180g color vinyl at Pallas in Germany, this limited edition release features new artwork and is exclusive to Record Store Day Black Friday 2016.
A1 "Sadness" 3:33, A2 "Clergyman's Dream" 12:15, A3 "Falling Stars" 8:54
B1 "Silence" 9:13, B2 "Happy Fool" 7:11, B3 "Doughnuts" 6:10
On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet—McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones –recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, was finally released 55 years later in June of 2018. To commemorate this, a unique, collectable die-cut, orange vinyl 12" of two tracks from that recording is being released for Record Store Day Black Friday. This not-to-be-missed title is limited to 5000 pieces worldwide and is available only at participating independent record stores.
Side A: Untitled Original 11383
Side B: Impressions
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An exciting concert recording featuring two of the jazz greats, Corea and Hamp, live from MIDEM Jazz Gala in Cannes, France. Remastered and reissued on 180g transparent crystal vinyl, the first vinyl pressing in four decades. Pressings feature individual hand-numbering.
A1 Sea Breeze
A2 Moments Notice
A3 Come Rain Or Shine
B1 Fiesta Piano Solo
B2 I Ain't Mad At You
Larry Coryell (The Godfather of Fusion) & The Eleventh House is one of the best known 70s fusion groups. At Montreux was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz and Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 4, 1974. The album is critically acclaimed as "The cutting Edge of Jazz-Fusion" and "A Coll Fusion Good Time". This deluxe package includes: an OBI strip, Single cardboard album jacket, printed inner sleeve, original record label and specialty "double split" red translucent/yellow translucent vinyl.
Improvisation On Villa Lobos - Prelude No. 4 In E Minor | Tamari | Joyride | Rasputin | Song For A New York Rainmaker | The Eleventh House Blues
This double LP release features one of Miles Davis’ final great bands: John Scofield on guitar, Bill “The Other Bill Evans” Evans on saxophones, flute and electric piano, Darryl Jones on bass, Al Foster on drums, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Miles was back in amazing form (“incandescent and iridescent as ever,” critic Greg Tate noted), when he mounted the stage at the Theatre St-Denis during the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal in July 1983, and this revelatory performance has been lovingly mixed and mastered for its first ever release, on vinyl for Record Store Day 2022. (A CD will be part of the next edition of the Miles Davis Bootleg Series, focusing on the 1981-1985 period, later in the year.)
What It Is includes tracks from that year’s release Star People, the Marcus Miller tune “Hopscotch” and the song “Jean-Pierre” that appeared on 1982’s We Want Miles. The recordings of “What It Is” and “That’s What Happened” were so well thought of by Miles that he utilized them for his 1984 release Decoy, but in heavily edited form and this release would include the first release of them in complete form. Packaged in beautiful gatefold packaging, the album features liner notes penned by the incomparable music journalist Greg Tate and represent some of his final writing.
1. Speak (That’s What Happened)
2. Star People
1. What It Is
2. It Gets Better
2. Star On Cicely
1. Code 3
2. Creepin’ In
Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day. Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped. The second of this series comes from Ella Fitzgerald. This 12" Single LP features live versions of Mack the Knife and Summertime from the legendary 1960 Berlin performance, with the 1962 “Lost Berlin Tapes” versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.
Mack The Knife 1960
Mack the Knife 1962
Teamed up with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath for a club date at Copenhagen's Montmartre in 1967, the great tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin really stretches out on four numbers: "The Man I Love," "Hush-A-Bye," "Blues for Harvey" and a memorable version of "The Masquerade Is Over." Griffin shows why he was early on billed as "the world's fastest tenor" although he also displays warmth on "Sophisticated Lady." A fine example of Griffin's underrated talents. The album was remastered for vinyl from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
In the early 1980s, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda formed an ashram in Agora Hills, California. There a beautiful, multi-ethnic and multi generational religious community grew up around her. The highpoint of living in this very special and loving environment took shape on Sundays when Alice would lead the community in a musical ceremony, mixing both gospel and Indian chant, to create a music she wholly invented - it was something extraordinarily powerful. The Ashram is still there today. There are still some who live there and there is still a weekly Sunday service that is open for everyone.
