In one of the major John Coltrane discoveries of recent years a long-lost second live performance of his masterwork, A Love Supreme, has surfaced and now is released by Impulse!. This performance runs considerably longer than the original A Love Supreme and captures a historic moment as the newly refigured sextet launch into the suite with power and spirit.
Newly remastered edition from the original 24-track analog master tapes by the original sound engineer, Hervé Le Guil. Available on Limited 2LP Gatefold and deluxe 6-panel digipak. With specially prepared essays by renowned jazz writers Ashley Kahn & Philippe Vincent, bassist Riccardo Del Fra, drummer Sangoma Everett, and Patrick Wilen. Both editions include 4 previously unreleased alternate takes.
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CHET BAKER SINGS was trumpeter Chet Baker’s all-time best seller and is his most revered album. In this book, renowned Penguin Guide to Jazz and BBC writer BRIAN MORTON explores the making of this iconic jazz masterpiece.
The legendary pianist Chick Corea posthumously releases a spirited live album by his beloved Akoustic Band with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Dave Weckl – the first Akoustic Band outing in more than 20 years. The 2-CD set, recorded in January 2018 at SPC Music Hall in St. Petersburg, Florida, serves as a celebratory reminder of Corea’s singular genius.
Badbadnotgood return with their highly anticipated new album, Talk Memory, a psychedelic jazz record that explores balance and harmony through musical improvisation. Collaborators include legendary composer Arthur Verocai and contemporary icons such as Terrace Martin, Karriem Riggins, and Laraaji.
Born in Nice, Barney Wilen’s (1937-1996) career was boosted in 1957 when he worked with Miles Davis on the soundtrack Ascenseur pour l’échafaud. In 1959, Wilen wrote his two soundtracks Un témoin dans la ville and Jazz sur scène with Kenny Clarke. He also wrote a soundtrack for Roger Vadim’s film Les liaisons dangereuses two years later, working with Thelonious Monk. Wilen returned to composing for French films in the 1980s and 1990s. In the mid-to-late 1960s, he became interested in rock, and recorded an album dedicated to Timothy Leary. Wilen toured in Japan for the first time in 1990. He also worked with punk rockers before returning to jazz in the 1990s. Wilen played with modern jazz musicians until his death in 1996. He died of cancer in Paris at the age of 59.
Founded in 2012 by the American producer Zev Feldman and Spanish producer Jordi Soley, Elemental Music is dedicated to getting out-of-print albums and new archival discoveries into the hands and ears of jazz lovers around the world, and each release will feature deluxe packaging, newly-remastered recordings, and well documented notes with essays from the most recognized jazz journalists in the world, such as Nat Hentoff, Ira Gitler, Ashley Kahn, and Bob Blumenthal. In addition to several series of reissues of classic labels such as Blue Note, Concord or Xanadu, Elemental Music is also releasing newly discovered archival or out-of-print gems of other classic music genres as Soul, Funk, Blues, Rock, Folk & Brazilian Music.
Deluxe 2-CD set officially released in cooperation with the Bill Evans Estate. The complete Hilversum concert, as well as the Metropole session, are previously unreleased. The Amsterdam concert has been only available before on bootleg editions with much inferior sound quality. All of the music presented here bears splendid sound quality and has been mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original Dutch Radio source tapes.