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.
180 Gram Audiophile Grading Lps. Gatefold Packaging. Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes. Manufactured at Record Technology Inc. (RTI), California, USA.
Guitarist John Scofield celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made in a day in New York in March 2019 - “old school” style as Scofield says, while acknowledging that more than forty years of preparation led up to it.
In the tradition of labels wholly devoted to vinyl re-pressing, Sam Records puts out a product of top-notch musical, production and visual quality. Check out the available titles!
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..