The folks who populated the Ashram world of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda were a very special group of people. Many of the adult members were musicians before having moved there, and many of the younger followers have become musicians and film makers as they grew older. One these amazing artists is John Panduranga Henderson.
Panduranga played organ, piano and sang with Ray Charles in the 1970's where he was a star performer in Ray's band. When he joined the Ashram, he became in essence a star performer there as well, though of course there were no 'stars'. Alice sitting at the organ would say, "Panduranga" and John would come to the front and let loose one of his amazing gospel-esque solos praising Rama or Vishnu or Jesus, Muhammad, Moses and more. He made one record under his own name - a record so obscure it's not listed on Discogs, nor found on the interweb? what?!
Today, for you dear listener, we would like to present Panduranga Henderson's "Ocean of Love." Om Shanti.
A1 Hari Nameste (Greetings) (10:04) A2 Hari Haraya (12:20)B1 Rama Rama, Sri Bhagwan (11:39) B2 Om Namah Shivaya (6:14)
Vinyl LP pressing. "Twelve days after Louis Armstrong died, his old friend Earl Hines recorded a solo tribute to the great trumpeter/vocalist. This album, one of three that Hines recorded in a two-day period, features eight songs associated with Satch including "Struttin' with Some Barbeque," "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "Someday You'll Be Sorry" and two versions of Armstrong's theme "When It's Sleepy Time Down South." This set should be of particular interest to Earl Hines collectors for the pianist rarely performed most of these songs, and he gives fresh heartfelt renditions to the standards" (ORG Music / AMG). Available on vinyl for the first time in decades, the historic recordings were remastered for the format at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.
Here Swings The Judge is Milt Hinton’s first LP as a band leader, and includes intimate, private recordings featuring Ben Webster on tenor saxophone before his departure to Europe in 1964. The remaining tracks consist of dynamic studio recordings produced by Harry Lim, and feature prominent players such as Jon Faddis and Budd Johnson. These sessions range from the swinging “Blue Skies,’ to the slow, serene blues of “Blues for the Judge.” This is truly an impressive collection of recordings from the group of early jazz musicians.
Recorded live at Slim’s in San Francisco, Mindfulness is the brilliant soundscape created by drummer William Hooker, along with Glenn Spearman on tenor saxophone and DJ Olive. The five Hooker compositions flow into each other, one after another, seamlessly, as if to take the listener on a musical voyage through time and space. The layers of vibrant sound, accompanied by trashing drums and shrieking sax show the incredible ability of each musician to take their instrumental vocabulary to a new level. The album receives its first ever vinyl release with this color pressing, exclusively for Record Store Day 2019.
A1 Solemn Breath: Knowledge / In This Earth - Body
B1 Living Organs - Parallel Planes
C1 Flow - Rt. 1 [Awake] C2 Principle Of Duality C3 Archetypal Space
D1 VISUAL ETCHING
Never before been pressed to vinyl, Shirley Horn’s Softly is reflective of the album’s late night recording sessions at Peirre Sprey’s home recording studio in rural Maryland, aptly named Mapleshade Studio. The 1988 release is commonly referred to as one of Horn’s most introspective and emotionally intensive records to date. With her sidemen Charles Ables (bass) and Steve Williams (percussion) gathered into a quaint, pastoral living room full of recording equipment, the trio plowed through the tunes, tracking almost until dawn. The album was remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
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All My Yesterdays is the first official release of the recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra at the legendary Village Vanguard in NYC on February 7, 1966 and March 21, 1966 endorsed by the estates of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and the Village Vanguard.
Originally released as a 2CD set in 2016, this deluxe triple gatefold 3LP edition comes with an expansive 16-page insert providing rare photos by Chuck Stewart, Raymond Ross, Ray Avery and Jan Persson, essays by executive producer and original recording engineer George Klabin, associate producer Chris Smith (author of The View from the Back of the Band: The Life and Music of Mel Lewis), longtime Vanguard Jazz Orchestra arranger and pianist Jim McNeely and more! All of the living musicians who played on these recordings also contributed their accounts via interviews, including saxophonists Jerry Dodgion, Eddie Daniels and Marv "Doc" Holladay, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, trombonists Garnett Brown and Tom McIntosh, along with bassist Richard Davis. Limited edition of 2,000 on 180-gram black vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed by Record Technology Inc. at 33 1/3RMP.
