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NEWS: RECORDING

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Original jazz Classics Remasters: Monk, Evans, Adderley, Montgomery, Baker and More

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on July 23, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, several bonus tracks on nearly each disc (some previously unreleased) and new liner notes providing historical context to the original material, the series celebrates the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records, ...

ARTICLE: REASSESSING

Pharoah Sanders: Thembi

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Pharoah Sanders

Thembi

Impulse!

1971

It is strange that two of the most striking albums made by saxophonist Pharoah Sanders during the first flush of late 1960s/early 1970s astral jazz have been so often overlooked in reissue series. Tauhid (Impulse!, 1967)--the recording which launched astral jazz, the style Sanders fashioned ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Alice Coltrane: The Flowering of Astral Jazz

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The launch of Impulse! Records' 2-on-1 reissue series--which packages two original LPs on one CD--includes six key albums from the glorious first flowering of the astral jazz forged by pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane and saxophonist Pharoah Sanders on Impulse! towards the end of the 1960s.

The style emerged following saxophonist John Coltrane's ...

Sun Ra: College Tour Vol. 1

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Sun Ra College Tour Vol. 1

ESP Disk

2010

There is nothing quite as breathtaking as one of the early recordings of Sun Ra and his Arkestra. After his explosive and historic recordings The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Vol. IVol. II were first released in 1965 and 1966, modern music ...