March is insaneit is the month of FIVE release dates. So without further adieu, here is your month of March reissues, compilations and special event recordings.
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From Blue Note Records: RVG Series: Art BlakeyLike Someone in Love. From 1960, this reissue contains a bonus alternate take and features Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons. Herbie HancockSpeak Like a Child. This 1968 release includes three bonus tracks and performances by Thad Jones and Ron Carter. Wayne ShorterNight Dreamer. Originally released in 1964, this set features Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones plus one alternate take Sonny ClarkDial S for Sonny. Released in 1957, this reissue contains one bonus track and performances by Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, and Curtis Fuller. Grant GreenNight Dreamer. Herbie Hancock and Butch Warren are featured on this 1962 album with one bonus track. Horace SilverAnd The Jazz Messengers. This 1955 album features Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham and Art Blakey.
From Lonehill Jazz: J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding QuintetComplete Fifties Studio Recordings. This two CD set features the four albums "Trombone for Two,"? "Nuf Said,"? "Jay and Kai Quintet"? and "Jay and Kai."? Booker Little featuring George ColemanComplete Recordings. Features these two albums: "Booker Little 4 and Max Roach"? from 1958 and "Booker Little and Friend"? from 1961. Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes MontgomeryComplete Live at the Half Note. This is a double CD. Oscar PettifordComplete 1959 & 1963 United Artists Complete Big Band Studio Recordings. This two for one release features Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Benny Golson and Kenny Dorham. Tony Scott & The Three DicksComplete Milt Hinton & Ossie Johnson Quartet. George RussellComplete Bluebird Recordings. Bill PottsPorgy & Bess and Bye Bye Birdie. Sal Salvador & Eddie Costa Quartet .
From Other Labels: Dexter GordanJazz at Magleas High School (Storyville). Recorded live as a jazz clinic at a Swedish high school in 1967. Solomon BurkeMake Do with What You Got (Shout! Factory). This is a recording from a golden oldieI just had to mention it.
From Living Era: McKinney's Cotton PickersZonky. This all star ensemble features Coleman Hawkins, Don Redman, Fats Waller and Benny Carter Josh WhiteWanderings. Sidney Bechet makes an appearance on one track. Johnny DesmondAll Those Wonderful Years.
From Just Jazz / Black Label: Ella FitzgeraldLive: Lady Be Good. Sarah VaughanIncomparable. Billie HolidayThe Original Authentic Recordings.
From Proper Box Jack TeagardenBig T. This collection contains four CDs. Lonnie JohnsonThe Original Guitar Wizard. This collection culminates recordings from 1928-52. VariousJazz at the Philharmonic. This 4 CD collection features live performances from Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter and Buddy Rich.
From Hip Bop: Essence All StarsJackie's Blues Bag: A Tribute to Jackie McLean. This 1996 release features Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano and Idris Muhammad. Essence of FunkEssence of Funk. This 1995 album features Billy Childs and Ron Carter. Primal BluePrimal Blue.
From Shanachie Entertainment: Johnny Cash & Roscoe HolcombeRainbow Quest. DVD Braden King, Bettina Richards and Alberta HunterJazz Masters. DVD Washington PhillipsThe Key to the Kingdom. This CD is from their Yazoo affiliate.
From Passport Records: Freddie HubbardLive. From 1981 with the Billy Childs Trio. Duke EllingtonWest Coast Swing. From 1952 with Clark Terry and Lou Bellson. John ColtraneQuintet with Eric Dolphy. Dizzy GillespieGroovin' with Diz & Co. This recording features Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown. Blue MitchellLive. Ella FitzgeraldLive Lady Be Good. Ahmad JamalLive. Irene KralLive.
From Storyville: Paul WhitemanAnd the Experiments in Modern American Music. Art TatumLive, vol. 8: 1955-56. Rolf BillbergRare Danish Recordings (1956-66).
From Other Labels: John Zorn's Naked CityThe Complete Studio Recordings (Tzadik). This is a complete remastered 7 CD boxset with a 100 page book. Sidney BechetVive La France (EPM). This is a four CD collection. Billie HolidayThe Billie Holiday Story (USD). This is a four CD collection. Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom & His Octo-Pussycats (Arbors). Toots ThielemansDo Not Leave Me (Milan). From 1986. Stan GetzTempus Fugit (Recall).
From Verve: Art Ensemble of ChicagoCertain Blacks. From 1970. Art Ensemble of ChicagoPhase One. From 1971. Art Ensemble of ChicagoWith Fontella Bass. Anthony BraxtonImprovisations, Series F. This is a two CD collection from a 1972 release. Anthony BraxtonDonna Lee. From 1972. Paul BleyImprovisie. From 1971. Steve Lacy QuintetThe Gap. From 1972 and includes one bonus track. Steve Lacy QuintetWith Mal Waldron. This reissue contains two bonus tracks. EmergencyHomage to Peace. Dave BurrellAfter Love. Roswell RuddFeaturing John Tchicai. From 1965 Frank Wright QuartetUhuru Na Umoja. From 1970. Clifford ThorntonThe Panther and the Lash. From 1970. Archie Shepp & Chicago BeauBlack Gipsy. From 1969. Alan ShorterTes Esat.
