June 1st Through June 30th

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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!

June 1st
  • Various Artists The Paramount Masters: 1924-1932 (JSP). Featuring some of Paramount’s classic artists like Cow Cow Davenport and The Hokum Boys

June 8th

  • Various Artists Sounds of Summer (Concord). This collection explores the sunny sounds of summer.

  • Various Artists Playboy in a Smooth Groove (Concord). This collection embodies the smoother sounds from the Concord vaults.

  • Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby The 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 Artists Ritmo Afro Cuban (Fantasy). Culled from the Latin-tinged Fantasy catalogue featuring tracks by Chico O’Farrill and Andy Gonzolez.

  • John Fahey Live 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 Krause Citadels of Mystery (Takoma). The 1975 recording is by the electronic music pioneer.

  • Cab Calloway The 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 Orchestra It’s D’Lovely 1947-50 (Hep).

  • Various Artists The 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 Clooney Rosie Solves the Swingin’ Riddle (RCA). A collection of big band recordings arranged by Nelson Riddle from 1960.

  • Bing Crosby Bing with a Beat (RCA). A collection of the crooners recordings with the Frisco Jazz Band featuring Bob Scobey from 1957.

  • Art Tatum Live Volume 6 – 1951-53 (Storyville). Previously unreleased live material from four different radio broadcasts in both band and solo piano forms.
  • Thad Jones Eclipse (Storyville). Includes both studio and live performances of Jones’ 19 piece orchestra in 1972.

From Collectors Choice:
  • Vincent Lopez Musically Speaking
  • Elliot Lawrence Matinee at the Meadowbrook. Culminated from a Lawrence radio broadcast in 1946.
  • George Olsen Spotlighting George Olsen and his Orchestra. Material is drawn from two 1940’s radio broadcasts of the Victory Parade of Spotlight Band shows.

From Verve

  • Art Blakey ’S Make It
  • Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements
  • Candido Camero Candido Featuring Al Cohn
  • Machito Vacation at the Concord
  • Max Roach Jazz in 3/4 Time

From GRP Records
  • Candido Camero Candido Featuring Al Cohn
  • Machito Vacation at Concord
  • Al Jarreau Title to be Determined

Patricia Barber reissues from Koch

  • Modern Cool
  • Night Club
  • Verse

Big Maceo reissues from Document

  • Flying Boogie, Vol. 1: 1941-1945
  • Big City Blues, Vol. 2: 1945-1950

June 15th:

  • Various Artists Happy Birthday Newport: 50 Swinging Years! (Columbia / Legacy). A 3 CD box celebrating one of the worlds greatest music festivals.

June 22nd

  • Various Artists Live 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 Cosby The 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 McTell A to Z Blues: Biograph Recordings (Universe).

  • Various Artists Raw 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 Artists The Colors of Latin Jazz (Concord). A Collection of fiery Latin jazz culminated from Concord’s Latin percussionist recordings.

From Verve:

  • Sonny Stitt Personal Appearance
  • James Moody James Moody
  • Roland Kirk Live in Copenhagen
  • Illinois Jacquet Desert Winds
  • Johnny Griffin JG

June 29th

  • Reuben Wilson A Groovy Situation (Blue Note). This recording is from 1970 with new Wolff photos and Wilson interview.

  • Duke Person with Bobby Hutcherson The Phantom (Blue Note). The was originally released in 1968 with additional Wolff photos.

  • Tal Farlow The Complete Tal Farlow Sessions (Mosaic). This collection contains seven compact discs.

  • Thelonious Monk Monk ‘Round the World (Hyena/Thelonious).

From Blue Note’s RVG Reissue Series:

  • Art Blakey Buhaina’s Delight
  • Dexter Gordon Dexter Calling
  • Joe Henderson Inner Urge
  • Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point
  • Jackie McLean Action
  • Blue Mitchell The Thing to Do

From Chronological:
  • Louis Armstrong 1952-53
  • Duke Ellington 1952-53
  • Roy Brown 1951-53
  • Georgie Auld 1945-46
  • Eddie Condon 1951-53
  • Joe Sullivan 1951-53

Other June releases:
  • Elaine Elias Giants of Jazz (Savoy)
  • Kenny Burrell Giants of Jazz (Savoy)
  • Various Artists Road Songs (Savoy)
  • Woody Herman The 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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