7 CD Box Set including three hours of released material plus five hours of unreleased material. Remastered from the original analog tapes and mixed anew for maximum fidelity.
The legendary Blue Note label presents Just Coolin’, a Never Before Released 1959 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers studio album, which has been waiting in the vaults for the last 60 years! This is an obvious motive for happiness for jazz fans, mostly considering that the immortal 1959 Messengers consisted of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt, plus the leader on drums.
A never before heard duo performance by the great French saxophonist in prestine sound quality. 180 Gram Gatefold LP including special annotations by famed jazz writers Pascal Anquetil (Jazz Magazine) & Brian Morton (Penguin Guide to Jazz). Full texts in English & French.
AWARDED CHOC JAZZ MAGAZINE JUL-AUG 2020
The life and career of jazz titan and influential composer Charlie Parker will be honored throughout 2020 with several reissues and new editions of his celebrated music work commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth (August 29, 1920).
180 Gram Audiophile Grading Lps. Gatefold Packaging. Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes. Manufactured at Record Technology Inc. (RTI), California, USA.
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.
As any well-read jazz fan will know, Art Blakey was so much more than a powerhouse drummer armed with a swashbuckling, polyrhythmic style. He was also a charismatic bandleader who co-founded The Jazz Messengers and led the legendary group from 1956 until his death in 1990. During that time, the band – which became known as “The Hard Bop Academy” – saw 167 young musicians come through its ranks, many of whom would later rise to become stars in their own right..
The life and career of jazz titan and influential composer Charlie Parker will be honored throughout 2020 with several reissues and new editions of his celebrated music work. On August 29, 2020 the great alto saxophonist, one of the few undisputed jazz geniuses, would have been 100 (sadly he died in 1955, at the age of 34). Commemorating this important date, the BIRD’S NEST collection presents Parker’s best recordings (either live or in the studio) on DIGIPACK (including single, double, and triple sets), and limited colored 180 gram vinyl. Check them out!
This album shines a light on the whole legacy of Gillespie, one of America’s finest artists. The original music Douglas wrote swings and shimmers with a grace reminiscent of the great man. Dizzy Atmosphere also contains several imaginative arrangements of Gillespie compositions, including reinterpretations of two key Gillespie tunes “Manteca” and “Pickin’ the Cabbage.” Douglas’s band is also remarkable, featuring fellow trumpeter Dave Adewumi, recent winner of the Carmine Caruso Competition, along with pianist Fabian Almazan, guitarist Matt Stevens, bassist Carmen Rothwell, and drummer Joey Baron..