This 30-year-old concert tape captures Michel Petrucciani during his first flush of success, after his first recordings for Blue Note, with bassist Gary Peacock and legendary bop drummer Roy Haynes.
This new 2CD Uptown label set, however, showcases him mostly in quartet (with Lucky Thompson on tenor sax), trio, and even solo formats. CD1 comprises various rarely head broadcasts, while CD2 is devoted to rare studio sides made for such obscure labels as Atomic and Down Beat.
This soulful, historical collector's item just released may well be among the most interesting and historically significant, as any in the Widow's Taste series.
This radical discovery of 5 two-track master tapes of the Charles Mingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata Concert Gallery is a bomb. These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus’ week-long residency in February 1973.
Available on 5-CD DELUXE EDITION and LP!
One of the outstanding tenor saxophonists in jazz history, and a major figure in bop known for his heavy doses of swing, Dexter Gordon had such a colorful and eventful life, including three separate comebacks, that his story would make a great Hollywood movie. He was easily the top tenor saxophonist to emerge during the bop era and possessed his own distinctive sound and created a large body of superior work. During his stay in Europe he was in peak form and Gordon's many SteepleChase recordings rank with the finest work of his career.
Emanem, founded in 1974, features improvised music at its very best. Most feature total improvisation, but some use partly composed material. "Unadulterated New Music For People Who Like New Music Unadulterated" is its motto. It has become a prolific source of both new recordings and archival recordings, notably its extensive documentation of the work of Evan Parker (through PSI) and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble.
Never-before-released 1964-1965 studio and live recordings from jazz organist and pianist Larry Young, the first newly discovered Larry Young recordings in nearly 40 years. 'Larry Young in Paris - The ORTF Recordings' features repertoire later recorded and released on Larry Young's iconic Blue Note Albums.