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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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October 4th

From Blue Note Connoisseur:
Don Cherry Where is Brooklyn?. From 1966, this set features Pharaoh Sanders, Henry Grimes and Ed Blackwell.
Ike Quebec The Complete 45 Sessions. This double disc from the years 1959-62 features Milt Hinton and Skeeter Best.
Jackie McLean Consequence.
Booker Ervin Tex Book Tenor. Originally released in 1968 as a double LP entitled Back from the Gig
Andrew Hill Andrew!!!. From 1966.
Elmo Hope Trio and Quintet.

From Blue Note Records Artist Select Series:
Freddie Hubbard Artist Selects.
Kenny Burrell Artist Selects.
Gerald Wilson Artist Selects.
Lou Donaldson Artist Selects.

From Columbia / Legacy:
Tommy Dorsey Centennial Collection. A 3 CD, 70 track celebration of this Big Band leader.
Frank Sinatra The 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 Basie Basically Basie (Navarre). A 4 CD box culminated from 101 tracks from between 1937 and 1945.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band New Orleans Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (MRI). A double disc from 1964 featuring Willie and Percy Humphrey.
Jane Monheit The Very Best of (Warlock).
Dr. John Live at Montreux, 1995 / 1986 (Eagle Rock DVD).

October 11th

From Storyville Records:
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra The Treasury Shows, vol. 12. A double disc.
Billy Strayhorn Piano Passion. From 1945.
Bobby Hackett & Bob Haggart V-Disc Recording Parties. From 1943, 1947 and 1948.

From Verve Forecast:
Shirley Horn But Beautiful: The Best of Shirley Horn. This collection includes three live bonus tracks.
Acoustic Alchemy Best Kept Secret. DVD
Jamie Cullum Catching Tales.
Bobby McFerrin Live in Montreal.

From Mosaic Select:
Charles Tolliver Mosaic 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 Fischer Mosaic Select: Jazz Piano Trios. A 3 CD collection.

From Winter & Winter Records:
Paul Motian Trio Live at the Village Vanguard. Featuring Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano
Gary Thomas Overkill.
Tim Berne's Bloodcount Memory Select.

From Various Labels:
Brotzmann / Bennink Schwarzwaldfahrt (Atavistic). Recorded in May of 1977.
Charlie Byrd with Woody Herman Big Band Bamba-Samba Bossa Nova (Universal).
Nina Simone The Soul of Nina Simone (Columbia Legacy). This release is a DualDisc.
John Coltrane One Up One Down (Impulse!). This double disc features previously unreleased live recordings with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison from 1965.
Dr. John Live from London. DVD
Oregon Moon & Mind.
Various Searching 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 Buckmaster Chitinous. From 1971
Terry Durham Crystal Telephone. From 1969.
Michael Garrick Sextet with Norma Winstone The Heart is a Lotus. From 1970.
Paul Gonsalves Humming Bird. From 1970
John Surman John Surman. From 1969
Henry Lowther Band Child Song. From 1970.

October 18th

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 Quintet Acker & Danny (Avid). These are from V-Disc recordings from 1943, 1947 & 1948 .
Jack Teagarden Time for T (Sounds of Yesteryear).
Johnny Holiday Holiday for Lovers (VSOP).
Rebecca Shrimpton & Eric Hofbauer Madman's Moon (CNM Productions).
Albert Ayler The Complete ESP · Disk Recordings (ESP · Disk). This is a 4 CD collection.
Joe Darensbourg Barrelhousein' with Joe... (GHB). Originally this recording was released in 1972.
Tubby Hayes Quartet Commonwealth Blues (Art of Life). This release features previously unreleased BBC recordings from 1965 and includes a 16 page booklet.

From Chronological:
James Moody 1952.
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra 1946-7.
Count Basie and his Orchestra 1952-3.
Red Norvo 1945-7.
Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra 1951.
T-Bone Walker 1952-4.
Lonnie Johnson 1949-52.
B.B. King 1952-4.
Baden Powell Live DVD.
Willie Mabon 1949-54.

October 25th

From Test of Time Records:
Ray Brown with Shelly Manne and Joe Sample The Three.
Jimmy Smith Christmas Cookin' 1964.

From Collectables:
Steps Ahead Steps Ahead. This 1983 release features Michael Brecker, Eddie Gomez and Peter Erskine.
Don Shirley Plays Gershwin / Plays Standard. This two for one release comes from 1960.
Nelson Riddle Nat: An Orchestral Portrait of Nat King Cole.

From Various Labels:
Roy Ayers Mastercuts Presents (Mastercuts).
Various Impulsive! Unmixed (Impulse!).

Coming out in November & December: John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Nat 'King' Cole, Art Blakey, Gene Krupa, Errol Garner, Buck Clayton, Billy Eckstine, George Shearing, Buddy Rich 7 CD box and a Billie Holiday Verve Box.


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