Kim Byoung Duk - Experiment No. 2 (1992) {LP - Daedo Records DL-KBD-01} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

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Kim Byoung Duk - Experiment No. 2 (1992) {LP - Daedo Records DL-KBD-01} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

Kim Byoung Duk - Experiment No. 2 (1992) {LP - Daedo Records DL-KBD-01} (Released on VINYL but not CD)
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© 1992 Daedo Records | DL-KBD-01
Experimental / Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Ambient / Electronic

Kim Byoung Duk. His name may sound unfamiliar to the general public, but Kim Byoung-duk was the pioneer of art rock and experimental music in Korea in the 1990s. He pursued meditative music that combined jazz and contemporary music, both artistic and experimental. “These days, a growing number of young people in Western countries are taking an interest in the genre of ambient music like that of Kim Byoung-duk or New Age,” said an official from “Daehan Electronics.” “We wanted to introduce the unique, Korean-style experiment to the world.”

Dionne Warwick - Dionne (1979) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR0176}

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Dionne Warwick - Dionne (1979) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR0176}

Dionne Warwick - Dionne (1979) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Reissue - Big Break Records CDBBR0176}
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© 1979, 2012 Arista / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0176
R&B / Soul / Quiet Storm / Pop Soul

Dionne Warwick is a legendary American vocalist, she’s also Whitney Houston’s cousin. Throughout her career she’s released over fifty albums, won five Grammy’s and been nominated for a further seven as well as getting over thirty top 40 R&B hits. DIONNE, released in 1979 on Arista, was produced by Barry Manilow who also provides backing vocals and piano on a number of songs. Gene Page also makes an appearance orchestrating four of the songs.

The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition UICY-75650}

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The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition UICY-75650}

The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition UICY-75650}
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© 1968, 2013 Geffen / Polydor / Universal Japan | UICY-75650
Rock / Art Rock / British Psychedelia / Jazz Rock / Canterbury Scene

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates the first pressing US LP artwork (gatefold). Includes a description and lyrics. A wild, freewheeling, and ultimately successful attempt to merge psychedelia with jazz-rock, Soft Machine's debut ranges between lovingly performed oblique pop songs and deranged ensemble playing from drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt and organist Mike Ratledge.

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

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Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}
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© 1954, 2013 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9484
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Clarinet

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit digital remastering. Cardboard sleeve. Mono. David Stone Martin 10 inch Collector's Selection Series. Buddy DeFranco is one of the great clarinetists of all time and, until the rise of Eddie Daniels, he was indisputably the top clarinetist to emerge since 1940. It was DeFranco's misfortune to be the best on an instrument that after the swing era dropped drastically in popularity and, unlike Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he has never been a household name for the general public.

Wes Montgomery - Wes Montgomery & The Billy Taylor Trio (2005) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10211 rec 1963, 1965}

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Wes Montgomery - Wes Montgomery & The Billy Taylor Trio (2005) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10211 rec 1963, 1965}

Wes Montgomery - Wes Montgomery & The Billy Taylor Trio (2005) {Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10211 rec 1963, 1965}
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© 1963, 1965, 2005 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10211
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

This release includes two rare sessions led by West Montgomery in 1963 and 1965. The first date was recorded in New York on November 1963 and features the solid drumming of Montgomery's long-time contemporary Grady Tate as well as the tasteful playing of pianist Billy Taylor. The group is rounded out by bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Grady Tate with a special guest appearance by jazz vocal giant Joe Williams. An excellent studio date. The second group of tunes was recorded live during his triumphal European tour in the spring of 1965, with a completely different lineup. The four titles include the participation of the exceptional guest star, Clark Terry on trumpet, with accompaniment by a local rhythm section. A must have for all Wes Montgomery fans. Includes booklet with comprehensive liner notes.

