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Classic vinyl remasterings from Storyville

Read "Classic vinyl remasterings from Storyville" reviewed by Chris Mosey

In time for the festive season, the Copenhagen label Storyville is reissuing three classic albums from its archives remastered on 180-gram vinyl: Charlie Parker In Sweden, 1950; Ben Webster Plays Ballads; and Sahib Shihab's “lost" minor masterpiece Sentiments. The Charlie Parker album was recorded on November 24, 1950 at a concert in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg and a jam session afterwards. It was last made available in 1983 and comes with original sleeve art and ...

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Sahib Shihab: And the Danish Radio Jazz Group

Read "And the Danish Radio Jazz Group" reviewed by George Kanzler

Made in the mid-'60s, over a decade before Thad Jones led the Danish Radio Big Band, this gem of an album offers more evidence of the centrality of Denmark to the modern, post-World War II jazz scene. It's also a forceful reminder of the limitations of the “great names" approach to jazz history, where such worthy talents as the late Sahib Shihab (1925-89) are ignored or marginalized. Shihab, a pioneering bebop baritone saxophonist and flutist, continued to develop and innovate ...

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Sahib Shihab: Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group

Read "Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Sahib Shihab (1925-1989) played alongside such greats as Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, and Art Blakey in the 1940s and 50s. But in order to escape the racial problems in the United States and take advantage of the increased appreciation and opportunities for jazz abroad, he left for Europe and settled in Copenhagen in 1962. He became one of the featured soloists in the Clarke-Boland Big Band and joined the relatively young Danish Radio Jazz Group around the same ...

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Sahib Shihab: Seeds and Sentiments

Read "Sahib Shihab: Seeds and Sentiments" reviewed by Bobby Hancock

Jazz music has more than its fair share of overshadowed figures that whilst contributing much to the music have little presence in its collective conscious. One such musician is the talented multi-reedist, Sahib Shihab, who despite emigrating from the United States in the early 1960's managed to have a significant impact on the scene. Recording with some of the legends of bop, before embarking on a European career in jazz as a soloist and member of the successful Clarke Boland ...


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