From Jazzology: Doc Evans & His Jazz BandMuskrat Ramble. Originally released on Audiophile in 1958, this set features performances by Jellyroll Morton and Clarence Williams. Eddie CondonTown Hall Concert, New York, vol. 2. Originally released on Audiophile in 1958, this set features performances by Jellyroll Morton and Clarence Williams.
From Collectables: Don ShirleyPresents Martha Flowers. This is a 1962 Atlantic recording Shorty RodgersFourth Dimension in Sound. From 1962 Atlantic Records recording Duke EllingtonAfro-Bossa. From a 1962 Reprise release. Duke EllingtonPlays the Original Score from Mary Poppins. From a 1964 Reprise release.
From Columbia / Legacy: Miles DavisSeven Steps to Heaven. Recorded live in 1963, this reissue was remastered and contains two bonus tracks. Miles DavisIn Europe. Recorded in 1963 and features one bonus track Miles DavisFour and More: Recorded Live in Concert. From a 1964 concert in NYC. Miles DavisMiles in Tokyo. From a 1964 concert. Miles DavisMiles in Berlin. From a concert in 1964 Miles DavisThe Best of Seven Steps to Heaven Box. A collection of the finest tracks from last years critically acclaimed boxset of concerts from 1963 and 1964.
From Other Record Labels: Dianne ReevesLive in Montreal (Image). This DVD was recorded during the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Nina SimoneFodder on My Wings (Sunnyside). This album was recorded at a concert in Paris in 1982.
From Other Record Labels: Sonny StittIt's Magic (Delmark). This 1969 recording features Don Patterson and Billie James. Bob JamesExplosions (Calibre). From 1965. Steve AllenAll Star Jazz Concert (Jasmine). Recorded live in 1954 with The Billy Butterfield Band and Libby Holman. Lud Gluskin1924-1933 (Jazz Oracle). This double CD collection compiles ten years of American musicians Gluskins time in Europe with previously unissued tracks.
From Blue Note: SouliveSteady Groovin': The Blue Note Groove Sides. Charlie HunterSteady Groovin': The Blue Note Groove Sides.
From Navarre: Carmen McRaeFine and Mellow. This is a 2 CD collection. Tito PuenteDoctor Feelgood. This is a 2 CD collection. George ShearingMaster Touch. This is a 2 CD collection. George DukeDuke. This is a 2 CD collection.
From Shanachie Entertainment: Ann Hampton CallowayTo Ella with Love. From 1996 and features performances by Cyrus Chestnut and Wynton Marsalis. Ann Hampton CallowayEasy Living. This 1999 recording contains performances by Kenny Barron, Wynton Marsalis and Nelson Rangell. Ann Hampton CallowaySignature. Originally released in 2002. Red NorvoJazz Masters Series. DVD. VariousPrimecal Blues, Rags and Gospel Songs. Released on the Yazoo label.
From Sounds of Yesteryear: Benny Goodman and his MusiciansRed Horse Boogie Woogie. Recordings from 1946-48 The Hollywood Blue FlamesSoul Sanctuary. Charlie Spivak & his Orchestra . Recordings from 1948. Bobby Sherwood & his OrchestraSherwood Sings. From 1944 through 1946.
From Eagle Rock DVD's: Dizzy GillespieNorman Granz' Jazz in Montreux. Eddie Lockjaw Davis Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux . Clark Terry Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux . Tommy Flanagan Trio Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux . Various Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux . Count Basie Band Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux .
From Collectables: Duke EllingtonSymphonic Ellington. Duke EllingtonEllington '65. Duke EllingtonEllington '66. Stan GetzBallads and Bossa Nova.
From Water Records: John SimonJohn Simon's Album. Simon was best known as the producer for The Band and released this recording on Warner Brothers Records in 1971. Leo WrightSoul Talk. From 1970 release on Atlantic.
From Other Record Labels: Nora Bayes and Jack NorworthTogether and Alone (Archeophone). This double CD culminates tracks from 1910-1917. Nat King ColeThe World of Nat King Cole (Capitol). This documentary DVD featured interviews with Bill Cosby, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and many others. Duke EllingtonVolume 1, 1926-29: Mrs. Clickscales to the Cotton Club (JSP). This is a 4 CD box. Ruth BermanSwingtime. Tracks collected from 1942-46. John Zorn's MasadaSanhedrin (Tzadik). This 2 CD collection contains unreleased alternate takes from 1994-97 DIW sessions. Dizzy GillespieDizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie.
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