June is loaded with some interesting reissues, just in time to be the soundtrack to your summer! June is just the way we like it –lots of them – might have to do some overtime this month to list all the ones you want!
Various ArtistsThe Paramount Masters: 1924-1932 (JSP). Featuring some of Paramount’s classic artists like Cow Cow Davenport and The Hokum Boys
Various ArtistsSounds of Summer (Concord). This collection explores the sunny sounds of summer.
Various ArtistsPlayboy in a Smooth Groove (Concord). This collection embodies the smoother sounds from the Concord vaults.
Quincy Jones and Bill CosbyThe Original Jam Sessions (Concord). This collection compiles the music that was produced for Bill Cosby’s first television show. It features the hit “Hicky Brrrr?” and recordings by Ray Brown, Jimmy Smith, McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderly and Oscar Peterson.
Various ArtistsRitmo Afro Cuban (Fantasy). Culled from the Latin-tinged Fantasy catalogue featuring tracks by Chico O’Farrill and Andy Gonzolez.
John FaheyLive in Tasmania (Takoma). the only official live album his extensive discography and, according to its producer Peter Noble, the first recording by an international artist made in Tasmania. The album was recorded in 1980 at Hobart University (Hobart being the Tasmanian capital) before "a full house and a dream audience," as Noble recalled in comments on the original album.
Bernie KrauseCitadels of Mystery (Takoma). The 1975 recording is by the electronic music pioneer.
Cab CallowayThe Chu and Dizzy Years (Hep). This two CD set is drawn from Calloway’s superstar band from 1939-41 featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Chu Berry, and Milt Hinton.
Tommy Dorsey and his OrchestraIt’s D’Lovely 1947-50 (Hep).
Various ArtistsThe Statesmen of Jazz: A Multitude of Stars (Arbors). Jazzes elder statesmen join forces with the freshman class to present the 2004 edition of this series. This 2 for 1 priced release features Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Louie Bellson, Ed Polcer, Benny Powell, Johnny Frigo and Joe Wilder working through a set list of standards of all kinds. Features liner notes by Dan Morganstern.
Rosemary ClooneyRosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle (RCA). A collection of big band recordings arranged by Nelson Riddle from 1960.
Bing CrosbyBing with a Beat (RCA). A collection of the crooners recordings with the Frisco Jazz Band featuring Bob Scobey from 1957.
Art TatumLive Volume 6 – 1951-53 (Storyville). Previously unreleased live material from four different radio broadcasts in both band and solo piano forms.
Thad JonesEclipse (Storyville). Includes both studio and live performances of Jones’ 19 piece orchestra in 1972.
From Collectors Choice:
Vincent LopezMusically Speaking
Elliot LawrenceMatinee at the Meadowbrook. Culminated from a Lawrence radio broadcast in 1946.
George OlsenSpotlighting George Olsen and his Orchestra. Material is drawn from two 1940’s radio broadcasts of the Victory Parade of Spotlight Band shows.
Art Blakey’S Make It
Gene KrupaPlays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements
Candido CameroCandido Featuring Al Cohn
MachitoVacation at the Concord
Max RoachJazz in 3/4 Time
From GRP Records
Candido CameroCandido Featuring Al Cohn
MachitoVacation at Concord
Al JarreauTitle to be Determined
Patricia Barber reissues from Koch
Big Maceo reissues from Document
Flying Boogie, Vol. 1: 1941-1945
Big City Blues, Vol. 2: 1945-1950
Various ArtistsHappy Birthday Newport: 50 Swinging Years! (Columbia / Legacy). A 3 CD box celebrating one of the worlds greatest music festivals.
Various ArtistsLive at Caesars Palace (Neon Tonic / Concord). This compilation features previously unreleased live recordings of Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith from Caesars Palace.
Quincy Jones and Bill CosbyThe New Mixes (Concord). This collection compiles the music that was produced for Bill Cosby’s first television show and will get remixed by some of the hottest DJ’s today – the remix album comes out on July 13th. Two words – Hicky Brrrr – enough said!
Sammy Davis Jr.Live at Caesars Palace (Neon Tonic / Concord).
Blind Willie McTellA to Z Blues: Biograph Recordings (Universe).
Various ArtistsRaw Fiddle (Rounder). Nothing short of 2 CDs worth of hardcore fiddling featuring Roy Acuff, Fiddlin John Carson and Big Bill Broonzy - It includes fiddlers from America's back country on one disc, and adds another with still more fiddlers from many lands.
Various ArtistsThe Colors of Latin Jazz (Concord). A Collection of fiery Latin jazz culminated from Concord’s Latin percussionist recordings.
Sonny StittPersonal Appearance
James MoodyJames Moody
Roland KirkLive in Copenhagen
Illinois JacquetDesert Winds
Reuben WilsonA Groovy Situation (Blue Note). This recording is from 1970 with new Wolff photos and Wilson interview.
Duke Person with Bobby HutchersonThe Phantom (Blue Note). The was originally released in 1968 with additional Wolff photos.
Tal FarlowThe Complete Tal Farlow Sessions (Mosaic). This collection contains seven compact discs.
Thelonious MonkMonk ‘Round the World (Hyena/Thelonious).
From Blue Note’s RVG Reissue Series:
Art BlakeyBuhaina’s Delight
Dexter GordonDexter Calling
Joe HendersonInner Urge
Freddie HubbardBreaking Point
Blue MitchellThe Thing to Do
Other June releases:
Elaine EliasGiants of Jazz (Savoy)
Kenny BurrellGiants of Jazz (Savoy)
Various ArtistsRoad Songs (Savoy)
Woody HermanThe Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and his Orchestra (Mosiac). There are seven CDs in this collection.
Coming in July: Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby, Stan Getz, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Anita O’Day, Gene Harris, Poncho Sanchez, Rosemary Clooney, and Andrew Hill.
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