McCoy Tyner - Horizon (1979) {2007 Milestone} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #15of27)

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McCoy Tyner - Horizon (1979) {2007 Milestone} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #15of27)

McCoy Tyner - Horizon (1979) {2007 Milestone} [Keepnews Collection Complete Series] (Item #15of27)
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© 1979, 2007 Concord / Milestone | 0888072302068
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes. Part of our Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary and arguably the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews. McCoy Tyner has fronted many mid-sized ensembles, but this one ranks with the very best he has led. As violinist John Blake jives and jousts with alto and soprano saxophonist Joe Ford and the incendiary tenor saxophonist George Adams, Tyner realizes a perfectly balanced, extroverted, compatible and utterly unique front line.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice, Volume 1 & 2 (1962) {2CD Set Blue Note rel 1990}

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice, Volume 1 & 2 (1962) {2CD Set Blue Note rel 1990}

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice, Volume 1 & 2 (1962) {2CD Set Blue Note rel 1990}
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© 1962, 1990 United Artists / Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 84451 2 / CDP 7 84452 2
Jazz / Hard Bop

Phenomenal live material from the sextet-era version of the Jazz Messengers! This 2-volume CD series takes a small amount of live material that was originally issued under the 3 Blind Mice title, and adds a huge amount of previously unreleased tracks to expand both CDs into a whopping batch of hardbop killers. The group includes Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton – and the live setting shows the band at their finest, able to trade lines and invent solos with amazing dexterity.

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

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Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}
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© 1957, 2013 EmArcy / Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9960
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Swing / Saxophone

Sophisticated Swing is the fifth album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his fourth released on the EmArcy label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. A couple of decades ago Sophisicated Swing was the title of an instrumental tune - by Will Hudson, if our memory holds up - and the music that corresponded with it had a certain sleekness that probably justified the title by the standards of that era. But today sophistication in jazz has a somewhat deeper meaning. The true jazz sophisticate has absorbed the lessons of a new musical generation, one that brought with it great advances in harmonic, melodic and rhythmic subtlety. The word "swing", too, has acquired a significance mare far-reaching than any of us could have imagined in the days of monotonous four-to-the-bar rhythm sections and comparatively limited and unimaginative syncopation.

Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}

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Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Savoy and Period Master Takes (1954) {Fresh Sound Digital Download rel 2015}
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© 1954, 2015 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 391
Jazz / Post Bop / Third Stream

The compositions herein are performed by two of the famed Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop groups and they are considered among his best recorded works. These 1954 recordings represent the grass roots from where all the innovative forms and expressions of tomorrows jazz conceived by Mingus really began. From then on, Mingus became the most influential composer and bassist of various generations in jazz history. After its first date, he said about the improvised interplay between every instrument: I feel that it is usually impossible to attempt such delicacies with musicians who do not enjoy the unusual freedom or understand the thought of the leading instrument. Teo Macero, John LaPorta, George Barrow and Mal Waldron, of course, are just as responsible as I am for the final construction.

Moondog - Instrumental Music by Louis Hardin (1978) {LP - Musical Heritage Society MHS3803} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

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Moondog - Instrumental Music by Louis Hardin (1978) {LP - Musical Heritage Society MHS3803} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

Moondog - Instrumental Music by Louis Hardin (1978) {LP - Musical Heritage Society MHS3803} (Released on VINYL but not CD)
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© 1978 Musical Heritage Society | MHS 3803
Classical / Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Minimal / Experimental / Third Stream

LOUIS T. HARDIN (MOONDOG). In the beginning was tonality. Then came atonality which was revolutionary. Tonality continued in folk music and popular music, in spite of atonality, but in the case of serious composers, it was taboo to even think of writing tonal on pain of being ignored and unperformed. I persisted in writing tonal music, and by opposing the atonal revolutionaries, I became a counter-revolutionary. I maintained the tonal tradition, unaware that the founder of atonality himself had repudiated the 12-tone System, which he had conceived. But that was not the end of atonality, for even though its founder gave it up, his pupils did not, and so, for the time being, at least, it survives. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, Tonality!

