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Dave Brubeck Quartet

Time Out - Stereo & Mono

    Dave Brubecks defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. This belongs in even the most rudimentary jazz collection. Steve Huey Dave Brubeck Quartet: PAUL DESMOND, alto sax; DAVE BRUBECK, piano; EUGENE WRIGHT, bass; JOE MORELLO, drums. Produced by Teo Macero, .New York, 1958

    Double vinyl featuring both stereo and mono versions of the LP on 180g super fidelity pressing.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Blue Rondo À La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take Five
    4. Three To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    8. It's A Raggy Waltz
    9. Blue Rondo À La Turk
    10. Strange Meadow Lark
    11. Take Five
    12. Three To Get Ready
    13. Kathy's Waltz
    14. Everybody's Jumpin'
    15. Pick Up Sticks
    16. Waltz Limp

    Bill Evans Trio

    Portrait In Jazz

      Portrait in Jazz was Bill Evans' third album as a leader, following New Jazz Conceptions (1956) and Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958). It was also Evans' first studio album with his legendary trio, featuring Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian. The repertoire here consists of standards (all of them treated in Evans' very personal style) plus two originals, "Peri's Scope" – premiered on Portrait in Jazz, and "Blue in Green," which was co-composed by Miles Davis. Bill first recorded the latter composition in March 1959 with Miles for the classic album, Kind of Blue.

      TRACK LISTING

      Come Rain Or Come Shine
      Autumn Leaves
      Witchcraft
      When I Fall In Love
      Peri's Scope
      What Is This Thing Called Love?
      Spring Is Here
      Some Day My Prince Will Come
      Blue In Green
      Blue In Green [alt Tk]

      Nina Simone

      My Baby Just Cares For Me

        Limited edition 180gram premium vinyl pressing and 3 bonus tracks. Released in June 1958, this album (originally issued under the title Little Girl Blue on Bethlehem BCP-6028) was Nina Simone’s first studio recording ever.

        Made when she was 25-years old, the album was a huge success and led to a tremendous career that would yield over 80 studio sessions. It was originally issued on the Bethlehem label and features the singer/pianist backed by bassist Jimmy Bond (who had been a member of the Chet Baker Quartet among other groups) and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath (one of the celebrated Heath brothers, along with saxophonist Jimmy Heath, and bassist Percy Heath).

        Many of the tracks from this LP would become true classics, among them her perennial versions of “My Baby Just Cares for Me” and “I Loves You, Porgy”. Simone’s piano is well featured throughout the LP, but “Central Park Blues” and “Good Bait” are the only purely instrumental tracks.

        TRACK LISTING

        My Baby Just Cares For Me
        Mood Indigo
        Don’t Smoke In Bed
        He Needs Me
        Little Girl Blue
        Love Me Or Leave Me
        He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
        African Mailman
        Good Bait
        Plain Gold Ring
        You’ll Never Walk Alone
        I Loves You Porgy
        Central Park Blues
        For All We Know 

        Chet Baker & Bill Evans

        Alone Together

          The most significant aspect of this album, which first appeared as 'Chet - The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker', is the interaction between Chet Baker and Bill Evans, two perennial jazz stars who only rarely recorded together. By the time this album was made, Chet was known as much for his singing as for his trumpet playing. This LP, however, is entirely instrumental and consists of nine ballads performed in the styles of hard bop to cool jazz.

          The last track, 'I Could Have Danced All Night' (included as a bonus) is from Chet Baker's 'Best of Lerner & Loewe' album, which featured Bill Evans on four of its tracks. They were the recordings that Baker and Evens made together.

          TRACK LISTING

          Alone Together
          How High The Moon
          It Never Entered My Mind
          Tis Autumn
          If You Could See Me Now
          September Song
          You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
          Time On My Hands
          You And The Night And The Music
          I Could Have Danced All Night

          John Coltrane

          Blue Train - 2022 Repress

            Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane's 1957 studio session in Hackensack, New Jersey produced all the material for the legendary album, Blue Train. The album marked the first time that Trane was given the opportunity to select his own sidemen for a date. He made effective use of his newfound freedom, enlisting the support of trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. When asked in a 1960 radio interview which was his favourite of all the albums he recorded up to that point, Coltrane was quick to reply, Blue Train.

            TRACK LISTING

            Blue Train
            Moment's Notice
            East Bound
            Locomotion
            I'm Old Fashioned
            Lazy Bird

            Bill Evans Trio

            Sunday At The Village Vanguard

              One of the best albums by the ill-fated trio of Bill Evans with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian.

