May 2nd - June 28th 2005


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May 2nd

From Shout! Factory:
Soloman Burke Soul of the Blues. This is a reissue of Burke's 1993 recording.
Soloman Burke & The Souls Alive Orchestra Live at the House of Blues. This reissue comes from Burke's 1994 live recording release.
Maria Muldaur Louisiana Love Call. This album was originally released in 1992.
Maria Muldaur Meet Me at Midnight. Originally released in 1994.

From Various Labels:
Charlie Parker The Complete Dial Masters(Definitive). A 2 CD collection.
Dizzy Gillespie Portrait of Jenny (Breathless).
Jo Jones The Everest Years (VI Music). This 2 CD collections features Sweets Edison and Tommy Flanagan amongst others.
Eugene McDaniels Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse (Water). Originally releases on Atlantic Records in 1971.

From Lonehill Jazz:
Sonny Stitt with Hank Jones Complete Original Quartet (Lonehill Jazz).
Charlie Shavers Complete Recordings, vol. 1
Charlie Shavers Complete Recordings, vol. 2
Charlie Shavers Complete Recordings, vol. 3
Charlie Shavers Horn O' Plenty

May 10th

From Blue Note:
Grant Green Mellow Madness
Grant Green Ain't It Funky Now!
Grant Green For the Funk of It

From Lonehill Jazz:
Chet Baker Conservatorio Cherubini
Max Roach & Conte Candoli Jazz Structures
Sonny Stitt The Complete Original Quartet Recordings

From Water Records:
Modern Jazz Quartet Sheriff. From their 1964 album released on Atlantic
Dave Brubeck Two Generations of Brubeck. From Brubeck's 1973 release.
Alice Coltrane Radha Krsna Nama Sankirtana. From 1976.

From EPM Jazz Archives:
Louis Armstrong The Legendary Hot Five, vol. 1
Various Bebop Pianists. This collection features Monk, Powell and many others.
Johnny Hodges With and Without Duke Ellington, vol. 2

From Ocium:
Wild Bill Davis Organology, vol. 1: April in Paris: 1950-1953. Featured are recordings with Ellington and Louis Jordan.
Wild Bill Davis Organology, vol. 2: Syncopated Clock: 1953-1955.

From Dutton Vocalion:
Frank Weir Presenting Frank Weir
Ted Heath Decca Singles & Rarities

From Various Labels:
Various The Singles (Narada Jazz).
Woody Herman The Everest Years (VI).
Bunk Johnson & His New Orleans Band The Complete Deccas, Victors and V Disc Alternate Takes (Document). The complete collection of Bunk Johnson recordings from November 1945 through June 1946.
Graham Collier Workpoints: Two Concerts from a Golden Age of British Jazz (Cuniform). This double disc of previously unreleased recordings from 1968 and 1975.
Don Redman Doin' the New Low Down (Hep). These performances from 1932-34 include recordings with Cab Calloway and the Mills Brothers.
Stephane Grappelli The Gypsy Whispers (Fuel 2000).

May 17th

From Concord Records:
Various Concord Picante 25th Anniversary Collection. This four CD boxset celebrates Concord Picante's 25th year of releasing great latin jazz recordings.

From Collectables:
Manhattan Transfer Man-Tora: Live in Tokyo
Mose Allison Lessons in Living
Mose Allison Middle Class White Boy. Both Allsion recordings come from his 1982 Elektra releases.

From Jasmine Records:
Stan Kenton Artistry in Paris. A Double Disc from a 1953 concert.
Sonny Burke & his Orchestra Mambo Jambo Man. A double disc collection.
Lee Wiley Follow Your Heart. This double disc explores her career from 1930-54 and features Fats Waller and Eddie Condon amongst others.

From Candid Records:
Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins Jazz Reunion. This all-star line-up recorded this album in 1961.
Flip Phillips Spanish Eyes

From Other Labels:
Irene Kral with Alan Broadbent Gentle Rain (Choice). This is Kral's last recording from 1977.
Various The Most Relaxing Jazz Piano Music in the Universe (Denon). A double disc collection.
Freddie Roach Brown Sugar (Water). Originally released on Blue Note.
Red Norvo Naturally! (VSOP).

May 24th

From Blue Note:
Lena Horne Seasons of a Life. Includes previously unreleased recordings featuring Herbie Hancock.
Lena Horne An Evening with Lena Horne. A DVD of a concert from 1956.

From Columbia / Legacy:
Miles Davis Round About Midnight. This 2 CD collection features both the album and a series of performances in the mid 1950's.

From Verve:
Count Basie The Complete Clef, Mercury and Verve Studio Recordings of Count Basie and his Orchestra. This 8 CD box set is from Verve / Mosiac with notes by Chris Albertson.
Shirley Horn Live at Le Jazz au Bar
Ella Fitzgerald The Complete Verve Singles

From Justin Time:
Chet Baker Love for Sale
Nina Simone Let It Be Me

May 31st

From Wounded Bird:
Stanley Turrentine Betcha. From 1978
Stanley Turrentine Tender Togetherness. From 1981
Al Di Meola Heart of Immigrants
Al Di Meola Orange & Blue. From 1994
Ernie Watts Chariots of Fire. From 1982
Jan Hammer Black Sheep / Hammer. This double CD are from his 1978 releases
Eric Gale Island Breeze / Blue Horizon. A double disc from 1981

From Various Labels:
Stephane Grappelli Violin Jazz Master (Tomato).
Art Farmer The Summer Knows (Test of Time).
Various Jukebox Jazz from the Southside of Chicago (Universal).

June 7th

From Shout! Factory:
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Going Places. From 1965
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass What Now My Love. From 1966
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass S.R.O.. From 1966

From Kingston Records:
Ray Brown Moonlight Serenade. From 1981
Ray Brown Summerwind. From 1980.
Monty Alexander Solo. From 1980.

From Koch:
George Shearing As Requested—George Shearing
George Shearing Quartet Gas

From Passport:
Cal Tjader Solar Heat. From 1978
Mel Torme & Chris Gunning Torme and Gunning

From Verve:
Sammy Davis, Jr and Carmen McRae The Complete Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae on Decca

June 14th

From Collectables:
McCoy Tyner Dimensions
Stephane Grappelli Olympia 88

June 21st

From Acrobat Records:
Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five Jukebox Hits 1942-47
Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five Jukebox Hits 1947-51
Billie Holiday Jukebox Hits 1935-46
Billy Eckstine Jukebox Hits 1943-53
Brother Bones & His Shadows Globetrottin' with Bones

From Various Labels:
Jimmy Webb The Moon's A Harsh Mistress (Rhino Handmade). This is a 5 CD box.
Scott Joplin Rags to Riches: The Essential Joplin (Compendia).
Lenny Breau Swinging on a Seven String (Art of Life Records).
Skip James Secret of Movin' (Yazoo).
Great Jazz Trio At The Village Vanguard, vol. 2 (Test of Time).

Coming in July: Sonny Sharrock, Yusef Lateef, Albert Ayler and Count Basie.

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