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March is insane—it is the month of FIVE release dates. So without further adieu, here is your month of March reissues, compilations and special event recordings.

Attention record labels! Please email me your reissue schedules so I can include them in future lists.

Please go to our Upcoming Release Center at All About Jazz to see all up to date release guide to recordings that are out and those that are on their way.


From Blue Note Records: RVG Series:
Art Blakey Like Someone in Love. From 1960, this reissue contains a bonus alternate take and features Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons.
Herbie Hancock Speak Like a Child. This 1968 release includes three bonus tracks and performances by Thad Jones and Ron Carter.
Wayne Shorter Night Dreamer. Originally released in 1964, this set features Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones plus one alternate take
Sonny Clark Dial S for Sonny. Released in 1957, this reissue contains one bonus track and performances by Art Farmer, Hank Mobley, and Curtis Fuller.
Grant Green Night Dreamer. Herbie Hancock and Butch Warren are featured on this 1962 album with one bonus track.
Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers. This 1955 album features Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham and Art Blakey.

From Lonehill Jazz:
J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding Quintet Complete 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 Coleman Complete 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 Montgomery Complete Live at the Half Note. This is a double CD.
Oscar Pettiford Complete 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 Dicks Complete Milt Hinton & Ossie Johnson Quartet.
George Russell Complete Bluebird Recordings.
Bill Potts Porgy & Bess and Bye Bye Birdie.
Sal Salvador & Eddie Costa Quartet .

From Other Labels:
Dexter Gordan Jazz at Magleas High School (Storyville). Recorded live as a jazz clinic at a Swedish high school in 1967.
Solomon Burke Make Do with What You Got (Shout! Factory). This is a recording from a golden oldie—I just had to mention it.


From Living Era:
McKinney's Cotton Pickers Zonky. This all star ensemble features Coleman Hawkins, Don Redman, Fats Waller and Benny Carter
Josh White Wanderings. Sidney Bechet makes an appearance on one track.
Johnny Desmond All Those Wonderful Years.

From Just Jazz / Black Label:
Ella Fitzgerald Live: Lady Be Good.
Sarah Vaughan Incomparable.
Billie Holiday The Original Authentic Recordings.

From Proper Box
Jack Teagarden Big T. This collection contains four CDs.
Lonnie Johnson The Original Guitar Wizard. This collection culminates recordings from 1928-52.
Various Jazz 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 Stars Jackie's Blues Bag: A Tribute to Jackie McLean. This 1996 release features Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano and Idris Muhammad.
Essence of Funk Essence of Funk. This 1995 album features Billy Childs and Ron Carter.
Primal Blue Primal Blue.

From Shanachie Entertainment:
Johnny Cash & Roscoe Holcombe Rainbow Quest. DVD
Braden King, Bettina Richards and Alberta Hunter Jazz Masters. DVD
Washington Phillips The Key to the Kingdom. This CD is from their Yazoo affiliate.

From Passport Records:
Freddie Hubbard Live. From 1981 with the Billy Childs Trio.
Duke Ellington West Coast Swing. From 1952 with Clark Terry and Lou Bellson.
John Coltrane Quintet with Eric Dolphy.
Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' with Diz & Co. This recording features Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown.
Blue Mitchell Live.
Ella Fitzgerald Live Lady Be Good.
Ahmad Jamal Live.
Irene Kral Live.

From Storyville:
Paul Whiteman And the Experiments in Modern American Music.
Art Tatum Live, vol. 8: 1955-56.
Rolf Billberg Rare Danish Recordings (1956-66).

From Other Labels:
John Zorn's Naked City The Complete Studio Recordings (Tzadik). This is a complete remastered 7 CD boxset with a 100 page book.
Sidney Bechet Vive La France (EPM). This is a four CD collection.
Billie Holiday The Billie Holiday Story (USD). This is a four CD collection.
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom & His Octo-Pussycats (Arbors).
Toots Thielemans Do Not Leave Me (Milan). From 1986.
Stan Getz Tempus Fugit (Recall).

MARCH 15th

From Verve:
Art Ensemble of Chicago Certain Blacks. From 1970.
Art Ensemble of Chicago Phase One. From 1971.
Art Ensemble of Chicago With Fontella Bass.
Anthony Braxton Improvisations, Series F. This is a two CD collection from a 1972 release.
Anthony Braxton Donna Lee. From 1972.
Paul Bley Improvisie. From 1971.
Steve Lacy Quintet The Gap. From 1972 and includes one bonus track.
Steve Lacy Quintet With Mal Waldron. This reissue contains two bonus tracks.
Emergency Homage to Peace.
Dave Burrell After Love.
Roswell Rudd Featuring John Tchicai. From 1965
Frank Wright Quartet Uhuru Na Umoja. From 1970.
Clifford Thornton The Panther and the Lash. From 1970.
Archie Shepp & Chicago Beau Black Gipsy. From 1969.
Alan Shorter Tes Esat.

