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The definitive collection of the pivotal early recordings of Nat’s 29-year recording career, out now on Resonance Records.Most tracks are receiving their first official release in this meticulously restored deluxe 7CD or 10LP box set of original live-to-disk recordings.
This is truly a "lost" album that's a jazz holy grail on par with Tubby Hayes' 1968 albums Mexican Green and 100% Proof. Cut with a smoking new band with whom he was trying to re-establish himself as a viable musician after two years of health problems, arrests, and other mishaps, this amounts to his last great album.
Previously unreleased lost recordings of Miles Davis and his Quintet. Recorded on 11th May 1969 in Rotterdam, the recordings were lost for years and now available brilliantly remastered as a CD and soon on vinyl too. Re-Mastered to an amazing powerful sound, the album includes alternate versions of tracks found on Miles globally successful album Bitches Brew.
A previously unissued quartet performance in pristine sound quality by the great saxophonist Barney Wilen! This wonderful concert finds him playing at the Keystone Korner in Tokyo, Japan, on February 11th, 1991. This 2-CD edition contains a 20-page booklet with rare and previously unpublished photographs from the tour courtesy of Oliver Hutman, and special annotations by Hutman, Gilles Naturel, Patrick Wilen (Barney's son) and jazz journalist Bruno Pfeiffer.
One of the most individualistic pianists, composers, and arrangers of his generation, Ahmad Jamal's disciplined technique and minimalist style had a huge impact on trumpeter Miles Davis, and Jamal is often cited as contributing to the development of cool jazz throughout the 1950s. Influenced by such pianists as Errol Garner, Art Tatum, and Nat King Cole, as well as big-band and orchestral music, Jamal developed his own boundary-pushing approach to modern jazz that incorporated an abundance of space, an adept use of tension and release, unexpected rhythmic phrasing and dynamics, and a highly melodic, compositional style evidenced beautifully on the best-selling 1958 offering Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not for Me..
About to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the monumentally influential ECM Records continues to set new directions in music and sound. Founded by producer Manfred Eicher in Munich in 1969 and still under his artistic leadership, ECM (an acronym for Edition of Contemporary Music) became one of the few major labels of jazz scene since the 1970’s. Keith Jarrett’s 1975 live album The Köln Concert is one of the top-selling jazz albums of all time today. Together with Jarrett, Norwegian sax player Jan Garbarek, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stańko, German bassist Eberhard Weber, American musicians Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette and John Abercrombie are just top of the iceberg when it comes to the names that shaped and glorified the ECM catalogue. ECM has also introduced the West to such notable Eastern European composers as Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Valentin Silvestrov, and Tigran Mansurian.
Presented here is the complete Johnny Hodges album Creamy (Verve MGV-8136), one of his best small group albums as a leader. In addition to Hodges, many important figures from the Duke Ellington band are also featured here, among them Clark Terry, Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, and the great Billy Strayhorn, who also contributes three compositions. Hodges’ following date as a leader, showcasing a very similar personnel, has been added as a bonus in its entirety.