Conrad Cummings & Chinary Ung - Tall Wind, Beast Songs (1983) {Composers Recordings NWCRL487 Digital Download rel 2017}

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Conrad Cummings & Chinary Ung - Tall Wind, Beast Songs (1983) {Composers Recordings NWCRL487 Digital Download rel 2017}

Conrad Cummings & Chinary Ung - Tall Wind, Beast Songs (1983) {Composers Recordings NWCRL487 Digital Download rel 2017}
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© 1983, 2017 Composers Recordings, Inc. | NWCRL 487
Classical / Modern Classical / Experimental / Avant-Garde

This disc is part of an ongoing series of re-issues of the Lp catalog of the CRI (Composer's Recordings Inc.) label. These important documents of 20th c. compositions have been out of print since the advent of the CD, but have now been transferred to digital files from the original master tapes in order to make them available once again.

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}

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Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}
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© 1963, 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9979 | Argo LP 717
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tracks have a nice rolling feel, and the group is very comfortable with each other. Foster's tone is excellent. “….this is a great, great record; a very swingin', soulful, and I dare say slightly modal side from the great sax man Frank Foster, long time sideman and musical director of the Count Basie organization. …..Foster has assembled a very competent and skillful support crew, mostly former and then current Basie sideman (which accounts for the title of the LP: 'Basie is Our Boss…) but he is also supported by a great favorite of this blog; the unheralded John Young on piano. Unusually for an Argo side, there are only 6 tracks on this LP, as Foster & company are given a rare opportunity to stretch out and tackle the material.

Charles Mingus - The Complete Birdland Broadcasts 1961-1962 (2015) {Air Cuts Digital Download, Concert In Superb Fidelity}

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Charles Mingus - The Complete Birdland Broadcasts 1961-1962 (2015) {Air Cuts Digital Download, Concert In Superb Fidelity}

Charles Mingus - The Complete Birdland Broadcasts 1961-1962 (2015) {Air Cuts Remastered, Digital Download, Concert In Superb Fidelity}
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© 1961-62, 2015 Air Cuts
Jazz / Hard Bop / Third Stream

This amazing set compiles all existing Birdland broadcasts by the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop of 1961-62. These long unavailable broadcasts feature such important musicians as Booker Ervin, Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Charles McPherson, Jaki Byard, Toshiko Akiyoshi andDannie Richmond. Among the many highlights is the drumless broadcast of May 12, 1962, which presents two bassists on Mingus’ only existing live version of “Ysabel’s Table Dance”, from Tijuana Moods. Mingus is the piano soloist on two broadcasts. This music has only been previously available on separate long out of print releases with inferior sound quality.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady (1966) {EmArcy 822 471-2 rel 1986} (ft. Keith Jarrett)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady (1966) {EmArcy 822 471-2 rel 1986} (ft. Keith Jarrett)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buttercorn Lady (1966) {EmArcy 822 471-2 rel 1986} (ft. Keith Jarrett)
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© 1966, 1986 EmArcy / Polygram | 822 471-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop

Few jazz followers would think of trumpeter Chuck Mangione and pianist Keith Jarrett as former members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but in 1966, they both worked in the drummer's classic hard bop unit and the stint gave them needed exposure and helped the pair to develop their own individual voices. With tenor saxophonist Frank Mitchell and bassist Reggie Workman completing the quintet, this particular version of The Jazz Messengers only had the opportunity to record this one excellent live LP (which is currently out of print) but proved to be a worthy successor to their more acclaimed predecessors.

Friedemann - The Master Tracks (2015) {Biber 76865 Digital Download}

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Friedemann - The Master Tracks (2015) {Biber 76865 Digital Download}

Friedemann - The Master Tracks (2015) {Biber 76865 Digital Download}
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© 2015 Biber Records / in-akustik | Biber 76865
Jazz / Contemporary Instrumental Music / Nu-Jazz / Guitar

For half a century his life has been his music. And on this long and wondrous way the German composer and guitar player Friedemann has come across some deep rivers and some high mountains. Or as he himself puts it: »The music has made me poor and rich, happy and unhappy. It makes me ill and it heals me. It frustrates me, frightens me and gives me hope. Sometimes I hate it. But, it lives within me; it nourishes me and it inspires me to new deeds.«