              Penguin Guide To Jazz review:
              "All the Vanguard music is informed by an extra sense of discovery, as ifthe musicians were suddenly aware of what they were on to and werecelebrating the achievement. This is music which continues to provokemarvel and endless study." - Richard Cook & Brian Morton

              TRACK LISTING

              Gloria's Step
              My Man’s Gone Now
              Solar
              Alice In Wonderland
              All Of You
              Jade Visions
              Jade Visions [alt Tk]

              Ella Fitzgerald

              Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook - The Best Of The Small Group Sessions - 2022 Reissue

                Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald's paths had surely crossed many times during the Thirties, Forties, and early Fifties. However, no recorded trace of the two legendary musicians collaborating existed until 1957, when they participated on a series of big band sessions for Norman Granz. The sessions were somewhat chaotic and intermittent though, primarily because of Ellington's busy schedule and lack of time to prepare arrangements. As a result, the big band sessions were padded out it with various all-star sextettes, as represented on the LP.

                TRACK LISTING

                Cotton Tail
                Olitude
                Satin Doll
                Don't Get Around Much Anymore
                It Don't Mean A Thing
                In A Sentimental Mood
                Prelude To A Kiss
                Azure
                Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
                Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
                Mood Indigo
                In A Mellow Tone
                Sophisticated Lady
                Lush Life

                Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington

                Ella & Duke - The Best Of The Big Band Sessions - 2022 Reissue

                  Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald's paths had crossed many times during the Thirties, Forties, and early Fifties, but no recorded trace of the two legendary musicians collaborating existed until 1957, when they would come together to produce a series of sessions which include the music on this LP.

                  It may seem incredible that not a single previous air shot of Ella with Ellington survives, but Duke had a tight band and didn't frequently play with musicians outside of his orchestra. Ella, on the other hand, after coming to fame with the Chick Webb orchestra in the late Thirties, was taken under the wing of Norman Granz's, from which point on she rarely recorded with anyone other than artists contracted to Granz, which included many of the greatest jazzmen of all time. Because of Ellington's contractual commitments and incredible busy schedule, the sessions where fraught with problems and intermittent delays. Thankfully though, under Granz's supervision and stoicism, the Ella-Duke project was completed.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Rockin In Rhythm
                  Drop Me Off In Harlem
                  Day Dream
                  Caravan
                  I Didnt Know About You
                  Take The "A" Train
                  Im Beginning To See The Light
                  Perdido
                  Im Just A Lucky So And So
                  All Too Soon
                  I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good)
                  Chelsea Bridge

                  Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong

                  Ella And Louis Again

                    This was the second album pairing Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong produced by Norman Granz for his Verve label. After recording a series of duets in the late 1940s for Decca, Ella and Louis were invited by Granz in 1956 to make a series of sessions which would result in the memorable 'Ella and Louis'. Such was the commercial success of the LP, the formula was repeated the following year with the making of 'Ella and Louis Again'. Like its predecessor, it received both critical acclaim and commercial success.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Dont Be That Way
                    Makin Whoopee
                    They All Laughed
                    Comes Love
                    Autumn In New York
                    Lets Do It
                    Stompin At The Savoy
                    I Wont Dance
                    Gee, Baby, Aint I Good To You?
                    Lets Call The Whole Thing Off
                    These Foolish Things
                    Ive Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
                    Willow Weep For Me
                    Im Puttin All My Eggs In One Basket
                    A Fine Romance
                    Ill Wind
                    Love Is Here To Stay
                    I Get A Kick Out Of You
                    Learnin The Blues

                    Etta James

                    At Last! - Stereo & Mono Versions

                      Limited edition 2LP set comprising of both stereo & mono versions of Etta James' classic album 'At Last!', plus 2 bonus tracks.

                      It was during the Sixties when Etta James truly found her musical direction and made a lasting mark as a soulful pop and blues diva. Presented here in both its Stereo and Mono versions, her debut album 'At Last!' was released in 1960 and noted for its varied choice in music from jazz standards to blues numbers to doo-wop and rhythm & blues. It ranked #119 on Rolling Stone's 2012 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Anything To Say Youre Mine
                      My Dearest Darling
                      Trust In Me
                      A Sunday Kind Of Love
                      Tough Mary
                      Spoonful
                      I Just Want To Make Love To You
                      At Last
                      All I Could Do Was Cry
                      Stormy Weather
                      Girl Of My Dreams [rendered As Boy Of My Dreams]
                      Somethings Got A Hold On Me
                      Anything To Say Youre Mine
                      My Dearest Darling
                      Trust In Me
                      A Sunday Kind Of Love
                      Tough Mary
                      I Just Want To Make Love To You
                      At Last
                      All I Could Do Was Cry
                      Stormy Weather
                      Girl Of My Dreams [rendered As Boy Of My Dreams]


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