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Content by tag "Prestige Records"

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Dispensary Rolls Out Two More Titles On Limited-Edition “Top Shelf” Vinyl Reissue Series: The 3 Pieces" Vibes Of Truth & Funk Inc.'s Self-Titled Debut Album

Jazz Dispensary Rolls Out Two More Titles On Limited-Edition “Top Shelf” Vinyl Reissue Series: The 3 Pieces" Vibes Of Truth & Funk Inc.'s Self-Titled Debut Album

Two new vinyl titles are being reissued as part of Jazz Dispensary’s Top Shelf Series: The 3 Pieces’ Vibes Of Truth, the lost 70’s jazz-funk crossover classic off Fantasy, and Funk Inc.’s raw and funky, self-titled debut album off Prestige. This will be the first time in over 20 years these releases will be made available ...

Miles Davis Quintet: Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet

Read "Relaxin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet was the second of four releases resulting from Davis' famous May and October 1956 marathon sessions. The other three recordings were Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1957), Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1959), and Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1961). All of the music from these sessions ...

Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call

Read "A Social Call" reviewed by James Nadal

Coming from a gospel oriented family in Dallas, Texas, given a unique name and early tutelage by her piano playing grandmother, Jazzmeia Horn was destined to be a jazz singer. After relocating to New York City to pursue music studies, she went on to conquer the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition, topping that by winning ...

Gene Ammons: Boss Tenor

Read "Boss Tenor" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons' tone can be best described using the qualities of an ideally brewed cup of joe: rounded, bold, smooth, and exhilarating after first taste.

Widely regarded as an original founder of the “Chicago school of tenor sax," Ammons' nonchalant, yet indelible sound--echoing the soft, breathy tone of Lester Young--drove him to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Duke Ellington: Carnegie Hall Concerts

Read "Carnegie Hall Concerts" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Non è certo facile condensare in una recensione la mole di musica contenuta in questo cofanetto: otto CD che riuniscono i quattro concerti presentati da Duke Ellington nella leggendaria Carnegie Hall di New York. Si tratta di una delle fasi più creative del Maestro, qui in grado di mantenere quanto aveva sviluppato per accompagnare gli show del Cotton ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miles Davis - Sonny Rollins: The Classic Prestige Sessions - 1951-1956

Read "The Classic Prestige Sessions - 1951-1956" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

"Ritratto di artisti da giovani," questo potrebbe essere il sottotitolo di The Classic Prestige Recordings, 1951-1956, doppio CD che raccoglie le registrazioni di Miles Davis e Sonny Rollins per la storica etichetta di Bob Weinstock. Il trombettista aveva alle sue spalle la collaborazione con Parker, durante la quale aveva mostrato in forma grezza le sue doti principali (il ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

John Coltrane: Side Steps

Read "John Coltrane: Side Steps" reviewed by Chris May

John Coltrane
Side Steps
Prestige Records
2009

The 5-CD Side Steps follows two other Prestige box sets--the 6-CD Fearless Leader (2006) and 5-CD Interplay (2007)--which together catalogue saxophonist John Coltrane's recordings for the label 1956-58. The three boxes, each packed with extraordinary music, chronicle on parallel paths ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Prestige Records Launch Imeem Page

Prestige Records Launch Imeem Page

In celebration of the legendary label’s 60th anniversary, Prestige Records has launched an imeem profile page featuring music from the new Very Best Of Prestige Records CD, which includes jazz legends Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.

The new imeem page coincides with Concord Music Group’s yearlong 60th anniversary celebration of Prestige ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Coltrane: Dakar

Read "Dakar" reviewed by Chris May

Often cited as saxophonist John Coltrane's first album as leader, Dakar--recorded on April 20, 1957--is a usurper. Originally credited to the Prestige All Stars (and released as part of a short-lived experiment with 16-rpm discs), it was only credited to Coltrane on its re-release in 1963, when the saxophonist's star was firmly in the ascendant. The ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andy and the Bey Sisters: 'Round Midnight

Read "'Round Midnight" reviewed by David Rickert

One of the best things about all of the limited edition series out there is that occasionally an obscure oddity gets released. Not necessarily a record that people have sought after, but more like one that many never even knew existed and thus never clamored for its release.

Such is the case with 'Round ...