Side A: 1. “Backbone” 2. “All My Yesterdays” 3. “Big Dipper”
Side B: 1. “Mornin Reverend” 2. “The Little Pixie” 3. “Big Dipper”
Side C: 1. “Low Down” 2. “Lover Man” 3. “Ah, That’s Freedom”
Side D: 1. “Don’t Ever Leave Me” 2. “Willow Weep For Me” 3. “Mean What You Say”
Side E: 1. “Once Around” 2. “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” 3. “Mornin Reverend”
Side F: 1. “All My Yesterdays” 2. “Backbone”
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3 giants of West Coast jazz came together in this swinging session recorded in 1953. Alto saxophone master Lee Konitz joins Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone and legendary trumpeter Chet Baker on a half-live/half-studio recording. They are supported by bassists Carson Smith and Joe Mondragon with Larry Bunker on drums for this spontaneous and inventive jazz treasure. The Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.
"You have taken what I write, play, and sing about to an even higher level of expression. "
Hugo Montenegro was a prolific composer and orchestra leader, best known for crafting dynamic film and television soundtracks throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to original compositions, the New York native also recorded many unique interpretations of contemporary work by other artists. In 1974, Montenegro released Hugo In Wonder-Land, his take on the catalog of music icon Stevie Wonder. The album is entirely instrumental, offering a brand new perspective on Wonder’s acclaimed originals. Montenegro’s lush arrangements and Moog-heavy electronic elements make for a genre-bending classic that Stevie Wonder himself has championed. After years out of print, Hugo In Wonder-Land is now back on limited-edition vinyl.
“Living For The City”/”Too High”/”Superstition”/”You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”/”My Cherie Amour”/”Higher Ground”/”Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”/”Shoo-Bee-Doo-Bee-Doo-Da-Day”/”You’ve Got It Bad, Girl”/”All In Love Is Fair”
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Pianist Bud Powell can be heard in prime form during this live set from The Essen Jaz Festival Concert, recorded in April of 2960. The set finds Powell backed by an all-star trio, featuring bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke. The great tenor Coleman Hawkins joins the trio for three of the nine selections, including an incredible take of his own composition, Stuffy. The classic concert was remastered at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas in Germany.
Cecil Taylor has always been considered one of the most daring and radical improvisers within the jazz genre, often pushing the boundaries with avant-garde and free jazz compositions. The Great Paris Concert is no exception Taylor's reputation. The artistic communication between the players of Taylor's quartet is second to none, and it's certainly palpable on every track of the album. Echoing each other's melodies, and 'battling' each other with solos, the group may have never sounded better. This historic concert - long out of print on vinyl - has been remastered by Infrasonic Mastering, and is presented across two audiophile-grade LPs, complete with photos and liner notes.
A Student Studies Part 1 B Student Studies Part 2 C Amplitude D Niggle Feuigle
Vinyl LP pressing. The Horn is an essential release for any Ben Webster fan! A real treat, the compelling 17-track 2LP affair is comprised of studio session tracks, along with their false starts, alternate takes, and outtakes. The first LP includes the album as originally released. The second LP contains outtakes from those same sessions. Webster absolutely shines throughout with an expert backing band featuring Clyde Hart, Charlie Drayton, Denzil Best and Oran "Hot Lips" Page. Remastered for vinyl from the original tapes at Infrasonic Mastering, ORG Music's deluxe reissue of The Horn showcases some of the best sounding Ben Webster audio around!
Lester Young ( the Prez )'s classic Lp Blue Lester features the tenor master at his peak and includes what would become his lifelong theme song - Blue Lester. Guests include Roy Haynes, Johnny Guarneri, Count Basie, Freddie Greene and many other jazz luminaries.
Ghost Of A Chance, Crazy Over J-Z (Jazz), Ding Dong, Back Home In Indiana, These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You, Exercise In Swing; Blues 'N Bells, Salute To Fats
June Bug, Blue Lester, Jump, Lester, Jump, Basie English
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