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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


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