Getz At The Gate is a previously unreleased 1961 live recording from the historic Village Gate in New York City. This release features an all-star, rarely heard quartet with pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes (aka The Boston Band). Includes extensive liner notes by Boston jazz historian Bob Blumenthal.
Universal has just presented their new definitive edition of the classic Miles Davis album.This new release showcases the original Capitol studio sessions newly remastered from the original session tapes, introducing a pristine sound quality previously unheard for this music.
2019 marks 80 years since German immigrant Alfred Lion produced his first Blue Note recording session in NYC, and Universal Music is honoring that historic moment with several reissues and new release series unearthing the legacy of maybe the best jazz label of all time.
When Will The Blues Leave documents a terrific performance at the Aula Magna di Trevano in Switzerland. Included here, alongside the angular freebop Ornette Coleman title track, are Paul Bley’s “Mazatlan”, brimming over with energy, Gary Peacock’s evergreen “Moor”, Gershwin’s tender “I Loves You Porgy” and much more. All played with the subtlety of master improvisers, recasting the music in every moment.
This fascinating unissued concert finds Gordon at the Subway jazz club in Köln, Germany, on September 11, 1973, playing along Irv Rochlin on piano, Henk Haverhoek on bass, and Tony Inzalaco on drums. This edition contains a 16-page booklet with rare photographs, and special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna and by Dexter s widow, Maxine Gordon.
Resonance Records proudly announces the issue of "Evans in England", a vibrant, previously unreleased set of recordings featuring music by lyrical piano master Bill Evans with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell captured during an engagement at Ronnie Scott’s celebrated jazz club in December 1969.
An acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Fred Hersch is a supremely gifted soloist with a sophisticated, yet unself-conscious approach to playing standards and his own original compositions. As a teacher, he counts both Brad Mehldau and the Bad Plus' Ethan Iverson as former students. As a player, his nuanced style, influenced by such giants as Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, and Oscar Peterson, has garnered him multiple Grammy nominations, and made him a benchmark for modern jazz. Openly gay and diagnosed HIV-positive at age 30, Hersch is a vocal proponent for gay rights and AIDS research and education.
American Jazz Classics is a collector's label specialized in reissuing rare as well as highly celebrated jazz albums by the greatest masters. CDs usually present two LPs on 1CD or are presented with plenty of bonus tracks, and are accompanied with a fully illustrated booklet including both new research and the original liner notes and artwork.
This is Sons of Kemet’s first release on Impulse!, the label that was home to Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and Pharoah Sanders at their peaks. Your Queen Is A Reptile has Shabaka Hutchings and company using sax, tuba and dual-drums to conjure music that sees traditional jazz modes cusping on several sounds of the Caribbean diaspora. Soca, calypso, merengue and more all rumble in the lines of the drum work here, and Hutchings masterfully uses his horn to conduct the proceedings.