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Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift than super jazz from the past. Here is this month's new crop of reissues and special event records.
Attention record labels! Please email me your reissue schedules so I can include them in future lists.
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From Lonehill Jazz: Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery with the Billy Taylor Trio Miles Davis Quartet with John ColtraneLive in Den Haag Miles Davis QuartetManchester Concert
From Gambit Records: Ornette ColemanLove Revolution / Complete 1968 Italian Tour Bill EvansLive in Rome 1979 Bill EvansKöln Concert 1976 Bill EvansComplete February 1972 Paris ORTF Performance Miles Davis w/ John ColtraneLive in Zurich Wes Montgomery QuartetLive in Belgium 1965 Hank Jones Quartet with Kenny BurrellComplete Recordings, vol. 2
From Various Record Labels: Isaac HayesUltimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It? (Stax / Fantasy) George BensonLive at Montreux 1986 (RED) Les PaulIsle of Golden Dreams (The Capitol Years 1948-54) (Universe) VariousFreedom Jazz Dance Book II (Schema)
From ESP-Disk: Albert AylerThe Complete ESP-Disk Recordings. This is a 4 CD collection Sun Ra The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings . This is a 2 CD collection
From Passport Audio: Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersLive Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra w/ Sarah VaughanSwinging Mr. B Coleman HawkinsAll Star Session John ColtraneLive at the Half Note. from 1963.
From Storyville: Louis ArmstrongIn Scandinavia, vol. 3. This release compiles previously unreleased recordings from 1955. Vincent Nilsson & The World SextetMore Spirituals
From Dutton Vocalion's Deram Reissue Series: The John Cameron QuartetOff Centre. From 1969 Alan Skidmore QuintetOnce Upon A Time. From 1970 Mike WestbrookLove Songs. From 1970 and features 2 bonus tracks. John Surman & John WarrenTales of Algonquin. From 1971 Michael Garrick SeptetBlack Marigolds. From a 1968 Argo release.
From Koch: George ShearingMusic to Hear Nat King ColeCollection. This 128 minute 3 DVD collection features three films Encore, Stardust Memories and Unforgettable. Ute LemperBlood and Feathers. This DVD features a performance from the Caryle Café.
From Jazz Legends: Duke EllingtonCotton Club Stomp 1929-32 Louis ArmstrongEarly Big Band Performances 1929-33 Benny CarterEarly Years of Brilliance 1928-40
From Transparency: Sun Ra ArkestraLive in Europe DVD Sun Ra ArkestraWPFW Radio Jazz Festival DVD
From Various Record Labels: Nat King ColeThe Capitol Transcription Sessions (Blue Note). This collection contains three CDs and 71 tracks. Glenn Miller and Benny GoodmanGlenn and Benny (Avid) Clark Terry & The Young Titans of JazzLive at Marihan's (Chiaroscuro). This two-disc collection is culminated from a disc of Terry with his big band and another disc of music from his influences. Sonny RollinsEssential Sonny Rollins: The RCA Years (Columbia / Legacy) Ernie WilkinsThe Everest Years (E2 Music)
From ESP-Disk: Albert AylerSlugs Saloon. 2 CD set. Patty WatersThe Complete ESP-Disk Recordings. A 2 CD set.
From Enja: Charles MingusIn Europe Mark FeldmanBook of Tells
From Image Entertainment DVDs: Chick Corea & Bobby McFerrinRendezvous in NY Chick Corea & Three Quartets BandRendezvous in NY
From Mighty Quinn: Eddie Condon AllstarsTiger Rag & All That Jazz. Originally released in 1958 on World Records/ Edmund HallPetite Fleur. Originally released in 1959 on United Artists. Harold LandTake Aim. Originally released in 1960 on Blue Note and contains a few bonus tracks. Pepper AdamsCritics Choice. From the 1957 World release.
From Chronological: Buck Clayton1953 Erroll Gardner1953 Gene Krupa1952-53 Mezz Mezzrow1951-53 Willie 'The Lion' Smith1950-53 Bullmoose Jackson1950-3 Joe Liggins1950-2 JT Brown1950-4
From Collectables: Ars NovaSunshine and Shadows Charles LloydAcoustic Masters I Charles Wright & Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandExpress Yourself. From 1970. Chico HamiltonGongs East Will BradleyEight to the Bar
From Various Record Labels: Miles Davis Collection: Sketches of Spain / Kind of Blue & In A Silent Way (Columbia / Legacy) Louis ArmstrongVol. 3 Quintessence '" NY, Chicago and Boston 1947-50 (Fremeaux) Duke EllingtonLove You Madly / A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral (RED). This is a 116-minute DVD from 1965. > Nina SimoneAt Newport. The Village Gate and Elsewhere (Westwood). This package contains 2 CDs. Gentle GiantOn Reflection: The Ultimate Anthology (DRT). This package contains 3 CDs.
From Delmark: Otis RushAll Your Love I Miss Loving. A previously unreleased 1976 live recording Mississippi HeatOne Eye Open. Released Separately as a CD and DVD Tail Dragger and His Chicago Blues BandMy Head is Bald Released Separately as a CD and DVD Zora YoungTore Up from the Floor
From Various Record Labels: Joe PassMontreux Jazz Festival, vol. 8 (Geneon DVD)
Coming out in December releases by: Gilberto Gil, Buddy Rich, Billie Holiday boxset, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington and many, many others. Stay tuned!
Jazz is a continuing revelation. The best show I ever attended was the
Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, or was it Robert
Glasper's Experiment at Lincoln Center, or was it Chick Corea with
Brian Blade at Oberlin College? Most of all I enjoy playing guitar and
composing beats with my Brooklyn-based group Space Captain.