Content by tag "Pablo"

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Pablo: Here I Am

Read "Here I Am" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Bel coraggio questi svizzeri. È ottimo il lavoro che sta portando avanti l'etichetta Unit Records. Escono fuori veri e propri talenti che proprio non t'aspetti. La ricetta? Semplice: non di solo jazz si vive, ma anche di incroci musicali - i più disparati - che stanno caratterizzando questa vera e propria “sfornata" di musicisti in cerca di ...

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Oscar Peterson: Perfect Peterson: The Best of the Pablo and Telarc Recordings

Read "Perfect Peterson: The Best of the Pablo and Telarc Recordings" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The back cover photo on this two-disc set is a shot of the inimitable Oscar Peterson in a light-toned suit with a wide necktie that sports a swirling, quasi-paisley pattern. The photo's in black and white, but we can guess at a riot of colors; and that phrase could serve as a decription of Peterson's piano ...

Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers

Read "Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Zoot Sims
Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers
Pablo/OJC
1975

The beauty of jazz is there are always older recordings to be discovered and rediscovered. Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers is one of these recordings. Long hailed as one of Sims's finest recordings, it was not until ...

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Joe Pass: Blues For Fred

Read "Blues For Fred" reviewed by David Rickert

Joe Pass's Virtuoso (Pablo, 1974) was a milestone: not only was it a terrific CD, it was also the first solo jazz guitar record that was worth listening to all the way through. Pass melded the harmonic virtuosity of Art Tatum to a rock 'n' roll sensibility that appealed to fans of Coltrane and Hendrix alike. ...

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Joe Pass: Virtuoso in New York

Read "Virtuoso in New York" reviewed by Derek Taylor

When it comes to bountiful vault holdings, few musicians can compare with the oeuvre established by guitarist Joe Pass. As the Pablo label's plectral staple his tape stacks rival and possibly even surpass those of Norman Granz's other resident factotum, Oscar Peterson. The steady crop of titles (one or two each year) that continue to find ...

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Milt Jackson: Soul Route

Read "Soul Route" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Two late great bluesmen.

Soul Route is a funky little confederation that brings together perhaps the two most sensitive blues sensibilities in jazz on a single recording— the late Milt Jackson and the late Gene Harris. Recorded during the former's productive ten-year association with Norman Granz and Pablo Records, Soul Route may be credited with sparking ...