Deluxe 11CD Box Set. From 78s, LPs, and CD compilations that were all in private collections, Mosaic has gathered the mind-boggling 243 titles that make up this collection spanning the years 1942-1949. This set is so significant because it is a microcosm of jazz in a time of transition, encompassing traditional, swing, big band, and bebop.
LIMITED 180 GR. AUDIOPHILE PRESSING. BONUS 10" INCLUDED. This legendary recording session is poignant and moving in line with Coleman Hawkins' ‘Sirius’ and the last recording of Billie Holiday. Lester Young is reduced but the grace and genius are still there! Some days later, on March 15, 1959, Lester succumb at the Alvin hotel, a few hours after arriving in New York. A heart attack had just one defeat all musicians nicknamed ‘Prez’, The President.
CD Digisleeve. Live in Hollywood 1995. Previously unpublished live recording, under exclusive license from the Horace Tapscott Family. The first opportunity to listen to Horace’s working quintet from the '90s! Includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by the original producers of those recordings: Don Snowden and David Keller, photos by Warren Berman, and some rare documents.
The incomparable trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith releases simultaneously 2 CD box sets! String Quartets Nos. 1-12 + The Emerald Duets. Check it out!
This is the fifth CD of new music written expressly for the all-star guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley. Here Zorn draws inspiration from the enigmatic tales of Argentine philosopher/ writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Jazz saxophonist Mark Turner is known for his intense, intellectual musical style, as well as his deeply thoughtful approach to life. Although he has been heralded by critics, some note that his music may be too rarefied for the commercial market. Early influences included John Coltrane and Warne Marsh. His first album, Yam Yam, was released on the Criss Cross label in 1994, then he produced several albums with Warner Bros. before losing his contract with that label at the end of 2001. Since that time, he has continued to play and to reassess his musical goals, recording several albums for the influential ECM label, including his latest release on a quartet setting: Return from the Stars.
A reference label for unreleased archival recordings and reissued pieces of history. Elemental Music Records specializes in releasing unique Jazz albums and bringing to light previously unissued archival recordings. The Label is working closely with the heirs of the music, the original sound engineers and national archival institutes. Each release will feature newly-remastered recordings, deluxe designed packaging, carefully documented notes and essays. .
Duke Jordan’s early success came as member of the Charlie Parker Quintet contributing some of the most endearingly apt introductions of the jazz’ classic repertoires such as Embraceable You. He composed quite a few great jazz tunes that became standard numbers like Jor-du and No Problem among others. After a lengthy hiatus due to his drug problems in the 60s Jordan was rescued by a handful of Danish jazz enthusiasts and started resuming his professional career in Europe and Japan. This live recording finds Jordan at the famed jazz club Montmartre in the heart of Copenhagen the night before the (studio) recording session of his best-selling album Flight To Denmark (SLC 30337). Duke Jordan made Denmark his permanent home until his death in 2006.