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Marian McPartland: Windows

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Windows is a combined CD reissue of two out-of-print albums recorded by pianist Marian McPartland in 1979. Disc one, originally released as Portrait of Marian McPartland, is a studio trio recording with Brian Torff (bass) and Jake Hanna (drums) with the addition of the immensely talented Jerry Dodgion. It’s simply a great set. The trio plays ...

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Clark Terry and Max Roach: Friendship

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On the day this lovely recording was released, co-leaders Clark Terry (trumpet) and Max Roach (drums), legends both, were 82 and 79 years old respectively. Perhaps it would be best to get the clichés out of the way. Yes, it’s important that elder statesmen of jazz keep recording, and no one deserves that title more than ...

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John Menegon: Search Light

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John Menegon's Search Light is not only witty, atmospheric, and thoroughly engaging from one end to the other, it argues against the frequent error of perceiving the role of the bass too narrowly. The bass is so often thought of as the engine room of jazz ensembles, providing the rhythmic pulse and harmonic core, that many ...

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Chick Corea: Rendezvous in New York

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If there was one place in the jazz world to be in December 2001, it was at the Blue Note in New York, where in a three-week long celebration of his 60th birthday, pianist Chick Corea performed in multiple configurations with vocalist extraordinaire Bobby McFerrin, vibraphone legend Gary Burton, drummer Roy Haynes and many other world-class ...

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McCoy Tyner: 13th House

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Piano master McCoy Tyner's latest release, 13th House, is a truly unusual recording that deserves particular attention. Mr. Tyner's scintillating, rapid fire eighth notes in the right hand, the subterranean rumbles from the piano's lower register, and of course, the thundering chords that have made his sound instantly recognizable to generations of admirers are all here ...

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Irvin Mayfield: Half Past Autumn Suite

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Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield's Half Past Autumn Suite was commissioned by the New Orleans Museum of Art as a tribute to Gordon Parks on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of his work. The suite was intended as a tribute to Mr. Parks, who is not just a great photographer, but also a writer, filmmaker, poet, and ...


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