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From Shout! Factory: Soloman BurkeSoul of the Blues. This is a reissue of Burke's 1993 recording. Soloman Burke & The Souls Alive OrchestraLive at the House of Blues. This reissue comes from Burke's 1994 live recording release. Maria MuldaurLouisiana Love Call. This album was originally released in 1992. Maria MuldaurMeet Me at Midnight. Originally released in 1994.
From Various Labels: Charlie ParkerThe Complete Dial Masters(Definitive). A 2 CD collection. Dizzy GillespiePortrait of Jenny (Breathless). Jo JonesThe Everest Years (VI Music). This 2 CD collections features Sweets Edison and Tommy Flanagan amongst others. Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes of the Apocalypse (Water). Originally releases on Atlantic Records in 1971.
From Lonehill Jazz: Sonny Stitt with Hank JonesComplete Original Quartet (Lonehill Jazz). Charlie ShaversComplete Recordings, vol. 1 Charlie ShaversComplete Recordings, vol. 2 Charlie ShaversComplete Recordings, vol. 3 Charlie ShaversHorn O' Plenty
From Blue Note: Grant GreenMellow Madness Grant GreenAin't It Funky Now! Grant GreenFor the Funk of It
From Lonehill Jazz: Chet BakerConservatorio Cherubini Max Roach & Conte CandoliJazz Structures Sonny StittThe Complete Original Quartet Recordings
From Water Records: Modern Jazz QuartetSheriff. From their 1964 album released on Atlantic Dave BrubeckTwo Generations of Brubeck. From Brubeck's 1973 release. Alice ColtraneRadha Krsna Nama Sankirtana. From 1976.
From EPM Jazz Archives: Louis ArmstrongThe Legendary Hot Five, vol. 1 VariousBebop Pianists. This collection features Monk, Powell and many others. Johnny HodgesWith and Without Duke Ellington, vol. 2
From Ocium: Wild Bill DavisOrganology, vol. 1: April in Paris: 1950-1953. Featured are recordings with Ellington and Louis Jordan. Wild Bill DavisOrganology, vol. 2: Syncopated Clock: 1953-1955.
From Dutton Vocalion: Frank WeirPresenting Frank Weir Ted HeathDecca Singles & Rarities
From Various Labels: VariousThe Singles (Narada Jazz). Woody HermanThe Everest Years (VI). Bunk Johnson & His New Orleans BandThe Complete Deccas, Victors and V Disc Alternate Takes (Document). The complete collection of Bunk Johnson recordings from November 1945 through June 1946. Graham CollierWorkpoints: Two Concerts from a Golden Age of British Jazz (Cuniform). This double disc of previously unreleased recordings from 1968 and 1975. Don RedmanDoin' the New Low Down (Hep). These performances from 1932-34 include recordings with Cab Calloway and the Mills Brothers. Stephane GrappelliThe Gypsy Whispers (Fuel 2000).
From Concord Records: VariousConcord Picante 25th Anniversary Collection. This four CD boxset celebrates Concord Picante's 25th year of releasing great latin jazz recordings.
From Collectables: Manhattan TransferMan-Tora: Live in Tokyo Mose AllisonLessons in Living Mose AllisonMiddle Class White Boy. Both Allsion recordings come from his 1982 Elektra releases.
From Jasmine Records: Stan KentonArtistry in Paris. A Double Disc from a 1953 concert. Sonny Burke & his OrchestraMambo Jambo Man. A double disc collection. Lee WileyFollow 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 HawkinsJazz Reunion. This all-star line-up recorded this album in 1961. Flip PhillipsSpanish Eyes
From Other Labels: Irene Kral with Alan BroadbentGentle Rain (Choice). This is Kral's last recording from 1977. VariousThe Most Relaxing Jazz Piano Music in the Universe (Denon). A double disc collection. Freddie RoachBrown Sugar (Water). Originally released on Blue Note. Red NorvoNaturally! (VSOP).
From Blue Note: Lena HorneSeasons of a Life. Includes previously unreleased recordings featuring Herbie Hancock. Lena HorneAn Evening with Lena Horne. A DVD of a concert from 1956.
From Columbia / Legacy: Miles DavisRound About Midnight. This 2 CD collection features both the album and a series of performances in the mid 1950's.
From Verve: Count BasieThe 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 HornLive at Le Jazz au Bar Ella FitzgeraldThe Complete Verve Singles
From Justin Time: Chet BakerLove for Sale Nina SimoneLet It Be Me
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.