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Milt Jackson: Sunflower / Goodbye

Read "Sunflower / Goodbye" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Even if vibes player Milt Jackson had just played with The Modern Jazz Quartet and not embarked on a solo career, his place in jazz history would be secure. However, Jackson was much more than a vital part of the famous chamber jazz group and he recorded a string of excellent albums, including three sessions as ...

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Charlie Rich: Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High) / Silver Linings / Take Me / Rollin' With The Flow

Read "Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High) / Silver Linings / Take Me / Rollin' With The Flow" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There is an anecdote about the legendary singer Elvis Presley, who walked into the office of Sun Records to do an audition. He was asked by receptionist Marion Keisker what kind of singer he was and Presley answered: “I sing all kinds."

The same could be said about another Sun Records-affiliate, the pianist, ...

Arthur Blythe: Lenox Avenue Breakdown / In The Tradition / Illusions / Blythe Spirit

Read "Lenox Avenue Breakdown / In The Tradition / Illusions / Blythe Spirit" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Jazz-reissues are important because they help to write and rewrite jazz-history. Through reissues, the prominence of an artist is maintained and the canon is confirmed, but it can also be questioned and corrected. A double-disc from the excellent reissue label, BGO, brings four key records from leader and alto saxophonist, Arthur Blythe, back into circulation. The ...

Steve Khan: Eyewitness Trilogy

Read "Steve Khan: Eyewitness Trilogy" reviewed by John Kelman

Emerging on the New York scene in the mid-1970s, guitarist Steve Khan didn't long at all to develop a strong reputation as both chameleon-like session guitarist--comfortably crossing over from the jazz world into pop and rock and gracing albums by artists ranging from Esther Phillips, Freddie Hubbard and David Sanborn to Phoebe Snow, Billy Joel and ...

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Ornette Coleman: The Music of Ornette Coleman / Skies of America

Read "The Music of Ornette Coleman / Skies of America" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questa nuova ristampa abbina due lavori centrali nel percorso dell'Ornette Coleman compositore come The Music of Ornette Coleman e il più celebre Skies Of America e ci dà l'opportunità di riflettere nuovamente su questo versante dell'attività del musicista. The Music of Ornette Coleman esce originariamente nel 1967 [anno in cui il musicista riceve anche una prestigiosa borsa di studio in composizione ...

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Graham Collier: The Day of the Dead

Read "The Day of the Dead" reviewed by Nic Jones

Graham Collier's death, in 2011, lends this release a sad air--at least until the gravity of the music is considered, because truly the composer/arranger has gained some measure of immortality through it. Recorded over the years 1976 to 1978, the albums collected here mark a period of transition from Collier the bassist and small band leader ...

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Ken Wheeler & The John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter

Read "Windmill Tilter" reviewed by Jack Kenny

"Lost" has been a favored word in the last few years. Miles Davis' late sixties group was called lost because it did not record officially. Trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler's Windmill Tilter truly has been lost--until now.

Recorded in 1968, the Windmill Tilter suite has only previously been available on increasingly rare and expensive LP. ...

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Ken Wheeler & The John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter

Read "Windmill Tilter" reviewed by Nic Jones

It's easy to forget how long Canadian-born Kenny Wheeler has been making music. This, the first of his infrequent large ensemble recordings, was originally released back in 1969, and some thirteen years prior to that he was working in the quintet of baritone saxophonist Buddy Featherstonhaugh.

Windmill Tilter offers the best of both ...

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Ken Wheeler & The John Dankworth Orchestra: Windmill Tilter

Read "Windmill Tilter" reviewed by John Kelman

Long considered a holy grail of British jazz, trumpet legend/iconic composer Kenny Wheeler's classic 1969 Fontana leader debut, Windmill Tilter, has remained curiously out of print--never, in fact, appearing legitimately on CD.

Until now. Thanks to Andy Gray and BGO Records--a label responsible for a wealth of 1960s and '70s British jazz reissues--Windmill Tilter is ...

Jean-Luc Ponty: Electric Connection / King Kong

Read "Electric Connection / King Kong" reviewed by John Kelman

Having already released King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (Pacific Jazz, 1969) as part of its remastered reissue of Blue Note's 1976 two-disc compilation, Cantaloupe Island (BGO, 2006), which brought together King Kong and The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with The George Duke Trio (World Pacific, 1969), it's a little curious that England's ...


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