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Leaves are changing and falling from the sky as record labels begin to drop reissues into the marketplace in time for the holiday season. Here are just a few of the top reissues for the month of October.
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From Blue Note Connoisseur: Don CherryWhere is Brooklyn?. From 1966, this set features Pharaoh Sanders, Henry Grimes and Ed Blackwell. Ike QuebecThe Complete 45 Sessions. This double disc from the years 1959-62 features Milt Hinton and Skeeter Best. Jackie McLeanConsequence. Booker ErvinTex Book Tenor. Originally released in 1968 as a double LP entitled Back from the Gig Andrew HillAndrew!!!. From 1966. Elmo HopeTrio and Quintet.
From Blue Note Records Artist Select Series: Freddie HubbardArtist Selects. Kenny BurrellArtist Selects. Gerald WilsonArtist Selects. Lou DonaldsonArtist Selects.
From Columbia / Legacy: Tommy DorseyCentennial Collection. A 3 CD, 70 track celebration of this Big Band leader. Frank SinatraThe Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. This double disc compiles 43 recordings of Sinatra's work with the Dorsey Big Band.
From Various Labels: Count BasieBasically Basie (Navarre). A 4 CD box culminated from 101 tracks from between 1937 and 1945. Preservation Hall Jazz BandNew Orleans Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (MRI). A double disc from 1964 featuring Willie and Percy Humphrey. Jane MonheitThe Very Best of (Warlock). Dr. JohnLive at Montreux, 1995 / 1986 (Eagle Rock DVD).
From Storyville Records: Duke Ellington & his OrchestraThe Treasury Shows, vol. 12. A double disc. Billy StrayhornPiano Passion. From 1945. Bobby Hackett & Bob HaggartV-Disc Recording Parties. From 1943, 1947 and 1948.
From Verve Forecast: Shirley HornBut Beautiful: The Best of Shirley Horn. This collection includes three live bonus tracks. Acoustic AlchemyBest Kept Secret. DVD Jamie CullumCatching Tales. Bobby McFerrinLive in Montreal.
From Mosaic Select: Charles TolliverMosaic Select. This 3 CD collection is culminated from 2 live small combo recordings in 1970 and 1973 with a few unreleased tracks Russ Freeman, Richard Twardzik, Jimmy Rowles and Clare FischerMosaic Select: Jazz Piano Trios. A 3 CD collection.
From Winter & Winter Records: Paul Motian TrioLive at the Village Vanguard. Featuring Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano Gary ThomasOverkill. Tim Berne's BloodcountMemory Select.
From Various Labels: Brotzmann / BenninkSchwarzwaldfahrt (Atavistic). Recorded in May of 1977. Charlie Byrd with Woody Herman Big BandBamba-Samba Bossa Nova (Universal). Nina SimoneThe Soul of Nina Simone (Columbia Legacy). This release is a DualDisc. John ColtraneOne Up One Down (Impulse!). This double disc features previously unreleased live recordings with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison from 1965. Dr. JohnLive from London. DVD OregonMoon & Mind. VariousSearching for Soul: Rare & Classic Soul, Funk & Jazz from Michigan 1968-1980 (Luv N Haight).
From Dutton Vocalion's Deram Reissue Series: The Chitinous Ensemble directed by Paul BuckmasterChitinous. From 1971 Terry DurhamCrystal Telephone. From 1969. Michael Garrick Sextet with Norma WinstoneThe Heart is a Lotus. From 1970. Paul GonsalvesHumming Bird. From 1970 John SurmanJohn Surman. From 1969 Henry Lowther BandChild Song. From 1970.
From Verve's Oscar Peterson MPS Reissue Series: Motions & Emotions. 1969 Hello Herbie. 1969 Tristeza on Piano. 1970 Another Day. 1970 Great Connection. 1971 In Tune. 1971
From Various Labels: Acker Bilk-Danny Moss QuintetAcker & Danny (Avid). These are from V-Disc recordings from 1943, 1947 & 1948 . Jack TeagardenTime for T (Sounds of Yesteryear). Johnny HolidayHoliday for Lovers (VSOP). Rebecca Shrimpton & Eric HofbauerMadman's Moon (CNM Productions). Albert AylerThe Complete ESP · Disk Recordings (ESP · Disk). This is a 4 CD collection. Joe DarensbourgBarrelhousein' with Joe... (GHB). Originally this recording was released in 1972. Tubby Hayes QuartetCommonwealth Blues (Art of Life). This release features previously unreleased BBC recordings from 1965 and includes a 16 page booklet.
From Chronological: James Moody1952. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra1946-7. Count Basie and his Orchestra1952-3. Red Norvo1945-7. Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra1951. T-Bone Walker1952-4. Lonnie Johnson1949-52. B.B. King1952-4. Baden PowellLive DVD. Willie Mabon1949-54.
From Test of Time Records: Ray Brown with Shelly Manne and Joe SampleThe Three. Jimmy SmithChristmas Cookin' 1964.
I love jazz because I enjoy the freedom.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was 17.
I met Cedar Walton at a concert in San Paulo.
The best show I ever attended was Helio Jambao trio.
The first jazz record I bought was Witchcraft by George Benson.
My advice to new listeners is listen to the old school first.