From Jazzology:
Doc Evans & His Jazz Band Muskrat Ramble. Originally released on Audiophile in 1958, this set features performances by Jellyroll Morton and Clarence Williams.
Eddie Condon Town 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 Shirley Presents Martha Flowers. This is a 1962 Atlantic recording
Shorty Rodgers Fourth Dimension in Sound. From 1962 Atlantic Records recording
Duke Ellington Afro-Bossa. From a 1962 Reprise release.
Duke Ellington Plays the Original Score from Mary Poppins. From a 1964 Reprise release.

From Columbia / Legacy:
Miles Davis Seven Steps to Heaven. Recorded live in 1963, this reissue was remastered and contains two bonus tracks.
Miles Davis In Europe. Recorded in 1963 and features one bonus track
Miles Davis Four and More: Recorded Live in Concert. From a 1964 concert in NYC.
Miles Davis Miles in Tokyo. From a 1964 concert.
Miles Davis Miles in Berlin. From a concert in 1964
Miles Davis The 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 Reeves Live in Montreal (Image). This DVD was recorded during the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Nina Simone Fodder on My Wings (Sunnyside). This album was recorded at a concert in Paris in 1982.

MARCH 22nd:

From Other Record Labels:
Sonny Stitt It's Magic (Delmark). This 1969 recording features Don Patterson and Billie James.
Bob James Explosions (Calibre). From 1965.
Steve Allen All Star Jazz Concert (Jasmine). Recorded live in 1954 with The Billy Butterfield Band and Libby Holman.
Lud Gluskin 1924-1933 (Jazz Oracle). This double CD collection compiles ten years of American musicians Gluskins time in Europe with previously unissued tracks.

MARCH 29th:

From Blue Note:
Soulive Steady Groovin': The Blue Note Groove Sides.
Charlie Hunter Steady Groovin': The Blue Note Groove Sides.

From Navarre:
Carmen McRae Fine and Mellow. This is a 2 CD collection.
Tito Puente Doctor Feelgood. This is a 2 CD collection.
George Shearing Master Touch. This is a 2 CD collection.
George Duke Duke. This is a 2 CD collection.

From Shanachie Entertainment:
Ann Hampton Calloway To Ella with Love. From 1996 and features performances by Cyrus Chestnut and Wynton Marsalis.
Ann Hampton Calloway Easy Living. This 1999 recording contains performances by Kenny Barron, Wynton Marsalis and Nelson Rangell.
Ann Hampton Calloway Signature. Originally released in 2002.
Red Norvo Jazz Masters Series. DVD.
Various Primecal Blues, Rags and Gospel Songs. Released on the Yazoo label.

From Sounds of Yesteryear:
Benny Goodman and his Musicians Red Horse Boogie Woogie. Recordings from 1946-48
The Hollywood Blue Flames Soul Sanctuary.
Charlie Spivak & his Orchestra . Recordings from 1948.
Bobby Sherwood & his Orchestra Sherwood Sings. From 1944 through 1946.

From Eagle Rock DVD's:
Dizzy Gillespie Norman 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 Ellington Symphonic Ellington.
Duke Ellington Ellington '65.
Duke Ellington Ellington '66.
Stan Getz Ballads and Bossa Nova.

From Water Records:
John Simon John Simon's Album. Simon was best known as the producer for The Band and released this recording on Warner Brothers Records in 1971.
Leo Wright Soul Talk. From 1970 release on Atlantic.

From Other Record Labels:
Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth Together and Alone (Archeophone). This double CD culminates tracks from 1910-1917.
Nat King Cole The World of Nat King Cole (Capitol). This documentary DVD featured interviews with Bill Cosby, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Duke Ellington Volume 1, 1926-29: Mrs. Clickscales to the Cotton Club (JSP). This is a 4 CD box.
Ruth Berman Swingtime. Tracks collected from 1942-46.
John Zorn's Masada Sanhedrin (Tzadik). This 2 CD collection contains unreleased alternate takes from 1994-97 DIW sessions.
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie.

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