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Storyville Records presents the magnificent second half of jazz pianist Hank Jones' concert at the Jazz Club Slukefter, in Copenhaguen, Denmark, recorded on June 7, 1983. The first half was released two years ago, and now it's time for the concluding set. The concert's first half was a mixture of well-known jazz standards with a few jazz originals by Charlie Parker and Bud Powell.
Superb and definitive collector’s editions from modal and hard bop icons at an unbeatable price. Many first time on CD albums, some complete legendary sessions, and mostly 2 albums on 1 CD plus bonus tracks and comprehensive booklets from 12 to 24 pages. Limited stocks – Offer valid while stocks last.
One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. "Bird," along with his contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell, is considered a founder of bebop. Parker's remarkable technique, fairly original sound, and ability to come up with harmonically advanced phrases that could be both logical and whimsical were highly influential. The incomparable life and extraordinary, trailblazing career of jazz titan and influential composer Charlie Parker will be honored throughout 2020 with a worldwide celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth (August 29, 1920).
A post-war masterpiece, George Russell’s Ezz-Thetics is the inspiration behind the new Swiss label from Werner X. Uehlinger, founder of Hat Hut Records. Its first steps have been quite big besides the usual high quality contemporary artists. Recordings by Jimmy Giuffre 3, Albert Ayler, Marion Brown, Matthew Shipp, John Coltrane or Sun Ra have gathered interest and placed the label in the music radar for collectors and aficionados alike. All these releases under a new sub-series called “Revisited” made up of a selection of important releases from the 1960s which marked an important the label would like to share with passion for these creative years in Avantgarde Jazz.
Citadel/Room 315 is an hour-long suite of eleven tracks, beautifully composed and arranged by Mike Westbrook that is rightly considered to be one of the high-points of Brit-jazz from that era. Mike was commissioned by Sveriges (Swedish) Radio to write the work with Surman as lead soloist. He then travelled to Sweden to perform and conduct it for the first time, live in concert. This recording has never been released until now and presents a wildly different recording to the later LP, the rawness and freedom of the playing contrasting strongly with the more polished studio album.